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Paediatric Nurse Virtual Wards

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
If you are looking for a nursing role where you can combine your acute nursing skills whilst working in the community, then please read on.

This job is for a part time role at 22.5 hours.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our innovative Virtual Ward team. We aim at improving flow of patients within the acute inpatient setting and providing care to patients closer to home. We have a hybrid working approach using home visits, telephone contact and video calls alongside a remote monitoring system to look after children and young people with acute medical conditions in the community.

Our team has been very reactive to the needs of the service and local population over the past 18 months since launching and we are attending two international conferences over the next few months to showcase our fantastic work!

We provide nursing care to children in their home environment either by face to face visiting or remote assessment. Our remit for Virtual Ward is to help flow through the children's inpatient unit. We have disease specific pathways that we have developed that support early discharge and are based on high volume admissions. We attend medical handover daily to pull patients onto the ward that reside within our catchment area's. We have a 10 bed capacity and our occupancy can change very quickly.

Main duties of the job

You will responsible for delivering excellent nursing care in the community in and around Sandwell and West Birmingham. You will have acute and preferably community experience. Have excellent communication and teaching skills.

You will have the opportunity to work as part of the Virtual Ward project developing pathways, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitating early discharge. Our current pathways include respiratory, gastroenteritis, tonsillitis, eczema, constipation, jaundice including home phototherapy, eczema and nephrotic syndrome.

The service operational hours are currently 7 days a week and we provide a service from 8-8.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information about this role Please see the attached job description and personal Specification.

    Person Specification



    • RN child Branch/RSCN
    • Degree in speciality (where available) or willing to work towards


    • triage/assessment course/NMP



    • Experience in acute/ community paediatrics
    • Proven experience in teaching and learning initiatives
    • Evidence of supporting others in the clinical environment
    • Experience of audit and other quality initiatives
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality patient care


    • Experience and evidence in supporting and implementing change
    • Evidence of triage/assessment of children
    • Evidence of mentoring/supporting students and nurses in practice

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    West Bromwich


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