Matron - Surgical Business Unit

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Information:

This job is now closed

Job summary

The main purpose of this role is to provide nursing leadership and support across the teams within the SBU to ensure the provision of high quality, safe and effective patient care and services to our patients and service users.

Main duties of the job

Provide strong management and leadership of the nursing workforce in the SBU/designated service areas, working in collaboration with the Associate Director, service line managers, Matrons, Ward sisters / charge nurses / specialist nurses and other clinicians

Take a lead role, supported by the Chief Matron, in developing and improving nursing and midwifery practice and education throughout the SBU, in order to ensure high quality, safe and effective health care services for patients.

Support the SBU to provide high quality effective services within budget, identifying opportunities for cost improvement where possible.

Accountable for the monitoring and maintenance of professional standards within the SBU, and, in collaboration with the Chief Matron, develop a strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, which delivers excellence in nursing and midwifery care across the Trust

Work closely with the Associate Director of Quality and Associate Director of Risk, Chief Matrons, matrons and teams to ensure the delivery of robust patient safety, quality, clinical governance and clinical risk management strategies within the business unit.

Responsible and accountable for ensuring a safe, clean clinical environment, including leading on infection prevention and control and safeguarding priorities for the business unit.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

Depending on experience pa

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

297-6359793

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached documents including job advert, for the full job description and person specifications for this role

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached documents including job advert, for the full job description and person specifications for this role

Person Specification

Meets all essential criteria

Essential

  • See PS
  • See PS

Experience

Essential

  • See PS
  • See PS
Person Specification

Meets all essential criteria

Essential

  • See PS
  • See PS

Experience

Essential

  • See PS
  • See PS

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Chief Matron Surgical Business Unit

Fiona Gow

fiona.gow2@nhs.net

01914453049

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

Depending on experience pa

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

297-6359793

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Supporting documents

Privacy notice

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)