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Virtual Ward Nurse Specialist

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Band 6 Specialist Nurse for the Virtual Ward within the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership Care Community Teams (CCICP). Ensuring the smooth and timely enrolment of patients deemed suitable to receive safe care and treatment in their own home.

You will be part of a team responsible for the care and support of all Virtual Ward patients, with a diagnosis of Frailty, Heart Failure, Respiratory and Cancer, there will be a high percentage of highly complex patients, so if you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge this is the place for you. You will be joining a team upholding the trust values and behaviours, something the CCICP strongly feel should be embedded. You will ensure consistent delivery of the service and maintain communication and a joined up clinical approach across community and secondary care. As the service develops, the referral sources will be broadened.

You will work under the direction of the Virtual Ward Team leader and to be responsible for assessing and managing the health needs of the identified population and for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care within a range of target groups.

Full time and part time hours are available.

Please be aware that a UK driving licence is required for this post, as the role involves driving across the footprint of Mid Cheshire.

Main duties of the job

Undertaking holistic assessment and coordinate the delivery of individualised care as per the multi- disciplinary team.

To work within the agreed framework for Community Nursing Services To assess, provide and review holistic nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers, either by telephone, within the home environment or appropriate care setting in a safe and professional manner using evidence-based knowledge.

Assess, plan, and implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet the patient's physical, social, emotional, and environmental needs, encompassing a rehabilitative/ self-care approach where necessary. Escalate as appropriate.

To provide skilled nursing care and ability to undertake clinical tasks including venepuncture, vital signs monitoring and wound care.

To maintain accurate personal and professional records adhering to MCHFT and Nursing and Midwifery Council policy and guidelines.

To contribute to and co-operate in the co-ordination of off duty and holiday leave with colleagues, ensuring service cover is maintained. Working effectively to support other team members in all aspects of the service.

To maintain all aspects of MCHFT Integrated Governance Strategy and requirements

Act at all times in a manner which illustrates respect for privacy dignity andConfidentiality

At times be expected to support the wider community nursing team.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the management and coordination of patients requiring the Virtual Ward, Remote Monitoring and Oximetry at Home. The Virtual Ward Specialist Nurse will oversee/undertake the ongoing assessment of patient needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes ofindividualised care to patients as determined at Virtual Ward Multi- disciplinary Team meetings.

They will deputise as required in the absence of the team leader to ensure continued efficient and effective service delivery.

They will work as part of the integrated community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries covering the 24 hour period of service delivery. They will refer to and liaise with other services within the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, when patient need requires it.

They will assist and support the Virtual Ward team leader in providing clinical leadership to the Virtual Ward team and to assist in leading the team in the provision of high quality, evidence based programmes of care.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Evidence of leading and managing staff and caseload management
  • UK driving licence and access to car for work purposes



  • Wide understanding/experience of community nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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