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Lead Nurse, Hospital at Home

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
A new opportunity has been created to provide additional Hospital at home services to improve our patient journeys and improve capacity in our inpatient beds.

The service is being developed and as the Band 7 you will be essential in the development and embedding of this service within the Trust. This role will involve the governance and audit of the service and reporting to the trust regarding performance .

Main duties of the job

Virtual wards allow patients to receive hospital-level care at home safely and in familiar surroundings, helping speed up their recovery while freeing up hospital beds for patients that need them most. Patients are reviewed daily by the clinical team and the 'ward round' may involve a home visit or take place through video technology.

As a Band 7 you will:
  • Take 24-hour accountability and responsibility for the provision of care to patients requiring hospital care at home.
  • Be visible, accessible and responsive to the needs of service users, patients, parents/carers and the public.
  • Provide direction and effective and inspirational leadership.
  • Act as an expert clinical practitioner providing through themselves and their Hospital at Home team an excellent quality of care to patients and service users.
  • Act as a clinical and managerial role model, including line management responsibilities.
  • Ensure availability of relevant operating procedures, policies and guidelines, presenting through the appropriate governance framework to support the safe delivery of care to patients admitted to a virtual ward.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment for all students on placement within the ward/unit for which they are responsible.
  • Practise clinically in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a group of patients admitted onto the virtual ward. This will determine that Ward/Unit Manager practises clinically at least 50% of their working time.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed job description attached for a more in depth insight into the requirements and the expectations of the job role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC - Childrens registered
  • Teaching/Assessing qualification
  • Relevant Post registration education


  • Masters or equivalent
  • Clinical Leadership

Clinical Skills & Knowledge


  • High level of clinical competence
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of local and national issues
  • Up to date knowledge of nursing policy and practice relevant to specialty
  • Able to work with electronic and digital technologies


  • Knowledge and experience of community working



  • oSignificant post-registration experience including at senior level.
  • oEvidence of innovation and achievements in Clinical Practice
  • oRecent experience in supporting learners in your workplace and supervising their progress and assessing their practice.
  • oDemonstrates knowledge of clinical risk management
  • oDevelopment of multi-disciplinary working practices


  • oDemonstrates knowledge in clinical accreditation processes

Leadership & Education


  • oEvidence of successful change management
  • oAbility to prioritise
  • oUse initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team
  • oDynamic individual, able to challenge constructively and to lead a team
  • oGood verbal and written skills
  • oAble to influence other professional groups
  • oEffective communicator and negotiator
  • oActs as a clinical role model and support for all
  • oStrong Team worker
  • oFlexible and Adaptable in approach


  • oProject management
  • oComputer literacy

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Childrens Hospital Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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