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Matron (Band 8a)

Job Reference: 317-2018-04-069

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Cardiology Specialty - FH
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”. With more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC.

Due to the promotion of the existing post holder, a rare and unique opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious senior nurse to apply for the positon of Matron for Congenital Cardiothoracic Services within the Cardiothoracic Directorate which provides some of the Trust’s flagship services. The portfolio covers a 12 bedded Paediatric Cardiothoracic ITU, a 18 bedded Paediatric Cardiothoracic Ward with integrated high dependency unit and Specialist Nurses covering both adult and paediatric congenital services. This role will be varied and exciting whilst challenging and give you a platform to develop within the Trust and on a national level.

This is a demanding position in a large and diverse directorate and you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources in delivering high quality patient centred care. Working closely with the Directorate Management Team, Matrons and the Clinical Directors, providing advice and guidance on an on-going basis, you will support achievement of the Directorate’s service delivery.

Newcastle Hospitals is a leading healthcare provider both locally and nationally, providing ‘healthcare at its best, with a personal touch’. A key part of our Nursing and Midwifery strategy is to have an empowered and skilled workforce who are responsive to the needs of patients. We achieve this by ensuring staff feel supported, clinically, academically and emotionally through Continued Professional Development, Clinical Supervision and the Trust Professional and Leadership Behaviours.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Please contact Mrs. Rachel Lonsdale for an informal discussion about the vacancy. We’d love to hear from you.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful

Newcastle Hospitals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We recognise there is a real benefit in providing an inclusive environment in which diverse employees can work together and feel valued. For this purpose the Trust supports a number of staff networks including LGBT, Disability and BME.

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.

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