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Matron, Theatres

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Permanent: Fully Rotational with weekend working
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Weekend Working)
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£45,753 - £51,668 Per annum
Salary period
14/03/2021 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

Band 8a Matron, Theatres

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Professional within the Planned Care Clinical Business Unit and we are in a position to be able to offer out to the right candidate the role of Matron in Theatres, including the Preoperative service on a permanent basis.

As part of the management team within Planned Care your role will be fundamental in developing the focus of the patient experience and the quality agenda. This role will be pivotal in the planning, implementation and delivery of specialist pathway services across both our Theatre Suite teams at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

The Matron will be working closely with the Directorate Manager for Theatres to deliver key performance indicators and to achieve on service delivery.

Matron for theatres across both the Southport and the Ormskirk site. Providing professional, managerial and clinical  expertise.

Main duties of the job

 As the post holder you will be ‘visible’ and recognisable to staff, patients, relatives and act as a ‘champion’ for quality and equality of extremely high standards and patient care, not only within the Trust and but to act as lead nurse for the care of patients within the Theatre teams.

As the Matron for Theatres you will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, training and audit of all high quality standards in line with the Association of Perioperative Practice guidelines and recommendations. In particular the Matron will be responsible for patient safety, experience and infection prevention and control measures within areas of responsibility, along with supporting service improvements ensuring patient safety and quality of care within these processes.

Working for our organisation

The service covers all aspects of Emergency Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynae, Maternity, General Surgery, Urology and Ophthalmology, so this is an exciting post for the right individual.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for further information

Advertising date - 15th February 2021

Closing date - 8th March 2021

Shortlisting date - 9th March 2021

Proposed Interview date -  To be  confirmed

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration
  • Degree Level Education
  • Post Registration in Certificate Theatre Practice
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Leadership Qualification

Knowledge Experience

Essential criteria
  • leadership Qualification
  • Mentorship

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Change Management
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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

Stephen Mellars
Job title
Head Of Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
01704 704444
Additional information

Stephen Mellars, Head of Nursing for Planned Care on 01704 704444 / PA Sharon Gibson 01704 704944 / Mobile 07467374037.