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Band 6 Clinical Practitioner-Urgent Community Response

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

The Urgent Community Response Team aims to deliver holistic assessments and interventions to individuals who are at risk of hospital admission within their own home within 2 hours of referral to the service. The aim of the team is to enable people to stay at home, recover, and re-engage with the important aspects of their life and prevent admission to acute sectors.

The post holder will work in the Urgent community response team and Virtual Wards to assist in the prevention of inappropriate hospital admissions and the facilitation of hospital discharge in line with the overall objectives of the service.

The post holder will ensure access to Urgent Health Assessments, provide and monitor short term treatment programmes at home and ensure safe discharge or referral to long term health and social care interventions. Utilising clinical expertise, clinical judgement, discretion and decision making in the development of individualised treatment plans.

Main duties of the job

*Carry out comprehensive holistic assessments of the care needs of people referred to the service seeking support and advice from senior colleagues in situations that are outside the post holder's sphere of competence.

* With support where necessary from senior colleagues, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care designed to maintain the patient in his / her own home.

* In situations where the patient cannot be maintained safely at home facilitate admission to the most appropriate setting.

* Demonstrate, teach and supervise basic nursing care that families can safely provide between visits.

* In conjunction with therapists, measure for and order special adaptations and equipment indicated by the assessment and plan of care.

* Carry out a range of nursing interventions, including catheterisation, cannulation and IV drug administration, working within the scope of professional practice

* Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with colleagues and stakeholders, utilising electronic methods of communication within the remit of the Data Protection Act ensuring clinical information is conveyed within a timeframe that ensures patient safety.

* Ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

* Enhance patient experience.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Relevant clinical qualification with current registration (eg RGN
  • * Relevant Degree level qualification or equivalent experience.
  • * Minimal 4 years post registration experience
  • * Evidence of continuing professional development
  • * Mentorship qualification



  • * Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • * Experience of comprehensive clinical assessment of patients
  • * Experience of caring for patients who are acutely ill/require rehabilitation plan/end of life care
  • * Experience of effective caseload management
  • * Experience in line management and supervising junior staff
  • * Experience in facilitating professional development of other staff and ability to motivate others
  • * Experience in collection , collation and analysis of data for clinical audit and research

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Community Nursing

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road


West Midlands

B90 4BN

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