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Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse - Hospital@Home

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Are you committed to the delivery of high quality, patient focused care for adults in their own homes? Are you keen to be part of a fast moving and developing team where your ideas and opinions are valued?

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital are offering a unique and exciting permanent opportunity to experience both community and hospital working. The Hospital at Home Service work in partnership with community and in house services to deliver an integrated care model. The teams are nurse-led and aim to support patients, with exceptional care and treatment in their own homes when it is clinically safe to do so.

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Band 6 in The Pilot Team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be part of a nurse-led team in an ever developing service.

The Acute Team

This team supports the patient to remain at home by providing additional support in their own house. The care offered is intensive medical treatment for the acutely unwell. They also help facilitate their patients to leave hospital sooner through the provision of these services. Joining this team will give you the unique experience of community and hospital nursing, working across boundaries and supporting an integrated workforce.

We require flexibility of working patterns across the 24 hour day including evening, day shifts 7 days a week. the service currently start at 7:00 Am and finish at 8:30 Pm

Main duties of the job

The post holder is identified as a Hospital at Home Team Nurse, working in conjunction with the current H@H teams , providing skilled nursing services for patients who are suitable for discharge and to continue their treatment at home. The Hospital at Home service, offers a seamless patient journey across Primary and Secondary Care. The post holder will provide education and training for patients/ carers and members of the multidisciplinary team across boundaries share nursing knowledge and skills to support and advice as needed. The post holder will develop effective working relationships within Primary and Secondary Carecolleagues, GP's and other Primary Health Care Teams to facilitate integrated care and enable early supported discharge, prevent inappropriate re-admission to hospital. Support and participate in the development of integrated pathways and care packages which enablepatients to be safely cared for outside of the acute hospital setting. Provide clinical leadership and clinical management of the service 24 hours 7 days a week and continuously monitor and maintain clinical standards and quality care. Monitor effectiveness of protocols and patient triage requirements and escalate level of care for acutely ill patients wherenecessary.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs, delivery and implementation of management plans for individual patients using a problem solving approach and evidence based care.

Please see detailed Job Description attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • MSPP or evidence of mentorship updates and a willingness to mentor or co-mentor students


  • Knowledge in coagulation
  • History taking and Assessing course



  • Competent in holistic patient assessment.
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • IV administration , venepuncture and annulation, CVA access
  • Ability to write reports and use IT


  • Experience of clinical supervision



  • Experience working as Band 6 within an acute specialism or Band 5 with long nursing experience and evidence working in acute setting
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Some managerial experience


  • Experience in managing and delivering sustained change
  • Community experience

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust



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