Specialist Health Facilitator

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sale
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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The Specialist Health Facilitator post is based with the Adult CLDT Trafford.

The CLDT is an established team comprising of nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatry. The Specialist Health Facilitator will work as part of the multi-disciplinary community support team, and will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of adult service users with Learning Disabilities and complex health needs.

This post is fixed term for 7 months to cover current post holder.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work across a variety of settings and perform three main functions to meet the health need of Trafford residents such as (but not limited to):

Community NursingHealth FacilitationHospital Liaison at Trafford General Hospital

The post holder will work as a member of the specialist multi-disciplinary team, carrying out assessments and providing effective treatment, care and support to clients who may be experiencing health problems in addition to their learning disability, ensuring those with additional complex needs are enabled to access healthcare to effectively and appropriately meet their needs via the provision of reasonable adjustments.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined caseload of adult service users with Learning Disabilities and complex health needs, where a high level of clinical expertise is required.

The post holder will work in close collaboration with stakeholders to identify and effectively respond to the health needs of people with learning disabilities in order to improve health outcomes and enhance the experience of healthcare services for service users and their families and carers.

The post holder duties may vary to support the needs of the service.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • First level nurse. (RGN or RNLD)
  • Hold a relevant degree EG Specialist practitioner or equivalent
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing training and personal development.
  • Evidence of post registration training at Masters level or equivalent (or willing to work towards) in areas such as - Leadership development - Clinical audit & research - Public Health - Diagnosis and assessment module - Examination skills module
Desirable
  • Dual registration (RNMH / RGN / RNLD/ RMN)
Knowledge & Expertise Essential
  • Ability to take lead health coordination function for people with complex health needs and long term conditions
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for people with the most complex health needs
  • Demonstrates the ability to influence and achieve changes in practice/service delivery
  • Good awareness of the health access agenda, relevant legislation and government policy (national inquiry into Ld deaths; health SAF; death by indifference etc)
  • Ability to identify areas in nursing practice for development and support others to develop and change practice
  • Evidence of innovative approach to practice
  • Demonstrates evidence based practice
  • Considerable post qualifying experience of working with adults with a learning disability, to include experience in a community team setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs.
  • Positive attitude to people with LD
  • Evidence of sound information technology skills
  • Excellent communication skills - Working with staff - Working with patients / carers - Presentations - Written reports - Understanding and ability to interpret, research and facilitate staff to implement evidence based practice.
  • Ability to design and deliver training and make formal presentations to groups of professionals, service providers, service users and families
  • Ability to chair multi disciplinary, multi agency meetings
Desirable
  • Developed good practice guidelines / protocols / policies
  • Previous examples of leading to implement new practice.
  • Special interests related to area of practice
  • Knowledge and experience of moving staff through the change management process, empowering others to manage and support change.
  • Demonstrate effective clinical leadership with knowledge, understanding and application of leadership theories
  • Sound working knowledge of and ability to translate into practice all contemporary legislation in the field of learning disabilities
  • Participation in service developments.
Experience Essential
  • 3 years post registration experience working in multi disciplinary health teams
  • Direct experience of working with vulnerable groups whom have additional complex health needs / long term conditions
  • Extensive experience of multiagency working and ability to work effectively across service boundaries
  • Previous involvement in quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrable and proven understanding and experience of the clinical and corporate governance agenda.
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate care to service users and carers
  • Proven working knowledge and skills in positive behavioural support
  • Ability to direct and manage the work of other nurses and junior members of staff /students within the team
  • Support clients in crisis
  • Excellent record keeping
  • Ability to chair meetings and lead a team e.g. CPA/Enhanced Care
  • Deliver training to other professionals and services
  • Successfully participated in projects that demonstrate ability to communicate
  • Proven ability to coordinate / facilitate safe and effective hospital discharge
Desirable
  • Previous examples of involvement in audit and research activity relevant to area of practice
  • Examples of formal presentation to multi-agency groups
  • Special interests related to current service developments


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