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Virtual Ward and IV therapy at home Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking dedicated individuals to provide comprehensive, patient-centered, evidence-based quality care to patients in need of acute care.

In this role, you will actively support the delivery of care within SFH@Home, which encompasses the OPAT service, Virtual Ward concepts, and a Medical Day Case service for enhanced patient accessibility.

As part of your responsibilities, you will be expected to continuously develop your skills, competencies, and knowledge through a structured training and competency framework. This will enable you to adapt to the evolving needs and requirements of the Virtual Ward and the introduction of new care pathways.

Utilizing your clinical expertise and specialized knowledge, you will deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to patients receiving IV therapy at home and those within the Virtual Ward. These services will be provided across a variety of clinical settings, both within the hospital Trust and the community.

At SFH, we are guided by a set of values and behaviors aimed at enhancing the experience for our patients and the well-being of our staff. We expect the post holder to exemplify these values in their daily work, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to delivering compassionate patient care and continuously striving for improvement, as outlined in our values.

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification document

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification document

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's CARE behavioural standards

Training/Qualifications/Academic/ Craft/Professional


  • Current level one NMC registration
  • Diploma or degree in health/nursing related studies
  • Relevant post-basic study e.g. teaching and assessing qualification
  • Completion of the IV Package


  • Possession of a mentoring course
  • Continuing professional development/reflective profile
  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Research training/experience

Further Training


  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • ANTT
  • CVAD
  • Line insertion
  • AIMS
  • Oxygen management
  • Lone Working



  • Experience within working in an acute Trust/community setting
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students
  • Evidence of ability to mentor
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff
  • An understanding of how IV therapy at home and virtual ward operates
  • Criminal Records Bureau clearance in accordance with Trust policy
  • Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses


  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work
  • Audit or research within the clinical area
  • Providing staff feedback on their individual performance and use of the knowledge and skills framework

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Able to communicate with service users in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain sensitivity and empathy in communication with patients/clients
  • Tact discretion and persuasive skills required
  • Works as part of a team and helps others when implementing decisions
  • Produce timely and accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills
  • Recognition of own level of competence and is able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication


  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the deputy sister/charge nurse role
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans


  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Time management, planning and organisation required to prioritise daily workload
  • Able to adjust prioritises as appropriate
  • Planning and co-ordinating patient reviews and referrals
  • Use own initiative to ensure a satisfactory outcome with regard to problems


  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability lead a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management
  • Planning and organisation of IV therapy at home and virtual ward diaries, IT systems, co-ordinating patient reviews and referrals

Physical Skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment


  • Evidence of moving and handling training

Other Contractual Requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to drive or work shifts)


  • Holds a full driving licence, is able to drive with access to a car for work purposes and is insured for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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