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Staff Nurse - Virtual Ward

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Virtual wards allow patients to receive the care they need at home safely and conveniently, rather than being in hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing service where acutely unwell patients can be cared for in their own homes using technology devices for us to be able to monitor our patients.

This is a new service where nurses will identify acutely unwell patients on the wards who need hospital care but can be supported in their own homes. You will work with the multi- disciplinary to provide outstanding care to your patients and their families.

Working in a caring, supportive and professional environment you will be able to provide nursing care to our patients in the community virtually and face to face. This role will make a positive difference to people during their hospital admission. Using excellent nursing skills with outstanding interpersonal skills, endurance and empathy you will make both staff and patients feel cared for and supported. You will provide attention to detail, be a problem solver and care for our patients and families. You will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team

Main duties of the job

You will provide care to patients with complex and specialist needs and will work alongside the multi- disciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate care plans.You will assess the health and psychosocial needs of the patients within the hospital and community settings, you will plan and implement treatment, and use a wide range of services to meet their needs.You will use a wide range of clinical skills to support the ongoing management of patients in their home environment.

You will identify patients suitable for virtual ward monitoring and be proficient in fitting the appropriate technology following training. You will demonstrate effective communication, networking and liaison skills, ensuring high quality outcomes for the service providers and users.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on 8-Oct-2023.

Interviews are due to be held on 17-Oct-2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers and Band 5 Orthoptists taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Current and relevant registration on NMC Register
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Working towards a health related degree
  • Willingness to further develop knowledge and skills
  • Willingness to develop IT and computer skills appropriate to the role


  • Relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Leadership qualification
  • Supervision and assessment of students programme (or equivalent)



  • Evidence of Nursing experience in an acute hospital environment
  • Able to demonstrate collaborative working across professions and services
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality


  • Experience of managing / leading a team and co-ordinating workload
  • Experience of supervision, teaching and assessment of learners and junior staff



  • Knowledge of current developments in nursing and political awareness of current NHS issues
  • Knowledge of clinical governance processes, risk management and health and safety
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit / patient review



  • Excellent communication and inter - personal skills
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area
  • Time management skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadlines and work independently

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to visit patients in their own homes within the Region as and when required to do so
  • Willingness to work anywhere in the Trust if necessary
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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