Matron/Senior Nurse Paediatric Disability, Community, & Complex Care

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Bristol, BS2 8BJ

Salary: Not specified

Matron/Senior Nurse Paediatric Disability, Community, & Complex Care

A Vacancy at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

Matron/Senior Nurse

Paediatric Community, Disability, Complex Care Jessie May & CNS Teams

Band 8a

30hrs a week/ 0.8 wte

We are looking for a dynamic practitioner who can multi-task, make high level decisions and demonstrate excellent people skills. A rare and exciting opportunity within the Senior Nurse Team at BRHC post covering the Paediatric Disability, Complex Care Services, Community and Jessie May link within BRHC. The role will include the oversight of all activity with these services, line management of some CNS teams as well as specific link Matron roles. The successful candidate will have proven effective management and leadership skills and the ability to work under pressure and will be part of the Duty Matron Team. There is a high level of autonomy whilst also working with wider MDT colleagues within the hospital and department. The candidate will work closely with the divisional management and triumvirate team.

The ideal candidate for the role will:
• Have significant experience in problem solving, using their initiative & providing a clear vision for the services they lead.
• Have the ability to proactively lead & problem solve to resolution.
• A prompt & clear decision maker.
• Be an experienced communicator & work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.

This post provides strong leadership, visible, credible, senior nursing presence accessible to staff, patients and their families for advice, assistance and support. The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of optimum quality patient care in their area/s of responsibility, and in line with the ten key matron responsibilities outlined nationally.

As Matron the post holder is expected to ensure that the services provided are responsive to patient needs, that the planning of services involves patients and users, and reflects the diverse population served. There is an expectation that the post holder will work closely with Matrons, Head of Nursing and ADM colleagues within the division and across divisional and Trust boundaries in the interest of patient care.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

This advert closes on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023

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