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Virtual Ward
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Wye Valley NHS Trust
Employer type
Hereford County Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 Dependent on experience,pa
Salary period
12/06/2023 23:59

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Wye Valley NHS Trust logo

Virtual Ward Night Coordinator

Band 6

Job overview

Our primary goal is to provide a safe and effective monitoring and follow-up service for all patients in the Acute Medicine and Frailty Virtual Wards, and to facilitate early discharge, admission avoidance, and physical bed occupancy reduction where possible and clinically safe.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Virtual Wards Team, you will be responsible for the clinical management of patients on the Virtual Ward at night.  This includes responsive assessment of needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients and their relatives. 

Including escalation of the unwell patient to the Medical Registrar at night.  You will be providing assessments either via telephone or via digital platforms.

Working for our organisation

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

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

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

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on NMC register
  • Nursing Degree
  • Up to date Intermediate Life Support Certificate gained
  • On-going personal/professional development evidence
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching
  • Physical Health Assessment or equivalent qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Experience working in Acute Medical / Frailty setting or similar
  • Evidence of leadership and managerial skills
  • Able to work under pressure and own initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in peer to peer support/coaching


Essential criteria
  • Experience in IT systems

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

Helen Bradley
Job title
Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Acute Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
01432 355444
Additional information

Contact via e mail to arrange a teams conversation.