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Hospital at Home Team Manager

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Hospital at Home service has been operational for 8 years and has been an amazing success, with 100% satisfied patient experience, recorded thus far and with NHS choices giving us the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

The new post holder will be required to maintain the existing high standards of clinical care provision to the patients and manage a team of highly skilled and experienced nurses.

Due to the merger of both Bedford Hospital and Luton Dunstable Hospitals, into one trust there will be a requirement to travel and work across sites, with the respective Hospital at Home Team Manager. With the premise of continuing the service alignment and sharing best practice.

The post holder will be required to work during the week, covering 5 days, with the ability to be flexible for weekend working.

The post holder will be taking on an exciting opportunity to develop the service further and work with external partners and internal services for the provision nursing care in the patients homes, this includes intravenous antibiotics.

Sharing best practice and benchmarking with the view of providing up to date and key treatment will be essential in furthering development

Main duties of the job

  • To be part of the 309 Senior Nurse on Call rota
  • To maintain safe staffing levels for all shifts
  • To facilitate admission avoidance pathways and early supported discharges
  • Audits, monthly, weekly
  • Teaching/training both nursing, medical , allied staff and students
  • HR management of staff
  • Undertaking comprehensive assessment to determine suitability for treatment at home, on the admission avoidance or early supported discharge pathways
  • Managing a team to provide a 7 day service
  • Ensure the provision of high clinical standards
  • To provide a monthly report to the matron, to ensuring quality performance, within a given structure
  • To maintain and be responsible for accurate , live statistics for the service, which are internally/externally and upwardly reportable

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To develop strong working relationships with consultants, external partners and internal services
  • Adhere to and promote trust values
  • To be responsive to system pressure, ensuring patient flow within the trust and to ensure current safety within the existing caseload.
  • In phase reports and investigations
  • Managing the team and ensuring 7 days service covering
  • Liaising with the band 7 counterpart across site and work across site
  • HR management sickness/performance reviews, appraisals
  • Responsible for maintaining statistics for the service
  • To present to the matron on a monthly basis, a quality performance report
  • To ensure provision of information for health and wellbeing to all staff,
  • To ensure safety of all staff
  • Maintaining risk assessments for the service

Person Specification



  • Registered healthcare professional with current relevant registration
  • Evidence of continuing clinical and professional development
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


  • Educated to Masters/Degree level, completion of a clinical leadership programme or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching qualification/certificate

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of leading a team and coordinating workload
  • Substantive experience in an acute care setting
  • Staffing and resource management
  • Experience of staff performance management
  • Effective clinical leadership and experience in the management of change
  • Experience of financial management
  • Demonstrates awareness of current changes in the NHS, in particular relates to clinical experience
  • Experience of managing challenging situations to a positive outcome
  • Significant experience at senior level
  • Evidence of teaching others
  • Has participated in clinical governance, research and audit
  • Experience of conducting appraisals and mentoring others
  • Evidence of recruiting and inducting new staff
  • Has been involved in the management of change and complaints within the department
  • Knowledge of current development within the NHS
  • Clinical governance agenda
  • Knowledge of current clinical issues
  • Expert knowledge of national guidance and targets in relation to discharge
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team/cross boundary working


  • Experience of managing team and staff performance
  • Experience of managing staff capability, conduct and sickness absence at the early stages
  • Experience in discharge planning
  • Awareness of navigation and pathways
  • Awareness of admission avoidance

Communication skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of administration systems eg PAS
  • Demonstrates the ability to undertake challenging conversations
  • High level of decision making skills


  • Counselling or coaching skills



  • Demonstrating ability to manage a ward/department
  • Effective managerial leadership and motivational skills
  • Effective teaching, training and mentorship skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • IT competent using word and Excell
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • An ability remain positive during service changes
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation or working towards

Personal skills


  • Ability to be flexible for the needs of the service
  • Can adopt their leadership style to meet the needs of their staff
  • Ability to problem solve, anticipate and forward plan
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients and their relatives/carers from a diverse background
  • Role model
  • Ability to work under pressure and seek help when required
  • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice
  • Team Player
  • A strong desire and ability to lead the department

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Kempston Rd


MK42 9DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-NUR0792-SJ MRRAP

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