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Diagnostics, Anaesthetics & Surgery Division
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Conquest Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
22/03/2018 23:59
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Matron - Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 7

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ), access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



A fantastic opportunity has arisen (due to retirement) to join the team in our Critical Care Unit. The Unit offers level 2 and 3 care to a variety of patients requiring organ support in our 6 bed ICU and 5 bed HDU.

The successful candidate will join a team of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals who are committed to providing a high standard of patient centered care that is evidence based.

We are looking for a person who has been working at band 7 level in Intensive Care who is keen to develop and manage the team and work with the Critical Care Lead Nurse to develop the service for the future.

The role of a Matron is diverse and includes being responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day service and the management of the nursing workforce. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and have an understanding of the complexities of managing a large workforce and the challenges this brings.

The successful candidate is expected to ensure the delivery of a high quality, patient centered service that meets patient need in line with the Trusts values– working with the Multi Disciplinary Team providing safe, personal and effective care.

The Post holder will be expected to work Monday to Friday predominantly with clinical shifts as required by the unit rota.

Please contact Pauline Simes, Critical Care Lead Nurse for any further information (01424 758064 )

The successful applicants will be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism. Have proven management and leadership experience and the ability and skills to lead a team.

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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.

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