Deputy Manager IDH

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join our Integrated Discharge Hub team here at ELFT. The post holder will provide day-to-day clinical nursing/therapy expertise and co-ordination to a multi-disciplinary integrated discharge hub based at the East Ham Care Centre and Newham University Hospital.We are striving to provide high standards of service with the aim of improving access to the quality of life for all of our patients and carers. Our staff are central to delivering the service vision and we are keen to recruit high calibre staff, who will be offered the support required to fulfil their roles as well as being provided with the training and experience to further their skills.

You will be a strong team player, an excellent communicator who is adaptable, committed, well organised and work well under pressure.

Having a sound clinical assessment skill,negotiating,interpersonal skills and ability to effectively manage time is essential for the post.

Main duties of the job

Undertake 'in reach' triage assessments for patients on the acute Wards at Newham University Hospital to ensure rapid discharge.Undertake generic IDH clinical assessment and coordination tasks and functions.

The post holder will be responsible managing a very small team and also working in partnership with other stakeholders including the local authority and ensuring and planning on safe patient discharges to the community.To deputise for the manager of Newham IDH in the coordination and chairing of the IDH Clinical Discussion meetings held at 09:00, 13:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 and 13:00 at weekends.Liaison with the Discharge Coordinator Team in NUHT to identify and facilitate the discharge of patients from the acute hospital setting.Effective liaison with the Hospital Social Work Team to ensure that appropriate Packages of Care are put in place to meet the social care needs of patients discharged via the IDH. This may include restarts or new packages of care to support patients to return home or the provision of interim, step-down or permanent residential placements.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To maintain clinical direction and leadership co-ordinating a team of clinical staff for the continuous and consistent provision of high-quality patient care in the communityTo carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of care programmes and the setting of standards of care for clients of the service.To demonstrate within the team clinical leadership and knowledge of a range of therapeutic and clinical interventions.Act as a role model in the practice area, encouraging staff in teaching, supervision, facilitating and assessing, create and sustain a supportive/teaching/learning environment for the practice setting.Be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients, incorporating risk assessment, to ensure safe and acceptable standards of care.Be responsible for the maintenance and accurate recording of patient information in the documentation systems and to ensure the effective dissemination of patient information throughout the multi-disciplinary team.Ensure the effective management and development of the serviceEnsure the economic use of resources in relation to staff resources, ensuring the most cost effective deployment of staff whilst maintaining appropriate, safe levels of staffing promote team cohesion via facilitating positive group dynamics.Assist in the recruitment and selection of staffJointly monitor standards of clinical practice within the team and make changes where necessary.Comply with the legal requirements concerning the prescribing, storage, security, transporting and administration of medicines.Be responsible for workload management within the team, monitoring individual work via recognised structure and framework.Contribute to the development of the service by participating in the evaluation of clinical audit.Act up for the Operational/Clinical Lead as required.Work effectively as a team member whilst assuring clinical leadership.Encourage and participate in research projects relevant to the team and its function.Maintain an environment in which there is equal opportunity and a commitment to anti-racist, anti-discriminatory and anti-stereotyping practice.Comply with Trust policies and procedures.

Person Specification



  • Suitable experience at Band 6 Grade.
  • Relevant professional qualification OT/Nursing
  • Evidence of good organisational skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Experience in providing multi-disciplinary clinical supervision.
  • Experience in undertaking audit/review
  • Knowledge of current legislation/policies relating to community health

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


East Ham Care Centre

302 Shrewsbury Road


E7 8QP

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