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Matron - Urgent Care

Band 8A

Main area
General Medicine
Band 8A
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Participation required on the late and weekend Matron rota)
Job ref
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, influential leader who is ready to make a real difference to our patient and staff experience,  joining our team at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust as an Urgent Care Matron, working in the Directorate of Medicine.

We are seeking an inspirational, influential leader who is confident, dynamic, visible and has significant experience working at a senior level in healthcare.

The successful candidate must be a role model, demonstrating the Trust values, who will lead clinically and strategically to ensure the delivery of the best possible care to our particularly elderly population. The successful candidate must be experienced in managing governance, with an absolute passion and commitment to delivering high quality, safe care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will form part of the Medicine Directorate, working  alongside the Directorate Manager and Clinical Director to make up the leadership team.

The individual will join the team of Matrons and will form part of the late and weekend matron rota, providing senior clinical support to the site and working closely with the on-call managers, clinical coordinators and on-site teams.

With a new leadership team in the Urgent Care Clinical Business Unit, this is a really exciting time and any aspiring candidates are welcomed to contact Meg Langley (Interim Head of Nursing - Urgent Care) to discuss the opportunity further.

Working for our organisation

This role presents the opportunity to join the senior team in urgent care, who are committed to continuously improving, adapting and trialling new innovative workforce and clinical models, to deliver a positive environment in which our staff can flourish and fundamentally to ensure excellent patient experience and outstanding care. The individual will work in medicine, joining the clinical director and directorate manager to lead the directorate and must therefore have extensive experience in quality improvement and governance, and will be expected to embrace and fulfil the modern matron roles and responsibilities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on this position.

Advertising Date: 19th February, 2021

Closing Date: 8th March, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 9th March, 2021

Proposed Interview Date: 15th April, 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registeration RN/HealthCare Professional
  • Educated to MSc level or equivalent
  • Additional extensive CPD demonstarted (clinical, management and leadership)


Essential criteria
  • Experience in managing quality improvement
  • Experience in managing risk, safety and governance
  • Experience in managing staff (HR)
  • Extensive clinical knowledge and experiene
Desirable criteria
  • Workign at a senior level in urgent care/medicine


Essential criteria
  • Managing workforce challenges and recruitment/retention
  • Demonstrable influential leadership in the acute setting
  • Passinate about patient and staff experience
  • Holding to account and providing assurance
  • Independent and autonomous working at a senior level
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Meg Langley
Job title
Head of Nursing - Urgent Care
Email address
Telephone number
01704 704634
Additional information

Meg Langley 

Head of Nursing - Urgent Care


01704 704634