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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Clinical Matron

Job Reference: 415-E20-399

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Care of the Elderly
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

Are you seeking an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling job role where every day is different?

Are you passionate about the delivery of safe and effective patient centred care and ensuring the delivery of effective clinical governance?

If so…

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medical Division here at the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. As a Clinical Matron your portfolio of work will focus on the care of the elderly, which will include overseeing 3 medical wards. Along with ward level oversight you will line manage and support a number of speciality driven clinical nurse specialists that will feed into the divisional clinical strategy and the governance structure. The speciality has recently seen the appointment of a new care of the elderly consultant alongside strong therapy leadership. The edition of a clinical matron will strengthen the clinical leadership and multi-professional pathways for our patients across acute and community services. You will be expected to work in partnership with the other matrons in the division and across the organisation to support delivery of the quality agenda.

If successful in application you will be an integral member of the division’s management team and the senior nursing team, developing a clear nursing vision for our patients and staff. On a rotational basis you will be part of Clinical Matron rota covering staffing giving the opportunity to support all acute teams across the Trust. This will involve the occasional weekend shift.

You will also have the opportunity to expand your operational management through the out of hours by joining the silver command duty manager rota providing support and guidance for the Clinical Site Managers. By coming to work for us we can offer you a supportive forward thinking environment, there will be plenty of opportunities to further develop your nursing career and strengthen styles of leadership which could be supported by our in house leadership programme.

The hours for this post are 37.5 per week.

For any further information please contact Paul Schofield, Associate Director of Nursing, Medical Division on 01271 322577 ext 2933 or email

Interviews are scheduled for the 11th December 2020

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing Date: 22 November 2020

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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