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Nurse Practitioner

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced nurse with a passion for delivering excellent high quality care? If so the Virtual Ward has an exciting opportunity to enhance and develop your nursing career.

The virtual ward is an innovative service which a wide geographical area across Staffordshire and provides acute hospital based care within the community setting to enable patients to receive care in their own homes. We are looking for dynamic and forward thinking individuals with an acute care background to provide education and leadership within our team. The ideal candidate will have proven health assessment skills and ideally be an independent non-medical prescriber or working towards this qualification.

The post holder wil manage the Acute Virtual Ward ensuring beds available against agreed pathways to deliver a 7 day 8-10pm service on a day to day basis. A list of main tasks and duties are outlined below but are not exhaustive due to the evolving nature of this unique role and service.

We currently provide a 7 day service and there is opportunity for flexible working.

The role will be community based, therefore the candidate must be able to hold a UK driving licence and must be able to commute.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership qualities on a daily basis in order to support the overall running of the service whilst supporting the Virtual Ward Matrons.
  • Confidently lead on ward rounds, daily huddles and multidisciplinary team meetings, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Able to formulate appropriate management plans for patients, whilst continuously revaluating initial findings and clinical response.
  • Able to assess new referrals and establish the level of support the individual may require from the service.
  • Is able to undertake a physical examination assessment as indicated by the patient's condition, formulating, implementing and evaluating treatment plans for individuals, families and carers
  • Prescribing and deprescribing of medications for therapeutic effectiveness appropriate to patient need and in accordance with best/evidence based practice and national and local protocols and within the role's scope of practice and legal framework
  • Is able to take the lead in complex case management, providing support and advice to others.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide daily leadership and clinical oversight to all staff and patients on the virtual ward. For full details please see job description - roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Physical Health Assessment
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Evidence of BSc in Nursing or equivalent.


  • Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing
  • Leadership qualification
  • Teaching qualification ENB 998/Mentorship or equivalent



  • oSubstantial post registration experience of which significant experience is within Emergency/Acute/General Medicine Care at a senior level
  • oEvidence of involvement and leadership in teaching, supervising and mentoring learners
  • oEvidence of providing acute care within a hospital setting and/or service


  • Evidence of working at band 6 and above

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Smithfield One Building

St Leonard Coates Way



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