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Main area
NMC
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent: Shifts
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Shifts over 7 days)
Job ref
301-VA-22-151883-A
Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth
Town
Merlin house
Salary
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Virtual Ward Clinical Lead (Quality )

Band 7

Job overview

*Come and join us for a Virtual Ward Recruitment Information Day on 5th October 20022.  If you are interested in applying but would like to find out more, drop in and see us at the Burton Albion Football Club, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.  DE13 0AR between 10.00am-16.00pm

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and engaging individuals, who have a passion for the delivery of high-quality patient care within the 
community. The candidates will have to be able to prioritise their own workload without supervision, have an excellent patient focussed approach and be able to use their initiative as well as work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Our General Acute Medicine and Frailty Virtual Ward is a new and innovative Service, which has an agreed admission criteria and works in partnership with supporting care services to deliver acute care in the patient’s own home. The aim of a virtual ward is to reduce length of acute hospital stay and/or avoid hospital admission; this leads to quicker recovery and reduces disruption to patients’, and their carers’ lives. This means we can proactively manage people living with frailty at 
home, and for those that have a sub-acute episode we can improve a patient’s experience and outcomes.

In addition, this means we have more space in our hospitals for acutely unwell patients and reduces the pressure on urgent care.

Main duties of the job

Has delegated responsibility for the management of the clinical areas including assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards on a shift basis.

Will participate in innovation and evidence based nursing practice through professional leadership and supporting the clinical team in close liaison with the Virtual Ward Matron and Advanced Clinical Practitioner .

Will act as a credible and professional role model and encourage and empower other staff to develop both personally and professionally to achieve their maximum potential.

Will lead on the implementation and development of care standards to reflect the “Proud to Care” initiative and will ensure that nursing practice is evidenced based according to Professional and National guidelines, eg roadmap to Quality, High Impact Actions, Safety Express.

Will lead on the implementation of education and development plans which involve the induction, mentoring, preceptorship and the on-going professional development of all staff on the Virtual Ward. This will also include ensuring robust systems are in place to record and monitor ward performance against agreed targets for Mandatory training.

Working for our organisation

Do you want to help shape the future of patient care in a virtual ward environment? 
Come and join our virtual ward service, which is due to open in order to support Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s urgent care needs. We are looking for a number of roles to join one of our Community based Virtual Ward Teams and help shape the future of patient care. 

Please contact Lesley Roberts Head of Operations (email
LesleyS.Stanway@mpft.nhs.uk or telephone 0300 123 0989) or Sarah Piggott, Programme Manager for the Virtual Wards (sarah.piggott@uhnm.nhs.uk) for any further information or to discuss further. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and engaging individuals, who have a passion for the delivery of high quality patient care within the community. The candidates will have to be able to prioritise their own workload without supervision, have an excellent patient focussed approach and be able to use their initiative as well as work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Our General Acute Medicine and Frailty Virtual Ward is a new and innovative Service, that has an agreed admission criteria and works in partnership with supporting care services to deliver acute care in the patient’s own home. The aim of a virtual ward is to reduce length of acute hospital stay and/or avoid hospital admission; this leads to quicker recovery and reduces disruption to patients’, and their carers’ lives. This means we can proactively manage people living with frailty at home, and for those that have a sub-acute episode we can improve a patient’s experience and outcomes. In addition, this means we have more space in our hospitals for acutely unwell patients and reduces the pressure on urgent care.
The virtual ward NHS England » Virtual wards provides a clinical assessment, treatment, monitoring and review to people in their own home who become unwell and would normally be admitted to hospital or are already under the care of one of the following – Royal Stoke University Hospital, County Hospital at Stafford, New Cross Hospital at Wolverhampton, or Queen’s Hospital in Burton, and whose needs can be safely managed at home. The virtual ward will work alongside and communicate with existing providers across our Health and Social Care System.
Our aim is have up to 410 General Acute Medicine and Frailty Virtual Ward beds available across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent by December 2023.

Person specification

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Team working
Desirable criteria
  • Flexiable

Nursing

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register
  • Diploma / degree in Nursing Evidence of degree and / or masters level study in health/nursing related studies
  • ENB 998/ Mentorship module or have experience of teaching and assessing
Desirable criteria
  • Formal leadership and management training Leadership certificate Masters level study
  • Flexiable

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gina Reynolds
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
Gina.reynolds@mpft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07814830822
Additional information

Please contact Lesley Roberts Head of Operations (email
LesleyS.Stanway@mpft.nhs.uk or telephone 0300 123 0989) or Sarah Piggott, 
Programme Manager for the Virtual Wards (sarah.piggott@uhnm.nhs.uk) for any further information or to discuss further

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