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Senior CHC Assessor

Band 7

Main area
Continuing Health Care
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
220-CHS-3552829
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Town
London
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum excl HCAs
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/10/2021 23:59

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

 


 

Job overview

The successful candidate would be expected to work with the team lead to inspire a team to deliver of high quality assessment, reviews and patient care in accordance to the National CHC Framework and best clinical practice and guidelines.

This post is critical to the development and delivery of effective and high standard CHC provision within Whittington Health which covers Islington and Haringey CHC. The post holder will hold a caseload of highly complex individuals requiring bespoke case-management, and will be responsible for clinical case management, assessments and reviews of people known to the CHC team. Working autonomously, the post holder will have continuing responsibility for proactively monitoring and managing individuals on the caseload of the team, and will use clinical reasoning for the effective identification of any exacerbations or to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Continuing Healthcare service and will be working alongside senior management, commissioners, partners working in the other areas and multi-agency providers, families and carers. You will actively work with the manager and team members to meeting the national standards for CHC.

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will have specialist knowledge in relation to continuing healthcare, underpinned by theory and clinical expertise, and will work in partnership with other disciplines and agencies, including GPs, social services, community nursing and therapists, pharmacists, care agencies, care homes and mental health services in order to manage the care of people with highly complex needs. The post holder will be responsible for reviewing of home care packages and ensure they are safe and meet the care needs of the individuals.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that Continuing healthcare funding is used equitably and effectively. Performance is monitored through regular meetings.

To ensure that personal health budgets are offered to people in receipt of continuing healthcare funding.

The post holder will deputise for the CHC Lead Nurse, working in collaboration with the Senior Continuing Healthcare Nurse colleagues.

The post holder will work in partnership with individuals and their carers to deliver a positive experience of the continuing healthcare process and will work with the commissioners and other agencies to further improve the service.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of supportive colleagues and managers. They will have the opportunity to  develop professionally and have access to the many training courses available.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RGN
Desirable criteria
  • At least 3 years post qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • At least 1 year CHC experience
  • At least 2 years in Band 6 position NHS

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written communication
  • Able to analyse information (clinical information) and apply clinical reasoning
  • Good verbal communication
  • Good organization and time keeping skills
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Some leadership skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work independently
  • Adaptable and flexible to service demands
  • Conflict Resolution

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of CHC or the Framework
  • Health interviewing / assessment
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Maria Giddings
Job title
Head of CHC Islington and Haringey
Email address
mariagiddings@nhs.net
Telephone number
0203 316 8740
Additional information