Matron for Surgery and Patient Flow

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Tooting

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join our surgical senior team as a matron for Surgery and Patient Flow. You will be responsible for the management and patient safety of our surgical short stay unit, patient flow as well as the management of other senior staff (CNS/ANPs/PEs).

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services. With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We are looking for an expert leader to provide nursing leadership and promote best practices across our surgical areas supporting clinical decision making and promoting patient flow across our hospital. Applicants should be committed to improving quality and the patients’ experience with a demonstrable evidence of this at ward and divisional level.

As a matron for flow you will work with several members of our surgical MDT, senior management team and bed management team promoting patient flow pathways. You will also be expected to work with other teams such as emergency department, critical care and theatres ensuring an effective management of our surgical emergency and elective activity.

Our focus is always to provide quality patient care and our team values reflect those of the Trust: Excellent, Kind, Responsible and Respectful. The dynamic nature of our work makes it very stimulating and exciting place of work. Surgical nursing attracts energetic individuals who enjoy the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment. As part of our surgical team, you will inspire nursing teams, leading, coaching, managing and role modelling in our surgical clinical environments.

A willingness to embrace innovative ways of working has been a key element to our operational success. We are open to fresh thinking and new ideas when it comes to improved service delivery and we expect you to be a part of it engaging in quality improvement initiatives and new ways of working.

Professional development

St George’s is committed to valuing its staff and promoting their professional and personal development.

There is a wide range of training and development opportunities accessible to all staff both in house and via external organisations.

The Trust has an excellent reputation for offering specialist courses and facilitating the return to practice of nurses and midwives.

Improving working lives

The Trust supports initiatives that improve the work life balance of staff including flexible working, study, paternity, adoption and carers leave.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAna VazJob titleHead of Nursing - Surgery & Major TraumaEmail [email protected] number020 8725 3217Additional contact information

Ana Vaz , Head of Nursing - Surgery & Major Trauma

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