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Community Hospital Matron

Job Description

Livewell Southwest is an award winning provider of NHS health and social care services in Plymouth and NHS community health services in South Hams and West Devon. Quality care is at the heart of our philosophy to help keep people safe, well and at home.

A leader in integrated care, we continue to innovate our services into multidisciplinary teams shaped around our localities. As a social enterprise, we offer excellent terms and conditions and future career development opportunities. Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City offering culture and excellent travel links.

South Hams Community Hospital is situated in Kingsbridge - a busy market town and in a popular tourist area in South Devon.

The hospital has a range of services including a 12-bedded in-patient ward, Minor Injury Unit, and a wide range of outpatient and therapy based services.

This is an exciting time to be joining this clinical team as there has been a change of provider which will lead to closer integration of care pathways within the West Devon Health and Social Care community.

Working 375 hours per week; Livewell Southwest (CIC) is searching for a highly motivated, experienced and patient-focused individual with a developed core set of leadership and management skills, keen to work in an autonomous role delivering high quality care.

This post also affords the successful applicant with the ability to develop operational site management skills as this is an integral part of this role.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:

  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Rewards and benefits

  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Multiple flexible working options

*Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.*

Job share(s) considered.

Please be advised to thoroughly read all recruitment documentation to ensure you are fully aware of the post's requirements and to judge whether you meet the essential criteria.

Note for internal applicants:
Applications must not be submitted by internal applicants who are currently subject to the (informal or formal) poor performance, absence management Stage 2, or disciplinary procedures or have extant warnings (including verbal) for misconduct; without prior permission of the Head of Human Resources.

Please refer to Livewell Southwest's Terms & Conditions of Employment with regard to declaring a disability.

Livewell Southwest reserves the right to withdraw an advertised post at anytime.

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Please note all new appointments will be subject to a six months probationary period.

All on-line information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Recruitment Team via (01752) 435223 or ( Email address removed ).

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.

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