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UCLH@HOME Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum including inner London HCAs
Closing date
25 May 2024
UCLH@HOME Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our UCLH@HOME team, a service provided by Whittington Health in partnership with UCLH. We are forefront of integrated care - providing innovative and transformational care that best serves local communities.

UCLH@Home is an NHS service that helps by supporting patients to leave hospital once medically optimised and safe to be managed in the community. Whilst under this service patients remain under the care of your consultant team.

As a member of our Team your role will include direct care delivery within the Patient's own homes and the use of 'remote monitoring' technologies.

Main duties of the job

To provide care for patients who are transferred to the community from UCLH prior to estimated discharge date. The post holder will have a leadership role and take responsibility for case-finding, team co-ordination and organisation of transfers home.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds including emergency nurses, primary care and acute medicine. It is an exciting time to join our team and be supported to enhance your scope of autonomous practice.

If you are seeking a challenge, are passionate about patient care and interested in joining an enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated team we would love to hear from you.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work with colleagues from acute specialities, the emergency department, as well as community services. The role will provide a unique opportunity to be part of a service able to provide a truly integrated care pathway for patients across acute and community settings developing and expanding the services to provide the best care possible for our patients in the best way for them.

Please refer to the Job description for detailed information.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RGN
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 2 years experience


  • Post registration education in a relevant area

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent clinical and holistic assessment skills
  • Good knowledge of infection prevention and control
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrated good leadership skills
  • Advanced nursing skills
  • IT skills
  • Effective people management skills

Knowledge & Experience


  • Portfolio of varied Clinical experience
  • Knowledge of current issues in the NHS
  • Experience in Community/ A and E/ Care of the Elderly
  • Nurse Prescriber (or willing to work towards)


  • Experience of Audit/Change initiatives
  • Understanding and insight into integrated care

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


University College Hospital

235 Euston Road, London



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