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Matron - Theatres

Band 8A

Main area
Surgery & Anaesthetics
Band 8A
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital/Burnley General Teaching Hospital
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
25/01/2019 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.

We are pleased to announce an opportunity to join the diverse, enthusiastic and dynamic senior nursing team within the Division of Surgery & Anaesthetics.

Burnley General Hospital Theatres and Elective Centre Matron

The role of Matron for Theatres and Elective Care Centre comes at an exciting time where service transformation in theatres is helping to carve a service for the future.  Accompanying this include purpose-built state-of-the-art theatres to provide surgery for a variety of surgeries including urology, head and neck, ENT, Dental, general, vascular, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, gynaecological, breast, planned and emergency obstetrics 24/7.

The role of Matron is diverse with a foundation in providing safe, personal, effective quality services across the directorate.  The BGH theatres comprise of 16 theatres – 2 day case, within the Elective Care centre plus a procedure room where minor day case surgeries are performed, 6 theatres within Wilson Hey Theatres predominantly orthopaedic, 6 within Lancashire Women and New born, undertaking Gynaecology, Breast and Obstetric cases and 2 Ophthalmology theatres all of which require a dynamic senior nurse to help to take the service to the next level. 

The unique Elective Centre, opened in October 2016 providing services for planned elective surgery and medical care, including a dedicated infusion suite and DVT service

 This post offers the successful candidate a very wide and interesting portfolio covering large parts of the surgical pathway.

With a focus on quality and safety, the role requires an eye for detail and a mind to take on service development and support the service to become a leader in the local health economy

We are looking for someone with drive and passion to drive this service to the next level and to support a broad establishment of nurses and allied health professionals.  Whilst previous experience of theatre services would be beneficial, this is not essential.  A candidate with senior leadership experience with transferable skills would complement the current senior nursing team within the Division.  Previous experience of service development and innovation would be excellent.

The trust provides a senior leadership programme which the successful candidate would be expected to attend which will offer support and guidance in the new role.  There are opportunities to learn and develop and to support and manage the team on a journey to providing excellent, high-quality care. 

The post holders will be expected to provide cross site working and work collaboratively together on service development, quality issues and patient safety

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application. 

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. 

The Trust is committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy. 

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

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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