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Rapid Response/Virtual Ward Senior Clinician Band 6

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa incl of HCAS (Outer) London
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Rapid Response/Urgent Crisis Response Clinician Band 6

Work as part of a team of clinicians, therapist's rehabilitation assistants and Community Geriatricians, prioritising avoidance of unnecessary hospital admission. Assessment and treatment of patients during a crisis, identifying complex and specialist need and developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care. In addition, facilitating early hospital discharge for patients back to their own home. To Support and promote the on-going development of all care delivery within the Care Home environment, enhancing the quality of care delivered. As a clinician working with a high level of autonomy, within agreed guidelines, managing undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems using advanced clinical skills by incorporatingphysical assessment and diagnosis
Interview Date : TBC

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the Rapid Response team, the post-holder will provide assessment and treatment of patients, within their own home, during a crisis. The post holder will identify complex and specialist needs and will develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

Working as a practitioner with a high degree of autonomy, the post-holder will manage undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems using advanced clinical skills by incorporating physical assessment and diagnosis and be supported to do this by senior members of the MDT.

The post holder will also identify patients suitable for virtual ward monitoring and be proficient in fitting the appropriate technology following training and support from the team and will be responsible in assessing unwell patients at home on request of the virtual ward hub.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:o Croydon University Hospital o Purley Hospital o The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath o Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside o A minor injuries unit in New Addington The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our Vision:Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need itOur 5 key 'Here for you' promises to the people of Croydon are:o You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff o You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff o You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians o You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to homeo You feel it's getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of Listening into Action as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to Listening into Action is new and different.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/Paramedic with current NMC/HCPC registration
  • Completing of clinical reasoning and physical assessment


  • Willingness to undertake Independent ( V300) prescribing study.



  • Awareness of current professional nursing and NHS issues including health promotion
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge and skills in long term conditions
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Awareness of current healthcare issues, policies and implications for practice
  • Reflective approach to practice


  • Knowledge of working with a Telehealth



  • 2yrs post qualification experience
  • 1yrs experience of working within the community setting


  • Leadership course and evidence changing practice.
  • Experience of managing staff



  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills i.e. Physical assessment, decision making and psychological therapies.
  • Communication skills
  • Evidence of innovative in practice
  • Capable of working and making decisions under own initiative


  • Awareness of virtual ward monitoring

Other factors / Special circumstances


  • Car driver, current UK licence and access to car for work purposes.
  • IT skills
  • Flexible to meet the needs of 7 day, extended hours community service

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon Health Services

12-18 Lennard Road



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