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Capacity And Flow Matron Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area

Capacity and flow


NHS AfC: Band 8a




Full time – 37.5 hours per week

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£47,126 – £53,219 per annum

Salary period



22/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

Working with a vision of “delivering excellence in all everything we do”, the Capacity and Flow Matron will provide professional leadership management to the Nursing and administration and clerical workforce within the Medical Division. This is a great opportunity to work with Medicine Division Leadership team, leading upon the development of the existing team service and strategy for flow and capacity across the Medicine Division. This role will be based at the Queen’s Medical Centre; however cross site working will be required. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced, forward thinking team.

Main duties of the job

The Matron will be accountable for the efficient and effective operational management of the nursing workforce, guaranteeing provision of high quality evidence based nursing practice which will be delivered within a hospital setting. The Matron will be a strong clinical leader, easily identifiable, highly visible and accessible to patients, carers and staff. He/she will have a particular responsibility to support the developments of Clinical Governance, Service Improvement and alternative workforce development, to modernise patient services and ensure the active involvement of patients and carers in the way services are developed, delivered and evaluated. The Matron will provide strong clinical leadership within the Services and be highly visible and accessible to patients. Leading by example he/she will drive up standards of clinical care and have the authority to get the essential components of care right for patients – clean wards and departments, quality care, ensuring patients are treated with dignity and respect, resolving problems for patients and relatives and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the Services. In undertaking the duties for this post the post holder must comply with the NMC – ‘The Code’

Working for our organisation

Medicine division employs 2800 staff across both City and QMC campuses. We have a wide range of specialties from the emergency department to cardiac surgery. We also have hospital24 services. Within the urgent and emergency care directorate there is DREEAM which is the department of research and education for emergency, acute med and major trauma.

The Medicine Division at NUH compromises of 11 specialties including the emergency department and major trauma centre with over 2,500 staff and a budget of over £180 million. Split across two sites this large Division offers varied opportunities across with both urgent and emergency care priorities and elective care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In addition to the below summary, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Leadership: Provide strong, visible, clinical leadership, energising, inspiring and empowering nurses and other clinical staff in pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective and safe delivery of services within their area of responsibility.

Service Delivery; Work closely with the Divisional Team, Specialty Team, patients, carers and the public to examine the patient’s journey and redesign the process in collaboration with other members of the multi-professional team in order to deliver an improved patient experience and modernisation of services.

Performance Management: Work in partnership with the management team to monitor and maintain activity levels in line with Service Level Agreement, managing capacity and blocks within service delivery at speciality level

Healthcare Standards : Work closely with the Divisional Nurse, Specialty Teams and Ward Sisters to maintain and improve standards of flow, maximising opportunities to develop new ways of working based on best evidence.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Educated to first degree level

NMC Registration

Desirable criteria

Further training to masters level or equivalent experience


Essential criteria

Experience of leading and delivering programmes of change within an acute NHS setting

Significant proven post registration experience including management and leadership experience

Knowledge of budgets/financial control

Clinical governance Knowledge of complaints management Patient Partnership working

Previous successful management experience at a senior level within the NHS

Capacity and Flow management experience

Communication And Relationship Skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrates ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive and confidential information appropriately

Ability to communicate with both internal staff and external agencies to ensure compliance with performance targets.

Highly developed leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to inspire confidence and respect in others


Essential criteria

Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s “We are here for you” behavioural standards


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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