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Band 8a Matron - Reaside/Hillis Lodge

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse to apply for the role of Matron based at Reaside and Hillis Lodge within our Medium Secure Service.

The post holder will work directly with the Head of Nursing and AHPs for the division and in partnership with the Clinical Nurse Manager. You will be an inspirational and credible leader who is able to develop and lead through others. The role of the Matron is crucial to developing a compassionate and well led service where excellent standards of practice, and effective patient care is delivered through a skilled workforce. You will be able promote and support best practice, set professional standards and fairly hold colleagues to account to these.

You will be working directly with the Head of Nursing and AHP to develop robust mechanisms to ensure that care delivered within Reaside Clinic and Hillis Lodge is safe, effective and of consistently high quality. Essential to the role is the ability to use data, audit, service evaluation and quality improvement methodology to develop a reflective, continuous improvement culture. Other key areas of focus for this role are developing the clinical supervision and reflective practice offers, promoting safeguarding awareness and practice, infection, prevention and control compliance, learning from incidents, complaints and patient/carer feedback and leading the reducing restrictive practice work within the service area.

Main duties of the job

You will need a sound knowledge of the national legislation with regard to infection prevention, the Mental Health Act and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, and extensive knowledge in maintaining and improving clinical standards. Maintaining an oversight of safe staffing with regard to skill mix and effectiveness, environmental and estates issues impacting on patient safety and other aspects of compliance play an important part of the Matron role. There is also an expectation to work flexibly across the shifts at times to support the service and there is an expectation to be part of the Trust wide On Call Rota.

The post holder will embrace multi-disciplinary working and work as a key member of the MDT, you will also be required to represent the service and the Head of Nursing and AHPs at key forums and meetings.

Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills will be required for this post and you will need to be able to work effectively both on your own initiative and as part of the team.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Education, Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified RMN on NMC Register of Nurses
Experience / Knowledge Essential
  • Significant post registration nursing experience within the clinical speciality
  • Significant professional leadership, especially professional development, clinical governance and supervision and appraisal
Skills Essential
  • Evidence of understanding and developing nursing policy and practice, education and research within the context of a multidisciplinary setting
  • Evidence of being able to communicate with and engage front line clinical staff, clinical leaders service users and carers where there may be barriers to understanding
Personal Attrubutes Essential
  • Drive for results - A strong commitment to making service improvements and a determination to achieve positive service outcomes

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