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Modern matron

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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LUT Crystal Ward, Luton or Oakley Court, Bedford
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
25/11/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


There are currently 2 Band 8A Modern Matron opportunities in Luton and Bedford. One is a substantive position and the other for a 12 month secondment. Candidates are asked to submit 1 application if they wish to be considered for both or either and will be able to confirm their preference on the day of interviews

Oakley Court is an acute admission unit that accommodates 31 service users. The unit primarily provides services for adults resident in South Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough. The unit is unique in that it is a standalone site however befits from an integrated and established multidisciplinary team. The unit aims to provide an exceptional standard of care and treatment and encourages service user and carer involvement in achieving this.

Applicants for this position will need to be a Band 7/8 nurse with experience of working within Inpatient Mental Health settings as the post is for a 12 month fixed term period.

This opportunity will ideally suit someone with an interest and passion for working with adults and who is keen and motivated to contribute to the development of services. Knowledge of Quality Improvement and the ability to reflect this in your work and influence others to look for opportunities to enhance day to day service delivery and will be an asset.

The post holder will need to demonstrate the ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary team particularly through periods of challenge and change. There is an expectation that the post holder will contribute to the On Call Manager rota. Knowledge of finance and people management is essential as the post holder will retain responsibility for the service to ensure efficiency is maintained.

If you feel you are able to contribute to the work we do, the difference we make and are keen to take a lead role in female services development we welcome you to apply.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire MCKENNA, telephone 01582700151, email

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