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Hospital at Home - Operational Team Lead

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Positions available in Worthing.

It's an exciting time for our Hospital@Home Service. We are expanding and recruiting to our new teams who will work with patients in their homes to provide a virtual ward service.

H@H teams will provide specialty virtual wards. They will be multi-speciality supporting patients across respiratory, heart failure and frailty in partnership with acute care, consultants and specialist nurses.

We are looking for an Operational Lead, so if you're an ambitious, proactive, and experienced in community care looking to take a lead role in a team that provides excellent acute community care, we'd love to hear from you.

This is an amazing opportunity to become a member of H@H, working together to support patients through the critical first few days after they leave hospital and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

The focus of this role is operational leadership and coordination of the team. We are a multidisciplinary team working flexibly to provide a seven-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm.

The team works closely with other services within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, as well liaising on a daily basis with Acute and Community Specialist Nurses and Hospital Consultants, to provide daily ward rounds and remote patient monitoring.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will be responsible for the operational leadership and coordination of the team, the post holder will have a lead role in supporting development and delivery of high quality standards within the Hospital @ Home Speciality Virtual Ward service.

Working with the clinical leads you will ensure the clinical effectiveness of the service and the delivery of an excellent patient experience. You will be part of the development of the service through reflective practice, operational management and leadership, and quality improvement initiatives.

Your experience of working across a variety of clinical settings and working autonomously will help you excel in this role. We will support you to develop specialist areas of practice and your leadership skills through internal and external programmes.

In this role you will be responsible for staff management, supervision, and development, including shift coordination, allocation of visits, and the performance development reviews of members of the team.

You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence with access to a car due to the geographic area covered by the team.

About us

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
  • Rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients' homes and in our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact Shelley Gray, Area General Manager 07917246648

Person Specification

Qualifications/Professional Registration


  • Professional Clinical Qualification
  • Management Qualification
  • Continuing CPD
  • Relevant Post Graduate modules / qualification



  • Clinical Experience
  • Case Management Experience
  • Up to date Knowledge and Continuing CPD
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care

Skills and Knowledge


  • Evidence of ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively
  • Able to analyse complex situations and problems and solve as necessary
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of working between Acute and Primary Care settings
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience of team dynamics/ leadership role


  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing Medication review and administration
  • Evidence of effective team leadership and organisational skills

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