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Virtual Ward Clinical Manager

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Baglan Way, Port Talbot
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time


Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Nurse, AHP or Physician Associate looking for a new role that will challenge and develop you? We want confident and dynamic Healthcare Professionals to take on the role of Clinical Manager for the SBUHB Upper Valley Virtual Ward .

Main duties of the job

Swansea Bay University Health Board is in the process of redesigning community services as part of the patient step up/step down pathways to maximise safe and effective patient care in their own homes. This will act to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and facilitate early patient discharge through the introduction of Cluster Virtual Wards. The virtual wards will have multi-professional input from Consultants, GPs, nurses and a wealth of other health and social care staff. The role of the Clinical Manager will be to co-ordinate the care of virtual ward patients through efficient leadership and co-ordination of the MDT and effective communication with patients, carers and colleagues across Primary Care, Community Services, Secondary Care and wider agencies.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate through experience their ability to manage case loads of patients requiring complex care interventions through targeted assessment and treatment plans. They will be expected to take responsibility for the virtual ward patient register to ensure the right level of care is provided at the right time by the right clinician for our most frail patient population. The post holder will be able to drive change in a fast-paced environment, providing timely solutions through engagement with relevant community partners to ensure patient treatment is optimised and harm minimised. We are looking for applications from self-motivated, focussed clinicians who are effective communicators with a passion to provide current, evidenced based patient care.

The successful candidate will join a well-established Cluster team and will have the opportunity to shape, develop and expand clinical pathways and models of care to directly benefit the patient population.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • First degree in associated professional role
  • Registration with relevant Professional Body (e.g. NMC, HCPC)
  • Education to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of post registration education in a relevant field
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Teaching Qualification



  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working within a multi-professional environment
  • Evidence of managing and leading a healthcare team
  • Experience of working within Primary Care and/or Community Services


  • Experience of IT systems associated with General Practice (Vision/EMIS) and community services



  • Shows empathy and compassion towards others
  • Shows resilience, adaptability and flexible approach as situations arise and positivity when times are tough
  • Shows respect for others' views and appreciate others' inputs and encourage colleagues to display Health Board values
  • Motivated to use initiative to recognise problems and seek solutions whilst understanding the importance of empowering and enabling others (patients, families, colleagues)
  • Friendly and helpful disposition, awareness of how our own and others' behaviours impact on people's experiences and the organisations reputation
  • Willing to seek out learning, give and accept constructive feedback and committed to continuous improvement



  • Ability to travel within geographical area in a timely manner
  • Able to navigate IT systems to conduct relevant patient review and MDT meetings
  • Able to work hours flexibly

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Good communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Decision making capabilities
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team working skills
  • IT skills
  • Ability to honestly assess own training and development needs
  • Genuine interest in advancing own skills and development and that of the MDT


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


To be Confirmed

Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way, Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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