Sutton PCNs Virtual Ward Clinical Chairs
We have an opportunity for Sutton PCNs Virtual Ward Clinical Chairs (3 Posts) to join the team at our GP practice sites in and around Sutton. A great opportunity to work in an innovative and fast expanding Primary Care Networks in Sutton Surrey. Sutton Primary Care Networks (PCN) was formed from the merger of 23 high achieving GP practices and our services are offered from different GP Practices in and around Sutton, Cheam, Wallington and Carshalton. We aim to provide the best quality care for the local community.
The Virtual Ward (VW) opened on 1st February 2021 during the Covid pandemic to try to prevent hospital admission and reduce prolonged hospital stays by providing more intense monitoring of patients at home. The ward started as a Covid VW but now also sees non-Covid patients at risk of hospital admission, such as patients with frailty who need more support or patients having exacerbations of long term conditions such as heart failure, COPD, asthma and infections, where a short period of intense daily review at home, could prevent an admission to hospital. Referrals come from GP practices, community nurses and hospital wards, especially the acute frailty unit and medical admissions unit. Patients can also be stepped up or stepped down from VW into the Pulse Oximetry Service or Complex MDT Service. The VW team is expanding and there is now increasing capacity to take on more patients.
The Sutton PCNs are looking to recruit Clinical Chairs for the VW as it grows in capacity. You will join a team of Clinical Chairs to enable a 1 in 3 month rota. The time commitment will be 5 hours per week but only during the months you are due to cover. Please see the attached Job Summary for further information.
Please express your interest by emailing Lola Triumph, Programme Director and acting Virtual Ward Manager- email@example.com by 31st January 2022 and include a note about why you are interested in applying for this role (no more than 300 words). We will arrange to speak to all applicants soon after this deadline.
If you have any questions, please email Dr Shazma Mawani, PCN Clinical Director on firstname.lastname@example.org