SOAMHS Eastbourne Matron

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
To be responsible for operational line management of all SOAMHS & Dementia services in a defined area, (HWL&H or Eastbourne or Hastings). This includes line management responsibility for:

Inpatient (integrated or dementia wards)

SOAMHS & Dementia community services

This post has lead accountability for the delivery of objectives outlined below and included within the area of 'patient experience'.

Promote and deliver the Modern Matron (MM) agenda, as defined by the Department of Health.

Main duties of the job

Provide a visible, accessible and authoritative presence in clinical settings and related forums, to patients, carers and staff, demonstrating clear and effective clinical leadership

Ensure that the highest standards of care are aspired to and achieved within the resources

Deliver effective governance, achieve performance targets, use information and data effectively to improve quality and minimize

Achieve an agreed set of health and social care performance targets. Provide services within the agreed financial resources and achieve all financial targets, including cost efficiency savings ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness.

To contribute in the planning and delivery of service objectives, managing specific change projects as required, ensuring customer focus, consistency, quality, and cost effectiveness. Respond to Serious Untoward Incidents (SUIs), complaints and communications, ensuring timely and thorough investigation, effective communication of recommendations and closely monitoring actions to ensure they are fully implemented.

To develop care that is customer focused, non-stigmatising, accessible and responsive to local need.

Please see attached job description for further details.

About us

Sussex Partnership was formed in April 2006 as an NHS Trust and established as an NHS Foundation Trust with Teaching Trust status in August 2008. We employ approximately 5000 staff, serve a total catchment population of more than 2 million and generate an income of £250 million.

The Trust delivers services via 5 Care Delivery Services (CDS), tasked with providing overarching leadership for care groups and / or geographical areas. Each CDS is led by an operational director and a clinical director, with a multi-disciplinary leadership team (including a range of clinical professions as well as business, finance, HR, IT and estates and facilities support staff) providing additional leadership and governance oversight. The CDS model supports continuous service improvement for patients and carers, is supported by Clinical Academic Groups and aligns with our Trust Values, Organisational Strategy and Clinical Strategy. The Trust strives to provide consistently high-quality services, working in partnership with each other, the people who use our services and other organisation

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further information.

Provide effective line management and leadership of all staff within defined unit (see organisational chart)

Understand Trust key objectives, translate those relevant to service into key service objectives and ensure completion of annual staff appraisals which reflect objectives and the development of job plans.

Be fully appraised of the relevant performance indicators including a through understand of their construction and how information and clinical systems operate to achieve the targets, establish and maintain effective systems and processes that enable achievement of key performance indicators relevant to the

Ensure service is managed within designated budget and take appropriate action to maintain financial To be responsible for a defined budget& monitor budget expenditure. Work with colleagues to ensure that relationships are sustained with commissioners/ CCG, GP's and other significant stakeholders.

Ensure compliance within Trust financial standing

Ensure staff have access to appropriate training and

Promote an effective team ethos and communicate regularly through meetings with teams and individuals, providing opportunity for dynamic 2 way

Ensure that all aspects of HR, including recruitment & retention and performance issues are managed in accordance with relevant policies & procedures.

Take the lead role in the recruitment processes for staff and ensuring that staff with the necessary competencies is being appointed/retained.

Develop systems that ensure delivery of user and carer involvement in service

Improve capacity and quality of care through compliance with Productive Ward initiative

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Post qualification study to Master's level (or equivalent)
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Meet NMC requirement for maintenance of registration
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience as Ward Manager or equivalent in the community
  • Extensive previous experience in working with Older People
  • Demonstration of personal development
  • Experience working with people with serious mental health problems
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Health and Social Care governance
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Experience of performance management
  • Experience of Risk Assessment and management
  • Demonstration of collaborative working with Multi Disciplinary Team / other services.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 2007, Mental capacity Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Safeguarding adults and children and other relevant legislation / government developments.

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