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Transitional care and Flow Lead.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Waterside south, Lincoln
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Transitional Care Flow Lead.

0800hrs to 2000hrs covering a 7 day service.

Are you a people person, caring and want to make a difference? If yes then this could be for you. An exciting opportunity is available for a Registered General Nurse, qualified Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or paramedic to work for Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS).

The Transitional care and flow lead role is a 6 month secondment focusing on the Flow post discharge both within the hospital and also as part of the admission avoidance. The LCHS team (both Assertive In Reach and Care Transfer Hub within the acute) work closely with the Acute hosptials and also within the community to facilitate - A& E, UTC, SDEC, Fracture Clinic and alongside our other community services and stakeholders based within the community and acute. This is a new role which is pivotal in preventing admission to the hospital and facilitating appropriate fast and easy discharges once medically fit within the acute hosptials ensuring patient needs can be safely met back in the community with the emphasis on home first principle.If you relish working under pressure, have an eye for service improvement and always put the person at the heart of everything you do we look forward to hearing from you. Within LCHS we are driven to make healthcare fit for the future, if you feel the same then this role is not to be missed.

Main duties of the job

To work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner, leading clinically in effectively discharging and assisting in admission avoidance within Lincolnshire's hospitals and community as well as also working reactively to the daily changing situations presented from the acute and the community.

Recognising and responding to requests for patient reviews in a timely manner enabling a rapid continuation of flow back to the community and to avoid admission to hospital. As well as pro-actively identifying potential patients for admission avoidance, working to the HomeFirst principle, leading the team. To be able to work alone and also as part of a MDT ensuring the patient stays centre of any decision and plan. Ability to liaise with other key stakeholders and services to provide the most appropriate support/onward needs of the patient.

Ability to think outside of the box, have influencing skills and ability to lead discussions. To demonstrate well informed clinical decision making in order to provide support and advice to patients, carers and other members of the multidisciplinary teams.

Prepared to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and respond in a timely responsive way.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more'

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ability to recognise the un-well patient and respond appropriately.Forge strong and effective links with acute and community health services, adult care and other key stakeholders who are central to effective service planning and delivery.Ensure that health and safety procedures and safe working practices aremaintained by self and others in the workplace while encouraging them to hold themselves to account.Act as a leader and senior specialist advisor for the service.Provide senior leadership, ensuring the highest standard of care, supported by evidence based practice.Be able to evaluate risk, complex needs and make sound and effectivedecisions alone and as part of the multi-disciplinary team.Make professionally autonomous decisions for which you are accountablefor, using well-informed decision making and problem solving skills. Undertake medicine management review for patients.

To apply for this role you must hold current registration as a Registered health care professional. You should hold a degree level qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. Minimum two years experience in a relevant setting essential. You must have evidence of leadership, development and effective relationship skills.

The Integrated Urgent and Emergency Care services in Lincolnshire see thousands of patients every year both in the acute setting and community. As well as providing a urgent response, we are responsible for the management of patient flow across our system, working with partners from a range of other organisations to deliver care closer to home.

Person Specification

RGN or HCPC registered Therapist


  • Must be RGN or HCPC Therapist

Qualifcation in older people issues


  • Or ability to demonstrate equivalent experience


  • Experience of working with older adults in community

Continuous professional development


  • Recent professional development demonstrated


  • Evidence of conducting clinical audit

Experience of working in the NHS or related multi-professional setting


  • Recent experience within the NHS


  • Experience of Primary Care

Degree level or equivalent experience & knowledge in a health related subject


  • Degree, equivalent experience in a health related setting


  • Relevant professional qualification ie community specialist practitioner, District nursing

Post reg experience in a relevant clinical setting


  • 2 years minimum


  • community experience

Demonstrate leadership & managment competencies


  • Existing and relevant leadership & management competencies


  • management or leadership qualification

Ability to prioritise and manage workload


  • Ability to undertake whilst taking account of patients urgent needs

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


Beech house

Witham park

Waterside south, Lincoln


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