Job Description

B8 a/b Matron – Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Job Title: Band 8 a/b Matron

Department: Specialist Nursing Home – Continuing Care

Salary range: £51,652 - £71,243 (dependent on experience)
Incremental reviews take place on an annual basis

Responsible to: Director of Nursing

Hours of work: 150 hours over a 4 week period (approximately 37.5 hours per week). A long shift is 12 hours. You also have the opportunity for enhanced payments for additional hours worked, and to join our ‘Flexible Workforce’ (Putney Bank).

Location: Putney, Southwest London


  • 262.5 hours annual leave per year
  • Free parking
  • Situated outside the ULEZ and Congestion Zones
  • On-site accommodation provided at extremely reasonable rates
  • Blue Light Card and Discounts
  • On-site cafeteria

Please note, to be eligible to apply for this role, you must have received both Covid-19 vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and have the Right to Work in the UK.

Summary of position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

We are seeking a Matron to join our Specialist Nursing Home at the RHN which aims to minimise dependence where possible and focus on quality of life and individual choice. Your key responsibility is to work across the MDT to provide leadership and oversight of patient care and safer staffing across RHN.

The Continuing Care Service and Specialist Nursing Home offers care in a dedicated setting, delivered by staff who are experienced in managing neurological conditions while working to optimise independence and function wherever possible. Quality of life is the focus and accessible, specially-adapted activities are provided.  This service is nurse-led and provides expertise in complex disability management. It also offers access to an onsite GP and to a specialist consultant in rehabilitation medicine as well as a full range of therapy services. The Specialist Nursing Home supports patients with highly complex physical disability and cognitive behavioural needs. 

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK. We provide person-centred care that focuses on enhancing dignity, independence and quality of life for our patients and residents. Our services span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme. We are very pleased to have been given an overall rating of ‘Good’ by our regulator, the CQC, in 2021.

Main Objectives of the role

  • To provide leadership and direction to the nursing workforce.
  • To lead the development and implementation of the Safe Staffing agenda at RHN.
  • To provide day-to-day management and supervision of the Continuing Care Service nursing workforce, ensuring that RHN provide clinically excellent, safe care through a person-centred model of care to each individual patient.
  • To ensure nursing complies fully with the NMC code and standards of practice.
  • To create a humanising culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and it is delivered on all occasions, to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate regulations, professional standards and legislation.
  • To deliver against the nursing budget and workforce planning targets, managing staffing efficiently and effectively in line with safe staffing principles.
  • To participate in 7 day working and the Clinical Response Service (Rapid Response Service) across the hospital.
  • To work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Senior Matron, Head of Service, Practice Development and Clinical Nurse Specialist team and all key stake holders to deliver safe, effective nursing and day to day management of wards.
  • To deputise for the Senior Matron/Director of Nursing as required.
  • To be responsible for the implementation of organisational policies and procedures within the Continuing Care Service clinical setting.
  • To participate in complaints management within the framework of the hospital complaints policy; this will include undertaking investigations, incident reporting and investigating and root cause analyses including reviewing trends and reporting and monitoring.
  • To work collaboratively with other clinical and non-clinical leaders and departments as the Matron lead for one of the following five areas: education and training, workforce, safety and risk, patient experience or mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • First level Registered Nurse with current NMC registration.
  • First degree in relevant subject or post-registration experience with relevant speciality in a clinical / care setting.
  • Experience in rehabilitation of people who present with neuro-disability and/or associated complex neurological conditions.
  • Evidence of CPD and high level of nursing evidence based practice to support patient care delivery.
  • Extensive management experience with demonstrable expertise in clinical leadership.
  • Demonstrable experience in service development and change management.
  • Clear and confident understanding of the National Service Frameworks for patients with long-term conditions and the ability to apply this in care delivery.
  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of adult safeguarding.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading CQC inspections.

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Band 8a/b Matron

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