Senior Operational Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you able to deliver quality services that give our patients and carers the best experience?

We are looking for a Senior Operational Clinician with excellent communication and people skills who can provide the best leadership and management support to our Urgent Community Response (UCR), and frailty virtual Ward (VW) team in the Basingstoke area.

Due to partial retirement, we are recruiting a motivated and inspirational individual to work alongside the current post holder to create a culture within your team where transformation, change and service development are the norm.

We want you to lead and support the team in the development of effective relationships with both internal and external colleagues, keeping in touch with what is important to others, and must demonstrate strong clinical skills and ideally experience working in and/or understanding Community services.

The team provide a model of care to provide urgent care and Frailty virtual wards and focuses on preventing avoidable hospital admissions for patients with acute ill health conditions which includes implementation of treatment and appropriate monitoring whilst in crisis. Our primary aim is to provide first class health care, in the home, giving the service users the choice to remain at home and recover more quickly.

This is a part-time post (3 days initially) and will be based in Herriard, preferred days will be Mon- Wednesday 8-4pm, and can be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Senior Operational Clinician for Urgent Community Response and Frailty virtual wards is to provide strong holistic leadership to the team. To include day to day leadership responsibilities, development, and creative, responsive leadership, enabling the team to achieve a 'well led' culture.

The Senior Operational Clinician, in conjunction with the Consultant Practitioner, Senior Clinical Practitioner and Advanced Clinical Practitioners, GP's, Practice Nurses, and Social Care professionals, will support and facilitate a patient or client focused, co-ordinated case management approach across primary and secondary care for people who are most vulnerable to, and at high risk of repeat admissions to hospital.

The Senior Operational clinician will participate in and influence efforts across health trusts and social services to shape multi-disciplinary pathways designed to support patient choice, improve quality of life, promote self-management, and assure early intervention through the proactive provision of care in or as close to the patient's own home as possible.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Degree/ equivalent
  • qualification or equivalent experience working within management/leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


1 Bullspen

Manor Court, Herriard



RG25 2PH

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