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:
A successful candidate will have:
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com