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Associate Community Matron

Job Description

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

POST TITLE: Associate Community Matron


BASE: Wokingham Hospital

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust providing healthcare from the heart of the community and has recently had a “Good” CQC rating.

What will the job entail?

  • The post holder will work alongside the Community Matron, providing clinical leadership within the Integrated Nursing Team and actively promoting integrated working within the teams.
  • The post holder will proactively manage a complex caseload of high risk patients, applying advanced clinical skills and clinical reasoning in order to develop autonomous practice under the supervision of the Community Matron.
  • The post holder will promote shared decision making with individuals regarding their care plan and encourage proactive self-management of long term conditions with the aim of avoiding crisis which result in unplanned hospital admission
  • The post holder will take responsibility for ensuring personal and professional development using the associate community matron competency framework to identify gaps in knowledge and to support development of clinical practice.

Here are some reasons why applying to work for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the right choice for you:

  • We’re a Trust that puts a big emphasis on support, mentoring, training and career development.
  • We are fully committed to supporting staff, providing clinical leadership, clinical supervision, management supervision and access to under graduate and post graduate courses
  • Your working hours would be mostly Mon to Fri, 830am to 430pm
  • We’re keen to promote a genuine work-life balance – offering mobile working and providing crèche facilities as one of many family friendly benefits.

What will you need?

To thrive in this role, you will need the leadership skills to work effectively with colleagues and patients of all kinds - you have to listen well and communicate concisely.

You will need enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to support your personal and professional development.

A driving license and access to a car is essential, due to the travel involved.

What do we offer?

  • High cost living allowance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service, plus 8 days bank holidays. Pro-rata for part time staff.
  • 3 on-site nurseries within the Trust. Eligible staff can purchase childcare vouchers saving you up to £933 per year.
  • Access to NHS Final salary Pension scheme.
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on work life balance.
  • Long service recognition.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities for staff.
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice.
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff.
  • Working on wellbeing provides occupational health services
  • Lease car scheme

We are looking for the best of the best to join our Trust at this exciting time. You will understand that patients are our number one focus and we want to work with you to provide the best level of care possible.

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about the requirements for this post.

Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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