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Matron-Head & Neck

Job Description

Come and join the Senior Nursing Team at Northampton – we are on a journey to excellence and want the right recruit to help us achieve our ambition.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual, with extensive nursing experience, to join our team as a Matron for the Head & Neck Directorate which forms part of the Surgical Division at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

The Head & Neck Directorate consists of a diverse range of specialisms and hospital based areas varying from the ward, theatres, Opthalmology casualty to 3 separate specialized outpatient areas.

Working in liaison with a Directorate Manager, you will provide a highly visible and authoritative presence inspiring the professional development of nursing whilst ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe patient care across the varying areas. To achieve this you will work closely with and provide support to ward and departmental managers to ensure that an efficient, quality based patient experience is embedded as part of the Directorate’s service culture.

With a track record of achievement in leading nursing teams, you will need to have advanced interpersonal and leadership skills. A knowledge base of Head & Neck as a specialism is highly desirable. You will also need to be able to prioritise, use your own initiative, thrive under pressure and manage difficult situations effectively to ensure the provision of excellent patient care

To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


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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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