Location: Stockton on Tees – Durham
Salary: £55,000 per annum to £60,000 per annum
Role: Permanent (Full Time)
Nuffield Health - Tees, is currently searching for an established senior clinical leader to join our Hospital Management Team. As a Matron, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring your hospital provides safe and effective care to patients.
At Nuffield Health, matron led care is our differentiator. This role is highly visible being the clinical lead with a passion for delivering care the way it should be. You will achieve this through effective operational management, inspirational leadership, and an unrelenting desire to improve clinical standards, care and services. You’ll need to maintain the excellent standards of clinical governance within the hospital whilst ensuring you are approachable and accessible to patients, relatives and colleagues.
You will be responsible for the delivery of a diverse range of surgical and medical interventions across a range of clinical functions including ward, theatre, outpatients, pharmacy, radiology, imaging and pathology. You’ll be visible to patients, staff and Consultants and your strategic nursing experience will enable you to provide clinical direction for the Hospital.
Particularly important in this role will be your ability to quickly understand the clinical challenges facing the hospital, as well as being able to build excellent relationships with internal customers (such as Consultants) and external bodies, together with the ability to objectively review clinical practice and variances.
You will have a thorough understanding of relevant evidence-based practice and a track record of implementing these practices in a clinical setting. You are focused on improvement; thereby you will be comfortable managing change and will have an ability to empower your teams to adapt accordingly. You are confident challenging others, and importantly, you will be honest, open and engaging.
You will be a Graduate Registered Nurse on the NMC effective register, and a Master’s degree in nursing would be desirable. You’ll have a progressive and well thought through career pathway, focused on acute hospital care with clinical experience in at least one of the hospital’s specialties. You’ll also have a track record of relevant continuous professional development and will ideally have completed a recognised nursing leadership programme.
You’ll have a track record of achievement in managing, leading and developing nursing practice in an acute care environment. You’ll have proven experience of line managing and leading nurses and nursing services as well as an in depth knowledge of the health care regulatory agenda and mechanisms. You know how to stabilise teams, re-engage and recognise them, driving standards of care and a passion for health.
As the UK’s largest not for profit healthcare organisation, Nuffield Health are unique, providing joined-up clinical, fitness and wellbeing services to people, communities, businesses and the NHS. We make a positive difference to the nation’s health. We are a charity and therefore all our profits are invested back into our services and people to meet our charitable objectives for the benefit of those we help.
At Nuffield Health we have a profound respect for the faith that people invest in us. We try to earn this by never deviating from our commitment to putting people first. Our culture focuses on the things which probably brought you into nursing; care, compassion and respect for others - patients and colleagues alike. We believe in empowering our staff to do what is in the patient’s best interest so we need leaders who will challenge the status quo and be a real advocate for person centred care.
At Nuffield Health Tees Hospital we employ over 150 permanent staff and accommodate the practices of some 110 consultants working across a broad range of disciplines. Our specialities include orthopaedic, ENT and general surgery. This hospital has 30 beds and 3 operating theatres for major and minor surgery. The hospital provides state-of-the-art acute healthcare across a diverse range of services, with the emphasis on specialist surgery. We take great pride in our low infection rates and high Patient Satisfaction scores at Nuffield Health and were recently rated as Outstanding following a CQC inspection.
We have a duty to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for disclosure on successful candidates.