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Theatre Matron

Band 8a
Closing date
6 Aug 2021

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Nursing, Matron
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within a large NHS organisation for a capable Theatre Matron.

The post will be in London, working for 3 months at a Band 8a.

Through strong clinical leadership, support the Ward and Departmental Senior Nurses to promote excellence in nursing care, maintaining, and improving clinical standards.

Main Responsibilities:
  • The post holder will ensure that all patients are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect, placing value on the diversity of the local community and beyond;
  • Promote best practice in the prevention of infection through ensuring a clean and safe environment, and that clinical practices are in accordance with the organisations policy and best practice guidelines to minimise the risk of infection;
  • Ensure that the patient experience is of the highest quality, inspiring patient, and public confidence, through high visibility, accessibility, and surveillance;
  • Work clinically for an agreed 20% of time and act as a specialist in relevant clinical areas;
  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Matron’s Charter;
  • Hold Ward/Departmental Sister/Charge Nurses to account for delivery of their key performance indicators in clinical areas on the Synbiotix database;
  • Ensure that the organisation’s Nursing and Midwifery priorities are implemented locally;
  • Lead on ensuring that patients are cared for in a clean and safe environment, including the appropriate decontamination of multi-use equipment, taking remedial action if necessary;
  • Manage and respond to complaints and adverse incidents, including serious untoward incidents. Liaise with the PALS Department regarding informal complaints and where possible actively diffuse complaints to avoid escalation;
  • Undertake root cause analysis and develop action plans, ensuring that this leads to change in practice;
  • Represent the organisation at local and National forums promoting achievements in patient care;
  • Support the development and implementation of education and training programs within area of responsibility for nurses and midwives;
  • Promote a nurturing environment for patients, relatives, visitors, and staff through monitoring, measuring, actioning, and evaluating;
  • Conduct daily ward rounds and monitoring observations of care;
  • Implement a system for gaining patient feedback, responding to adverse outcomes.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Must be an RGN, with current NMC registration;
  • A degree or equivalent experience;
  • A minimum of 5 years Theatre experience;
  • Demonstratable experience working in a senior nursing role at Band 8a or Band 7 in Theatres (minimum 3 years’ experience at Band 7);
  • A post registration qualification in a Theatres speciality, such as Anaesthetics, Recovery or Peri-operative Nursing;
  • Significant evidence of strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Evidence of strong communication skills.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email


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