The post holder will provide effective leadership and management for the Trust Wide Patient Flow Hub.The post holders' primary responsibility will be to lead the patient Flow Hub in the areas of: admission to hospital, transfers between wards, assisting and predicting flow through the in-patient pathway, assisting clinical teams with informal and formal delayed discharges, producing bed management related reports and analysis and oversight (with colleagues from other PCFT departments) of out of area placements (OAPPs).The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist advice and support to the wards and their multi-professional teams in managing effective patient discharge as an integral part of care management across the Trust. They will support the BMS in escalation of delayed transfer of care (DTOC) with health commissioners, PCFT and Local Authority leads to ensure a timely resolution. The Team Manager will validate and sign off DTOC and OAPs submissions for the Trust.
Main duties of the job
To effectively manage the Patient Flow Hub bringing visible leadership and direction to the team.? To hold overall professional accountability for bed management in line with the Trust's bed management policy and outcome framework.? To maintain an overall and accurate picture of all of the beds within scope.? To attend nominated wards as and when required, to negotiate andsupport transfer of care arrangements for patients? To be aware of changes in legislation and process, including NHS continuing care that may influence the outcome of transfer of care for all patient groups and ensure the Trusts current policies and procedures follow any changes in legislation? To work in partnership with the wards, staff and external health agencies in relation to the provision of all aspects of fully funded NHS Continuing Health Care? To support care coordinators and MDT's to secure funding with Clinical Commissioning Groups for home care packages and placements for patients meeting the criteria for fully funded NHS Continuing Health Care
About the TrustPennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across a large area of Greater ManchesterOur vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.Our 4,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.We offer the following benefits:? 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata? NHS Pension scheme? A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service? Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel? Flexible Working? Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First BusesWe consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you're looking to re-locate, there's no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.
Job description Job responsibilities
To effectively manage the Patient Flow Hub bringing visible leadership and direction to the team. To hold overall professional accountability for bed management in line with the Trusts bed management policy and outcome framework. To maintain an overall and accurate picture of all of the beds within scope. To attend nominated wards as and when required, to negotiate and support transfer of care arrangements for patients To be aware of changes in legislation and process, including NHS continuing care that may influence the outcome of transfer of care for all patient groups and ensure the Trusts current policies and procedures follow any changes in legislation To work in partnership with the wards, staff and external health agencies in relation to the provision of all aspects of fully funded NHS Continuing Health Care To support care coordinators and MDTs to secure funding with Clinical Commissioning Groups for home care packages and placements for patients meeting the criteria for fully funded NHS Continuing Health Care To develop and maintain links with community health providers and other services which facilitate discharges and provide a consistent point of contact within the Trust for these services In collaboration with the ward managers identify areas where working practices fail to reach acceptable standards in respect of overall bed management and contribute towards the development of a strategy for improvement
Person Specification Education Essential
- RMN or equivalent (SW/ OT/AHP)
- Extensive experience of working in acute mental health services.
- Educated to degree level
- Post qualification experience to post graduate diploma level
- Experience of working with Local Authority, CCG, other mental health trusts, Police and other relevant stakeholders within the specified field (patient flow)
- Sound understanding of current government policies in relation to Acute Care including National Guidance, MHA, Risk Assessment, Risk Management processes and CPA processes
- Sound understanding of the Trust's Acute Service model
- Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
- Excellent understanding of the principles of capacity management and bed management procedures.
- Knowledge of psychosocial assessment tools and brief psychosocial interventions.
- Knowledge of a range of management approaches.
- Experience of MDT working
- Evidence of relevant experience working in an acute mental health or specialist service setting
- Experience of independently managing a case load.
- Good oral communication skills based on fluency of the English language
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to manage complex and sensitive information
- Ability to provide leadership to a team.
- Must have the ability to analyse and interpret complex information
- Ability to assess for and make recommendations for the delivery of complex care packages.
- Ability to implement policies and propose changes to existing policies if appropriate.
- Excellent IT Skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Good organisational and prioritising skills
- Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
- Highly skilled in negotiating with various disciplines and agencies
- Ability to provide supervision to staff and students
- Ability to audit outcomes of assessments
Work related circumstances Essential
- Willingness to work across the acute services.
- Respond to unpredictable work environment
- Ability to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.
- Willingness to attend meetings / training within the Pennine Care Footprint and beyond.
- Access to a means of transport and willingness to travel to meet the needs of the job role. Physical capability to perform duties
- Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
- Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
- Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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