Clinical Lead Urgent Community Response

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Our Urgent Community Response Team are seeking an experienced Community Clinician who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work across our Integrated Acute and Community services to enable us to make a difference to our patients who require care and treatment in their own homes.

We are seeking an enthusiastic clinician to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team who will provide expert clinical and professional leadership across the Community, Urgent Response and NHS@Home services to deliver high standards of care to patients.

We provide a range of bespoke care and treatment to predominantly housebound patients who often have complex care needs or long-term conditions that require comprehensive assessment and interventions to enable their care to remain at home.

For more information, an informal chat or to arrange an informal visit we provide then please contact Janet Cottrell, Nikki Barnett or Rebecca Wardle; or alternatively call us on 01793646436 . We look forward to hearing from you.

Great People. Great Place. Great Western Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will work collaboratively with partners in Primary and Social care to develop a \virtual ward model which identifies, and case manages those patients needing complex chronic disease management or palliative care supporting the needs of the local community.

The clinical lead will be able to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for the clinical caseload and co-ordinate care across the whole patient pathway, ensuring a robust relationship and constant interface with secondary care.

You will possess excellent communication skills and thrive on working as part of a team but equally have the confidence to work independently.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:
  • Service We will put our patients first
  • Teamwork We will work together
  • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
  • Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description.

To provide expert clinical assessment and management of patients who require an urgent response and provide ongoing management plans.Support the community teams with complex patient management who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in a hospital admission.Act as an interface within the assessment wards and A&E to support rapid discharge of patients back into the community, with the required nursing and therapy interventions to support patients to remain within their homes.Ongoing Management of patients who required enhanced support within the Community Virtual Ward.

Person Specification



  • Registered clinician and qualified to Masters level for the following Modules: ? Non -Medical Prescribing qualification (V300) or equivalent validated and accredited by NMC ? Physical assessment and Clinical reasoning (PACR or equivalent ) ? Frailty, Long term conditions or additional Module relevant to the post.


  • Further qualifications relevant to community nursing ? Awareness of recent Government initiatives that may affect future clinical practice ? To be knowledgeable of the clinical governance agenda and have an awareness of commissioning ? Post graduate community qualification e.g. community specialist practitioner ? Teaching qualification



  • Significant experience of working with a multidisciplinary team ? Leadership experience ? Setting and monitoring standards of care ? Experience within a wide range of patient/client care groups ? Community services experience


  • Profiling community needs and targeting identified health needs of population ? Evidence of innovative and flexible approach to care and the organisation of care ? Teaching experience



  • To be able to communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds ? To be able to work flexibly and sensitively ? Wide range of interpersonal and communication skills ? I.T. literate ? Undertake specific tasks requiring precision and/or intense concentration. Undertaking complex skills ? Ability to sensitively inform service users on highly complex and distressing issues. Able to support and facilitate staff in dealing with these situations ? To be flexible and adaptable


  • Report writing ? Further training in dealing with difficult situations. ? Specific speciality area ? Teaching experience

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