Hampshire

Equipment Co-ordination Lead

Job description          

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. Come and join our team: ‘It took me 12 minutes (I’ve watched the clock) to get my legs into bed. It took me 4 minutes to get my legs off the bed. It took me another two minutes to put my slippers on. I get up for a tinkle three times a night. That was nearly an hour every night spent getting on and off my bed! And if I did not make it in time, well that is a whole other story! The lady from Lymington hospital came out, she sorted me out with a bed handle thingy, a commode for those ‘emergencies’ and a clever little gadget to get my feet up. She also got the doctor to look at my bladder control and took time to really understand my world. I now wake up dry, a bit more rested and have gained an extra 49 minutes sleep a night….(like I said, I have watched the clock!).The lady from Lymington hospital changed my world, literally over night!’
This is a new and innovative role to support nurses, therapists and patients to access, receive and benefit from prescribed equipment in a timely way. It is essential that this post holder has NHS or social services experience and has worked within the field of nursing or therapy with exposure to equipment prescribing, ordering and fitting. This role will be pivotal in developing and strengthening relationships with our equipment providers; facilitating prompt access to equipment, addressing or co-ordinating clinical responses to ensure that equipment is delivered, assessed and reviewed in the most effective way. The post holder will work under the supervision of a band 6 therapist, but will be part of an integrated team of nurses and therapists. The post holder will support patients’ to maximise their independence in their own home, access the community or optimise comfort and skin integrity when getting out of bed becomes more challenging. The ECL holder will work independently assessing patients on their own caseload in patient’s home, or working under the clinical instruction of other experienced team members. They will be supported with a robust induction and development plan. Initially the post will work Monday to Friday, however, the core service hours are spread across 7 days a week and include a twilight service until 11pm. We would welcome applications from individual’s interested in working full or part time, school hours could be accommodated. The New Milton and Lymington Integrated Community Teams include community nursing, older people’s mental health, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Our aim is to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we care for. We deliver these services to our community so you will feel a real sense of achievement and that your work makes a difference to local people’s lives.The teams are also art of Primary Care Networks and are piloting new ways of working within the community to enhance patient care. If you are committed to providing high quality patient care, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, please contact us to talk about the opportunities and come for a visit. This role is based in the beautiful New forest, adjacent to the sea and views of the Isle of Wight. New forest ponies and holiday maker traffic can present their challenges, but it is more than worth it every day. Please contact the integrated Single Point of access to register your interest and we will return your call on 01425 623802. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter: facebook.com/SouthernHealthNHS @Southern_NHSFT


We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired. Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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