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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2021.

Matron, Urgent Care

Job Reference: 265-2890768

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Urgent Care
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£45,753 - £51,668 Per annum

At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC).

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That’s why we talk about TeamNGH. It’s all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.

Matron for Medicine and Urgent Care

The Urgent Care Directorate at Northampton General Hospital is actively seeking a motivated and forward thinking senior nurse to join its team in the role of Matron. The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to the two Nye Bevan short stay and assessment wards. The Senior Nursing Team comprises of two further Matrons who oversee the Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC).

This role will be fundamental in designing the Urgent Care services of the future for the patients of Northamptonshire. Applicants should have held leadership roles from which they can evidence delivering high quality, patient-centred care. Experience in designing and implementing change will be essential to success.

As a Matron, you will play a key role in maintaining clinical quality and ensuring that clinical governance standards are upheld. You will also have responsibility for nurturing and developing the Urgent Care nursing Team to maximise its potential and focussing on strategies to maintain and improve staff well-being.

This is not an easy job, but it is very rewarding. You will need to be comfortable being visible, accessible and an authoritative presence. Your organisational and prioritisation skills will be tested everyday. In return, we will provide training and developmental opportunities to help you to maximise your potential and progress your career in the direction of your choice. This includes mentoring and coaching from the Executive Nursing Team.

Northampton General Hospital is a designated Pathway to Excellence® hospital and the Urgent Care Directorate was recently rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission so you can be assured that high quality patient care is at the top of our agenda. We also actively engage with national Nursing reward programmes such as DAISY®.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHelen LidbetterAdditional contact information

In order to express interest, please apply for the post via NHS jobs. Please contact Helen Lidbetter, ADN for medicine Email or Tristan Dyer, Clinical Director, Urgent Care for more details.


To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


To apply for this post, scroll down to the bottom of this page and select “apply on line”.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Northampton General Hospital to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Due to the high number of applications received we are unable to respond to each application individually. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you have been unsuccessful in this application.

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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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