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Virtual Ward Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Per Annum Incl HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

This role encompasses clinical management of patients in the digital care pathway as part of the NHS Long Term Plan emphasising digitally enabled care. The post holder will be responsible for incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into patient pathways and for assisting hospital teams in achieving a digital personal health record and digital care pathways.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will rotate across 3 areas:
  • Based within the Cardiology Ward on boarding patients to our Cardiology pathways which is one of our busiest pathways
  • Working with our colleagues on the NWL Virtual Hospital based at St. Charles Hospital
  • Supporting the Surgical Division with on boarding patients in to Surgical Pathways.

About us

About the Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Clinical responsibilities

  • 1.1. Working closely with the heart failure and respiratory nurses in enrolling patients to early supported discharge and virtual wards

    1.2. Monitoring caseloads in conjunction with team members. Discussing with the specialist nurses/clinical leads if issues arise

    1.3. Troubleshoot any issues raised by patients

    1.4. To accept and review referrals from teams

    1.5. To be able to work across both of our hospital sites

    1.6. To help in facilitating early discharges from hospital through virtual wards

    1.7. Assist in ensuring the availability of resources for patient care, including remote monitoring equipment

    1.8. Ensure equipment is in good working order, and report appropriately when defective

    1.9. To make independent clinical decisions based upon patients needs

    1.10. Communicate with patients and their next of kin

    1.11. To support the ward/ department team to facilitate seamless transitions of care/ discharge by liaising with primary care health and social teams as required

    1.12. Monitoring caseloads in conjunction with the specialist nurses and remote monitoring hub

    1.13 Working with our colleagues in the NWL Virtual Hospital to maintain care of patients at home.

    1.14 Support the development of Surgical Virtual Pathways.

    Person Specification



    • Post Registration Experience within acute setting
    • Ability to work in an MDT and escalate patients
    • Ability to plan own workload
    • Good Communication Skills


    • Experience of Remote patient monitoring
    • Experience with audits
    • Able to demonstrate IT Skills/ use of Electronic Patient Records

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