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Community Matron

South Tees Hospitals N
Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland Community, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Sep 2021
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35.25 Hours per week

An Excellent opportunity has arisen within Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland Community Matron Team. We are looking for skilled and outstanding senior clinicians to join our Community Matron/Practitioner service within the Growing the Friarage and Community Collaborative.

If you possess innovation, dynamism, drive and are passionate about patient focused care, this could be the challenge you are looking for.

You will have significant post-registration experience, be a non-medical prescriber and have advanced clinical skills to help you effectively manage a caseload of patients with highly complex needs. You will utilise your case management approach which will have a direct and positive impact on the person's ability to cope with their long term conditions with the aim to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.

In the role of the Community Matron/Practitioner you will be a key member of the upcoming primary care networks and our unplanned service. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to work across a diverse range of clients with complex needs.

You will also participate in the unplanned Rapid Response Service providing a rapid assessment of nursing care and treatment for patients in their own home to prevent unnecessary admissions and/or facilitate timely discharge from hospital.

You will also be involved with the care of patients across the area that reside in designated Intermediate Care beds and will be influential in the expansion and integration of this service.

The successful candidate(s) will join a team of Community Matrons/Practitioners with a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience who will support and encourage you in your new post.

You may be informed by e-mail of interview details if you are shortlisted, so please check your e-mails regularly.

Consideration will be given to candidates who do not possess non-medical prescribing qualification for a band 6 training post to become band 7 once this qualification is achieved, however Physical assessment skills is essential.

Experience of Community nursing, working within an emergency assessment unit or rehabilitation would be an advantage and we welcome informal visits to the areas.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Kelly Kirtley Job title: Clinical Matron Email address

Telephone number 07974 608605

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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.

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