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Band 6 Hospital at Home Virtual Ward Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rota
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
A new opportunity has been created to provide additional Hospital at home services to improve our patient journeys and improve capacity in our inpatient beds.

As the Band 6 you will be assisting in the development and embedding of this service within the Trust, whilst assessing, advising and teaching patients and families.

Main duties of the job

Virtual wards allow patients to receive hospital-level care at home safely and in familiar surroundings, helping speed up their recovery while freeing up hospital beds for patients that need them most. Patients are reviewed daily by the clinical team and the 'ward round' may involve a home visit or take place through video technology.

As a Band 6 you will be:
  • Responsible for the holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based nursing care for patients referred to hospital at home service.
  • Responsible for delivering, evaluating and supporting training of patient and carers enabling them to be cared for virtually.
  • Utilising remote monitoring as part of the clinical care delivery
  • Providing high-quality, nursing care for patients including co-ordination of the multidisciplinary team and allocating visits as appropriate.
  • Delivering high-quality, clinically effective care, and patient experience, utilising research and in collaboration with colleagues in everyday practice.
  • Participate in effective clinical leadership and management of team members through clinical supervision.
  • Actively contribute to the development and improvement of services and the quality of care through reflective practice, clinical supervision and audit.
  • Act as a role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed job description attached for a more in depth insight into the requirements and the expectations of the job role

Person Specification



  • RNC - first level
  • Recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing Qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of post registration Educational continuing development


  • Diploma or Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Clinical Leadership Programme

Clinical Skills/Knowledge/Ability


  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise
  • Good understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NHS plans and national nursing strategy
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Demonstrates ability to work with new technology and shows digital competence
  • Demonstrate a wide range of clinical skills relevant to community working and specialist Hospital at Home virtual ward care.


  • Audit experience / research skills
  • Experience of patient and public involvement in service delivery



  • Post-registration experience
  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in clinical practice
  • Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management
  • Development of multi-disciplinary working practices
  • Evidence of leading and managing a team in the absence of the clinical lead nurse


  • Management of conflict
  • Infection prevention
  • Tissue viability management
  • Participation in audit/research
  • Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management
  • Experience of hospital and community nursing

Leadership & Education


  • Evidence of successful change management
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Use initiative and has the ability to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team with minimal supervision
  • Dynamic, individual, able to lead a team
  • Completed practice assessor preparation day
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Effective communicator and negotiator
  • Acts as a clinical role model and as a mentor, assessor and as support for learners within the ward or unit


  • Project management
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to influence other professional groups

Professional Development


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Ongoing personal development
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching
  • Recognises own limitations

Equality & Diversity


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

Other Job role requirements


  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility
  • Current driving licence
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Insight and understanding of care in the community

Resource Utilisation


  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources where the workload can be unpredictable
  • Basic knowledge of budgetary management
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritise and implement and use new ways of working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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