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Matron - Medicine for Older People

Band 8A

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 8A
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
27/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Directorate of Medicine for Older People. The Directorate has inpatient beds across 5 sites within East Lancashire Hospitals, in addition to specialist services in Stroke, Dementia, Frailty and Neuro Rehabilitation.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional nurse to join our established team of Matrons in ensuring consistent patient safety, excellent patient experience with outstanding clinical outcomes. The post holder will work closely with the Clinical Director and Business

Manager to ensure key performance indicators are delivered in line with service needs and will demonstrate the ability to engage clinical and managerial teams in developing a high performance culture, leading their teams to deliver Safe Personal Effective Care.

Previous experience of leading change and working effectively with the multi-disciplinary team with the ability to challenge current practice, developing the service and the teams within those services.


Please note the interview date will be 8th February 2019


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Hazel Whittle

01254 733363

If you have problems applying, contact

01254 732499