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Deputy Matron

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Fixed term - 1 Year
37.5 hours per week
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Norvic Clinic, Hellesdon Hospital, St Clements Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 gross per annum
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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NSFT Secure Services have a nine month fixed term vacancy for a Deputy Matron 37.5 hours per week. Secondment from other positions would be welcomed, agreement of current manager would be required.

This is a wonderful development opportunity for existing Band 6 or Band 7 clinicians who wish to develop their clinical experience and practice enhance their professional development. Although the role of the matron can be challenging and complex at times, it also brings huge rewards for both supporting and influencing quality assurance and improvement, working alongside clinical teams, service lines and forging strong links and engagement with other stakeholders.

As Deputy Matron you will support the Matron and clinical teams within your service to deliver high quality, safe care, ensuring that they meet both local and national requirements in relation
to high quality care based on the three fundamentals of quality:

Patient safety
Patient experience
Clinical effectiveness

The Deputy Matron is seen as a clinical leadership post and you will be expected to demonstrate the qualities and skills associated with leadership roles and be accountable for supporting Matron and services to meet essential standards of care as outlined by the CQC as well as agreed local and national quality standards.

A key outcome of the role is to support teams to embed and work to the systems and processes in place established by Matron to deliver local governance and provide evidence and assurance to the locality manager on key quality standards.

This post is open to nursing and/or registered health care professional.

Interviews will be held w/c 12th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gemma Lawrence Deputy Matron 01603 707500 or

Chris Strivens Matron Head of Clinical Practice 07799895191