Matron (Continuing Care)


Matron (Continuing Care band 8a/b)

Salary grade £51,652 – £71,243 per annum (dependent on experience)

Department/ward Nursing and Quality

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK, not to mention one of the most respected. Today, we continue to enhance dignity, independence and quality of life for every single one of the patients and residents who rely on the rehabilitation and care we provide. We are respected as an authority on Neuro-disability care, we provide training in neuro-care and research advances into the science of care for individuals with neuro-disabilities. Providing short and long-term specialist services for adults with profound or complex neurological injuries, the RHN is passionate about finding ability in disability.

We are looking for two candidates to fill this position.
One Matron for Continuing Care (permanent) and a second Matron for Continuing Care (maternity cover).

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Senior Nursing Team, as a Matron of the Continuing Care Service with special responsibilities for Safe Staffing across the RHN. The Continuing Care Service and Specialist Nursing Home offers care in a dedicated setting, delivered by staff who are experienced in managing neurological conditions while working to optimise independence and function wherever possible.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, dynamic and senior nurse leader to join our friendly team whilst being able to be responsible and accountable for the provision of person-centred patientcare through the modelling of strong clinical leadership to nursing teams across two wards, both of which are led by a senior nurse ward manager.

Main objectives of the role

  • To provide leadership and direction to the nursing workforce in the Continuing Care Service.
  • To lead the development and implementation of the Safe Staffing agenda at RHN.
  • To provide day-to-day management and supervision of the Continuing Care Service nursing workforce, ensuring that RHN provide clinically excellent, safe care through a person-centred model of care to each individual patient.
  • To ensure nursing complies fully with the NMC code and standards of practice.
  • To create a humanising culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and it is delivered on all occasions, to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate regulations, professional standards and legislation.
  • To deliver against the nursing budget and workforce planning targets, managing staffing efficiently and effectively in line with safe staffing principles.
  • To participate in 7 day working and the Clinical Response Service (Rapid Response Service) across the hospital.
  • To work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Senior Matron, Head of Service, Practice Development and Clinical Nurse Specialist team and all key stake holders to deliver safe, effective nursing and day to day management of wards.
  • To deputise for the Senior Matron/Director of Nursing as required.
  • To be responsible for the implementation of organisational policies and procedures within the Continuing Care Service clinical setting.
  • To participate in complaints management within the framework of the hospital complaints policy; this will include undertaking investigations, incident reporting and investigating and root cause analyses including reviewing trends and reporting and monitoring.
  • To work collaboratively with other clinical and non-clinical leaders and departments as the Matron lead for one of the following five areas: education and training, workforce, safety and risk, patient experience or mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Person specification

    • We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, dynamic and senior nurse leader to join our friendly team whilst being able to be responsible and accountable for the provision of person-centred patientcare through the modelling of strong clinical leadership to nursing teams across two wards, both of which are led by a senior nurse ward manager.

 

    • The individual will hold responsibilities for the Safe Staffing portfolio across the organisation, supporting the Director of Nursing and other Matrons in the development and implementation of the Safe Staffing agenda at RHN.

 

    • We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, dynamic and senior nurse leader to join our friendly team whilst being able to be responsible and accountable for the provision of person-centred patientcare through the modelling of strong clinical leadership to nursing teams across two wards, both of which are led by a senior nurse ward manager.

 

    • Being a motivated individual who is able to work autonomously or in a team, with a flexible approach to work planning and management and a ‘can-do’ attitude, the Matron will create a learning culture, as well as developing and maintaining high standards of evidenced-based care through the development and monitoring of capabilities and performance of nursing and health care assistant teams.

 

    The Matron will be supported by the Director of Nursing, Senior Matron, other Matrons, a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists as well as Ward Manager and Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses. They will be highly visible across the hospital in the clinical areas and wards, working alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues, and in doing so gaining the confidence and respect of all key stakeholders.

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact recruitment@rhn.org.uk.