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Virtual Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Integrated Care Division for a ward manager to provide clinical and operational skills to support the delivery of our multi-speciality virtual ward

Virtual ward is a safe and efficient alternative to NHS bedded care. Virtual wards support patients who would otherwise be in hospital to receive the acute care and treatment they need in their own home. This includes either preventing avoidable admissions into hospital or supporting early discharge out of hospital. The delivery of digitally enabled care (virtual care) including virtual wards is a national priority embedded within current health and social care policy.

As we move towards a new era of integrated care and working collaboratively across organisational boundaries, the need for dynamic, focused teamwork is vital.

As we move towards a new era of integrated care and working collaboratively across organisational boundaries, the need for dynamic, focused teamwork is vital.

Main duties of the job

The Virtual Ward Sister/Charge Nurse is responsible for the ambitious delivery and further development and management of the Virtual Ward within Herefordshire.

The successful applicant willwork with all members of the Virtual Ward clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. You will maintain a high standard of patient care and lead on the management of all patients within the Virtual ward. You will have a key role in identifying suitable patients to move from acute wards into the Virtual ward ensuring that this transfer is completed efficiently and safely.

You will work closely with key stakeholders including acute wards and hospital services, medical teams, community services and primary care to ensure the safe and effective management of all patients within the virtual ward

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Virtual Ward Sister/Charge Nurse is responsible for the ambitious delivery and further development and management of the Virtual Ward within Herefordshire.

The successful applicant willwork with all members of the Virtual Ward clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. You will maintain a high standard of patient care and lead on the management of all patients within the Virtual ward. You will have a key role in identifying suitable patients to move from acute wards into the Virtual ward ensuring that this transfer is completed efficiently and safely.

You will work closely with key stakeholders including acute wards and hospital services, medical teams, community services and primary care to ensure the safe and effective management of all patients within the virtual ward

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Post Registration Qualification within Specialty or equivalent
  • Relevant 1st degree or equivalent, or working towards
  • A1 award or equivalent


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Leadership ability
  • Time Management of self & others
  • Demonstrate an ability to problem solve highly complex situations
  • Motivational, negotiating/persuasive skills


Desirable

  • Writing Service Development Proposals


Experience

Essential

  • Supporting Evidence of Post Registration Education within sphere of practice
  • Demonstrate an ability to deliver clinical skills in practice
  • To provide evidence of involvement of service development
  • To demonstrate awareness of the impact of changing services


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Hereford County Hospital

Stonebow Road

Hereford

HR1 2ER

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229-IC-6428875

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