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Lead matron for mental health

  • NHS Jobs
  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • 09/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


We're looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to be the Trust's strategic lead for mental health working as an integral part of the division B management team and as a leading member of the Trust's mental health board.

You'll provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership across the organisation, supporting our clinical teams to deliver high-quality mental health care, promoting a culture that embraces parity of esteem.

What exciting opportunities can we offer you?

There has never been a better time to join University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We're working hard as a Trust to improve services for patients who require mental health care across the acute setting.

We have a well-established mental health board with good levels of engagement from both an executive and clinical perspective, this enables us to provide strategic direction and focus on key service improvements. We also have an excellent liaison psychiatry service that is already well integrated into our core services.

Our aim is to ensure that every patient who attends UHS will receive excellent person-centred care that takes into account their mental health, physical health and social care needs.

What you'll do and what we're looking for

This role will require someone with a passion for improving care and experience relating to mental health, who can act as a champion within an acute hospital setting. You'll need highly developed interpersonal skills, hold the ability to work flexibly and maintain resilience.

This post is an exciting opportunity for you to influence and lead key service improvements, working in collaboration with clinical teams to integrate the care of peoples mental and physical health, promoting a culture that embraces parity of esteem.

You'll be welcomed into a community of specialist practitioners from a variety of clinical fields and have opportunities for peer support, leadership development and professional supervision.

About University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

We've worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated 'Good' by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Staff benefits

Staff can access discounts for local facilities such as local gyms and national discounts on everything from holidays to electricals. We have two nurseries that staff can use, one based on the Southampton General Hospital site (for UHS employees only) and one at the Western Community Hospital site (rated outstanding by Ofsted). Our modern, purpose-built nurseries provide regular childcare to children aged three months to school and have extended opening hours to help fit in with your schedule.

About Southampton

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

Want to find out more?

If you're interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Closing date for application Monday 21 January

For further details / informal visits contact:

Linda Ogilvie-Goddard
[email protected]
023 8120 8751