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Clinical Practitioner (Virtual Hub)

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the investment of Virtual Care Technology at WWL, to join an innovative Virtual Hub team, that enhances 'hospital-without-walls' care provision close to home. Virtual Care in the Community allows our patients to receive the care they need in their own home, safely & conveniently as an alternative to hospital. Using community 'wrap-around' services our aim is to provide opportunities to prevent hospital admission, facilitate early discharge, ability to detect deterioration earlier in health condition to prevent readmission to hospital.

We are looking for forward thinking, accountable individuals that excel in working as a team whilst maintaining autonomy, striving to deliver compassionate patient-centred remote monitoring and care management for the Wigan borough population.

This post is permanent full time role (37.5 hours) across Monday to Sunday with no on-call requirement. Part-time will be considered. Applicants must have active/pending NMC registration as well as acute experience, ideally within the NHS.

Base - Chandler House

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Be responsible for the assessment of the care needs, the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Supervise junior staff and to participate in the teaching of students on both basic and post basic courses.
  • Maintain his/her personal and professional development.
  • Participate in effective utilisation of resources.
  • Act in accordance with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct.
  • There is scope for this service to become 24/7.

About us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information available by contacting where you can also ask about how to access vaccinations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage daily caseload allocated by the coordinator for a group of patients.
  • In absence of Specialist Practitioner
  • Participate in the supervision for junior Clinical practitioners, associate practitioners, and support staff.
  • Report all accidents/untoward incidents and ensuring relevant documentation is completed.
  • Undertaking delegated responsibilities from the Digital Team Leader/Digital Coordinator.
  • Develop an awareness of cost implications and exercise economy when using or ordering service supplies.
  • Participate in the investigation of complains and incidents.
  • Participate in the promotion of safety, well -being and interests of the patient, staff, and all visitors to the clinical area.
  • Participate in the appraisal system.

Communications and Relationships
  • Communicate effectively with dignity and respect to all patients, relatives and others considering potential barriers to understanding.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating, or handing over responsibility for care.
  • Recognise and report any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes.
  • Report accidents, incidents, near misses or complaints following Trust policies/procedures. Contribute to a culture where all staff feel safe to raise their concerns [and that] speaking up about what these are a normal part of their routine.

Analytical and Judgmental Skills
  • Under the supervision and working in partnership with the Virtual Hub team to provide and deliver a high standard of nursing care contributing to the ongoing assessment, providing, and monitoring care based on evidence and working in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Oversee and aid Associate practitioners/assistant practitioners and support staff in ongoing assessment, providing, and monitoring care based on evidence.

Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Prioritise and manage own workload, recognising where elements of care can safely be delegated to other colleagues, carers, and family members.
  • In absence of Specialist practitioner take responsibility for the day-to-day supervision, allocation and co-ordination of remote clinically based teams making the best use of their abilities

Responsibility for Patient Care
  • Provide compassionate, safe, and effective care and support to patients in a range of care settings.
  • Monitor the condition and health needs of patients within their care on a continual basis in partnership with patients, families, and carers, ensuring appropriate escalation to a Clinical Practitioner when required.
  • Support patients to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and well-being.
  • Promote comfort and well-being by ensuring that patients personal and social needs are met and be able to care for a patients nursing needs.
  • Provide and receive sensitive information concerning a patients medical condition.
  • Provide effective evidence-based care for service users under the supervision of Clinical practitioner to perform non-complex remote activities, in line with clinical governance and professional standards
  • Recognise the effects of prescribed medicines, allergies, drug sensitivity, side effects, contraindications, and adverse reactions.
  • Recognise and report any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes related to medicines management.

Responsibility for Information Resources
  • Maintain accurate, contemporaneous patient records in line with Trust policy and the NMC Code

Responsibilities for Research and Development
  • Comply with mandatory competencies in line with Trust policy.
  • To engage in a preceptorship period that includes achieving the Nursing Associate Medicines Management Competency framework.
  • Maintain own continuing professional development in accordance with NMC CPD requirements and contribute to formulation of own objectives and personal development plan.
  • Support, supervise, teach (where appropriate) and act as a role model to Associate practitioners, trainee nursing associates, student nurses, healthcare support workers and new staff members, promoting reflection and providing constructive feedback.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the learning environment.
  • Adopt a reflective approach to own practice with a view to continually improve.
  • Undertake further training as required, prior to carrying out any additional duties identified as relevant to role, to comply with Trust policies and procedures.

Freedom to Act
  • Clinical Practitioners are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes, and behaviours relevant to employment; and will act in accordance with the NMC Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives, and nursing associates.
  • Partnership Working Work with the Team leader/Specialist Practitioner and engage with other agencies and community teams to ensure a safe, individualised approach to the admission and discharge of patients Equality and Diversity Nursing Associates have a duty to ensure compliance with policies on equality and diversity

Responsibility for Health & Safety
  • Clinical Practitioner have a general duty of care, including those relating to staff or patients on health & safety and any hazards associated in the normal course of the role.
  • Compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 the post holder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to fulfil your mandatory safeguarding training at the level applicable to this role.

Person Specification



  • Demonstate initiative to problem solve using recognised evidence based assessment tools



  • Registered nurse with current NMC
  • Degree /diploma in nursing studies or equivalent nursing experience
  • Evidence of continous professional development


  • Evidence of having undertaken further study or training in quality improvement
  • Acute illness management course or equiavalent



  • Experience in post graduate acute medicine
  • Experienced at supervising a team and co-ordinating your workload ensuring high qulailty safe patient care
  • Experience in use of clinical systems


  • Experience in an acute medical area



  • Excellent IT skills
  • Evidence of clear and accurate communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective team member who can relate to colleagues of all levels


  • Evidence of working with remote monitoring systems



  • Ability to use reflective practice to improve standards of patient care
  • Resilience shown during change of ways of working to gain better outcomes for patients
  • Speak English to an appropiate standard relevant to their role

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