This post provides strong leadership, visible and credible senior nursing presence. Accessible to staff, patients, and their families the postholder provides senior level advice, assistance, and support. The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of optimum quality patient care across their agreed portfolio of services and areas of responsibility, and in line with the ten key Matron responsibilities outlined nationally.
The Role includes the emergency pathways for patient admission via Surgical Trauma Assessment Unit (STAU), together with the development of the Surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SSDEC) service and the short stay surgery ward. The remit of the Elective Care Services Matron includes our GI and Thoracic specialties and associated CNS teams across both our Bristol and Weston sites.
The post holder will 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. You will also work closely with Matrons, Director and Deputy Director of Nursing and colleagues across the Division of Surgery and wider Trust.
10 Key Matron Responsibilities
• Leading by example
• Ensuring patients get quality care (positive patient experience, effective nursing care, patient safety)
• Ensuring staffing is appropriate to patient need
• Empowering nurses to take on a wider range of clinical activities
• Improving hospital cleanliness
• Ensuring patients’ nutritional needs are met
• Improving wards for patients
• Making sure patients are treated with respect and dignity
• Preventing hospital acquired infections
• Resolving problems for patients and their relatives
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 and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
This advert closes on Monday 13 Mar 2023
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