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Matron - Neurological Rehabilitation

London – The Wellington Hospital
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Matron - Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

Location – The Wellington Hospital, North London

Salary – Competitive experience + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

About The Facility

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; provides award winning primary, acute and complex care.

The Wellington Hospital is part of HCA Healthcare UK, and is one of the largest private hospitals in the UK with over 240 patient beds and circa 750 employees. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Matron to join our 46 bedded Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at the Wellington Hospital based at in St John's Wood, London.

Job Description

The Matron will be patient focused and provide dynamic nursing leadership and direction for nursing staff across the service, acting as a point of contact for advice and expertise on all matters relating to the rehabilitation unit and the rehabilitation pathway in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Centre Manager.

You will also work closely with the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Nursing Officer in the planning and implementation of HCA and hospital wide nursing developments and embedding them into the rehabilitation unit.

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.  

Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays; with the option to buy and sell. We offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Please note we will close this role early if a suitable number of applications are received

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as a role model for nurses in the designated clinical area, promoting and demonstrating the standards of care and behaviour expected and at all times exhibiting high standards of professional conduct.

  • Recognise clinical issues/problems and take early action as appropriate.

  • Be aware of hospital financial position and target objectives and ensure that the respective unit is as effective as possible in meeting these objectives, by taking a pro-active lead on the work of bank and agency nursing staff to ensure that wards flex their budgets to reduce undue reliance on bank/agency staff.  Ensure that the nursing pay budget remains in balance.

  • Provide effective line management to ward managers, sisters and senior staff nurses within the service providing guidance, support and coaching and through them ensure that all nursing staff within the service are appropriately managed, ensuring that associated financial resources are controlled and utilised effectively, demonstrating value for money and high quality patient care.

  • Manage HR issues at a local level i.e. performance management and sickness absence with support from senior staff/HR where needed.

  • Ensure each clinical area is compliant with mandatory training requirements

  • Devise quality improvement plans as required – Complaints, incidents, audits, patient and staff experience

  • Be visible in clinical areas to provide leadership for the ward managers and the team

  • Lead on workforce compliance  - Ensuring all hours are logged and accounted for and that targets are met in line with the unit budgets.

  • Ensure the development of nursing practice is in line with the latest recommendations in rehabilitation, promoting, maintaining and disseminating an evidence based practice culture for nursing staff.

  • Work with members of the multi-disciplinary team across the rehabilitation service to facilitate Inter disciplinary working.

  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders on the unit including consultants and funding bodies.

  • Support the teams in ensuring that the rehabilitation pathway is followed, that timelines are followed and effective discharge planning takes place.

  • Works with the teams on complaint resolution.

  • Supporting the Centre Manager, Deputy CNO and CNO in developing nursing operational policies and service specifications in line with the requirements of service commissioners.

  • Take lead responsibility for continuous review of support services, e.g. hotel services within areas of responsibility and be proactive, taking remedial action when services, which affect the patient’s experience, fall below standard.

  • Provide effective nursing and managerial input into operational and strategic issues including the development and implementation of strategy and policy, which ensures that objectives are achieved within agreed timelines.

  • Participate in clinical audit at local, group and national level.  Ensure audits are effective by action planning findings and effecting improvements in patient care/experience.

  • Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse Level 1

  • UKCC registration and demonstrate evidence of ongoing education

  • Post registration qualification

  • Management qualification/training

  • At least 5 years post registration experience

  • Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures, including Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety training including moving and handling

  • Must have experience within a neurological rehabilitation unit or within neurology.

About the individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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