Discharge - Frailty Unit
NHS AfC: Band 5
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
An exciting new learning and development opportunity has arisen within the current Discharge Coordinator team. So if you would like to take on a new challenge and you consider yourself proactive, good at problem solving and work well within a multi-disciplinary team this may be of interest to you!
If you are an efficient worker with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills and able to work under pressure whilst remaining focused on safe good quality care, seeking a new personal challenge we look forward to your application.
We are looking to recruit a 37.5 hour post within the Medical Care Group working over 5 days a week (Monday to Friday). You will need substantive years post registration experience and a sound clinical background and a valid NMC registration are essential in this role. We are seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and self-motivated Band 5 with a ‘can do’ mindset and a strong interest in patient flow.
If successful you will be part of a fantastically motivated and forward thinking team who constantly strive to give the highest standards of care which involves our patients being discharged in a timely manner.
You will work closely with our ward co-ordinators to identify discharges and to ensure everything is in place for the patient to move safely to the transfer lounge and then home, through liaison with our partnership social workers, care homes and families.
You will represent the units at our Trust discharge meetings where we highlight issues with discharges and we work with the CCG to escalate and troubleshoot delays within social care which prevent our patients leaving hospital when medically fit for discharge.
The post holder should have up to date knowledge of current issues in patient flow and changes within the NHS. The role is challenging and instrumental to the day to day operations within the Trust.
This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
Positive organisation culture of safety
Quality of care
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.
Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.
As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. you can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.
If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.
The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.
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Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.