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Matron - Theatres

Job Description

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 28 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.

We are seeking to appoint a strong, professional leader to the role of Matron within Theatres. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, wanting to oversee and deliver care to the highest standard and ensuring that care delivery is in line with national guidelines and the Trust’s Patient and Family Experience Vision, to achieve a patient and family centred approach to care (PFCC).

The successful candidate must have a proven history in supervising, managing and leading a dedicated team of theatre practitioners and support staff and will have the courage to drive initiatives and achieve excellent standards of patient care. The Matron will be a clinical role model, have a willingness to develop the team and have a positive approach towards change.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and in a highly demanding and critical environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the clinical environment is fully conducive to our patients’ wellbeing and safety, to ensure they are safe from harm and that risk is managed in an appropriate way.

The role of Matron will have the ability to motivate, inspire and support others, whilst working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, driving high standards and providing effective governance.

You will be supported to manage the varied and challenging demands and responsibilities of this post and will require a calm, diplomatic and caring approach, be able to drive change and provide high visibility within the clinical area to promote the Trust vision of excellent, compassionate and safe care, for every patient, every day.

You will be diplomatic, with good negotiation, organisational and planning skills and be imaginative and effective in your use of resources.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Mrs. Lisa Salter, Head of Nursing & Quality for surgery on  ( Phone number removed )  or e-mail ( Email address removed )

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, interested applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

Please review the job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential requirements for the post.

All applicants will be contacted and informed by email whether they were successfully shortlisted for interview.

As part of you pre-employment checks we will be required to obtain satisfactory references. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent employer. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

Employers are expected to implement the Care Certificate for all applicable new starters from April 2015. The Care Certificate aims to equip health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe, compassionate care. We expect all new starters in clinical, patient facing posts (bands 1-4) to complete all 15 standards of the Care Certificate, within their first 6 months with the Trust.

Flexible Working applications will be considered in line the Trusts flexible working policies.

The Trust is a no-smoking site.

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.

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