Intermediate Care Matron

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority


A new and unique opportunity has arisen at a community based 35 bedded in-patient facility for intermediate care, to work as a Band 8a Matron. The post holder will provide clinical and operational leadership to a team of nurses and care staff at Padgate House in Warrington. We are looking for someone who is forward thinking and committed to achieving excellent standards of care, ensuring the patient is at the heart of everything.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and dynamic nurse who wants to develop themselves personally and professionally. We are looking for someone who relishes challenges and is committed to achieving excellent standards of person-centred care, ensuring that the patient is at the heart of everything. You must possess expert clinical knowledge and skills and be committed to providing high quality patient care through evidence based practice. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills to work in an integrated setting, whilst liaising with colleagues across the wider social and health care environment to promote, maintain and enhance effective multi-disciplinary and partnership working.

For further information or an informal visit please contact Claire Davies Tel: or Joy Barton Tel:

What we offer

We offer a great package with inclusion in the following benefits to name but a few:

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave

  • Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme including a Childcare Vouchers Scheme

  • A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts

  • Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group

  • Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives

  • Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements

  • Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

    Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post.

    Please note:

    If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

    We advise that you complete and submit your application form as soon as possible, because should we experience a high level of interest in the post it may be closed early.

    Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    Bridgewater is an equal opportunities employer:

    We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects our local communities, we therefore welcome applications from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief or other personal circumstance. We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please contact the Recruiting Manager for this post.

Reference: 40882891

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