Contract - Permanent
The Matron provides forward-thinking clinical and professional leadership to nursing / midwifery staff at all levels within the Trust, ensuring that midwifery care is delivered to a high standard and that the midwifery resource is managed effectively.
She / he contributes to the ongoing implementation of the nursing and midwifery strategy, ensuring achievement of its objectives and proactively modernising nursing and midwifery roles in accordance with the needs of women.
Main duties of the job
The inpatient service matron will
Working for our organisation
Medical services have been delivered on the Whittington Hospital site for over 500 years. On 1st April 2011, Whittington Health was launched as a new Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Islington and NHS Haringey.
The Whittington and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people.
The organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,500 staff; delivering healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other community based health centres and through visits to patients homes across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population.
Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care.
We are one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School.
Our ICARE (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) Values not only help us shape what we do, but also how we do it and why.
They are fundamental to the way we do business and care for our patients.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The Matron will provide leadership and responsibility for the following key areas in Maternity and work closely with the Matron for Intrapartum care and Matron for community services to deliver services identified areas
Maternity Triage and the Inpatient Antenatal assessments and ward, with the implementation of a system for delivery of antenatal assessment.
Including Fetal medicine midwifery team
Management of leadership of Labour Ward supporting leading the Band 7 development and leadership.
Education and Qualificiations
Knowledge and Experience
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS
To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies , procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to :
Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.