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Job Reference: 358-3469349-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Gastroenterology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

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Leicester Royal Infirmary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a matron post covering the Gastroenterology/Hepatology wards at the LRI. The area comprises of 2 28 bedded wards, Ward 42 receives gastroenterology conditions including nutritional patients, Ward 43 receives a mixture of gastroenterology and Hepatology patients.

You will work with friendly and supportive matrons and senior management team providing expert professional advice and clinical leadership. The role requires the individual be creative and motivated looking at opportunities to advance this service. Both wards have been through Assessment & Accreditation and working towards improving standards.

We are looking for a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient services working to improve the patient experience. You must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development. Be an effective role model, self motivated with the passion and drive and adaptability to cope with continuously changing services.

You should possess excellent communication skills, be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role. In addition you must be able to influence and negotiate in order to improve the service your teams provide for their patients.

If you are forward thinking, dynamic and enthusiastic and have at least 2 years band 7 experience and proven leadership and management skills then look no further. You will support and develop the nursing workforce ensuring your sisters and their teams are valued and skilled. In return you will be supported by an excellent matron team across the wards at the LRI.

There are many opportunities for professional and personal development and the CMG team encourages investment in individuals for the future.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Georgina Kenney -Head of Nursing


Additional contact information

Evelyn Gyesi Appiah on 07931862994.

Jenny Carlin - Deputy Head of Nursing 07949281548

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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