Current vacancies at the Trust

Community Matron

Band 7

Main area
Community Healthcare
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£38,035 - £48,256 p.a inc HCA
02/07/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Making a difference within the heart of our community

Community Matron - Lambeth and Southwark - Band 7

Guy's and St Thomas' Community matrons are highly experienced senior nurses who work closely with patients in the community to provide, plan and organise their care. They mainly work with those with a serious long term or complex range of conditions. The role is promoting independence and working closely with the patient to control their condition and prevent hospital admission.

The role:


Our community matrons act as case managers and are a single point of contact for care, support or as advanced nurse practitioners providing a variety of tasks and responsibilities, including:

• Carrying out physical examinations.
• Deciding on and carrying out treatment, including the prescribing medicines, or refer patients to an appropriate specialist.
• Using their expert knowledge and clinical judgement to identify the potential diagnosis and where appropriate make a final diagnosis.
• Using their extensive practice experience to plan and provide skilled and competent care that meets patients' health and social care needs, involving other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.
• Ensuring the provision of continuity of care, including follow-up visits.
• Assessing and evaluating, with patients, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed.
• Working independently, although often as part of a healthcare team.
• Providing leadership.
• Making sure that each patient's treatment and care is based on best practice.
• Seeing patients in their own home and in other community settings.
• Working as part of multi-professional and multi-agency teams.
• Providing supervision, education and support to members of the community nursing team.

Our matrons in reach to our referring hospitals Georges, Kings College Hospital and our own Guys and St Thomas’. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with our acute colleagues and help to prevent hospital admission.

This is a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference.

Most posts tend to involve working with the complete age range, but some posts may be designated to work with specific client groups, such as the elderly.

If you are experienced, clinically up to date and would like work with our community nursing teams providing advanced care, then we would like to hear from you.

please explain on your application fomr how you meet the essential criteria on the Job Specification

Closing Date; 2nd July 2017

Interview Date: 13th July 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.