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Inpatient Placement Sister (XR06)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 Patient Flow Co-ordinator to join our existing team in Neurosciences, comprising of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Hyper Acute Stroke and Stroke Rehab. As the Patient Flow Coordinator you will be responsible for the safe and effective flow of patients in both elective and acute patient pathways throughout our services.

The post holder will be able to work autonomously. They will be able to demonstrate good relationship building skills. It is essential that they hold excellent communication skills to enable collaborative working with numerous ward teams, medical colleagues and the executive team. The post holder must also be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills, work well under pressure and demonstrate the qualities expected in the Leeds Way.

The team provides 24 hour cover over 7 days you will be required to work a variety of different shift patterns.

If you feel that you have the experience, skills and drive to take on this new challenge, then contact:-

Shanaz Hussain 07827 883562 monira.hussain@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

> To actively manage patient flows by designing, implementing and maintaining processes that safely expedite patient placement, scheduling and discharge.

> for supporting the service with timely and appropriate placement of patients requiring admission to the Trusts bed base.

Main duties of the job

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Patient Flow Sister/Patient Flow Charge Nurse

Reports to: Senior Sister/Matron

Band: 6

To have responsibility for facilitating, enabling and supporting interdisciplinary decision making in order to achieve optimal patient flows and utilisation of available resources within Centre for Neurosciences

To actively manage patient flows by designing, implementing and maintaining processes that safely expedite patient placement, scheduling and discharge.

The jobholder is responsible for supporting the service with timely and appropriate placement of patients requiring admission to the Trusts bed base.

The jobholder is responsible for supporting the multi-disciplinary team in facilitating timely flow of their in-patient pathway and to facilitate the timely discharge of patients.

Current services comprise of the management of patient flows for a range of specialities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Clinical

Take a lead role in the creation of capacity to meet demand and liaise with Clinicians and Matrons when insufficient demand is created.

Participate in creating systems and processes that maintain and improve patient flows.

Develop effective partnerships with clinical and clerical staff and an environment that fosters open communication and participation.

About us

ORGANISATIONAL CHART

Head Of Nursing

Matron

Team Leader

Inpatient Flow Co-ordinator

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

1. JOB DETAILS

Job Title: Patient Flow Sister/Patient Flow Charge Nurse

Reports to: Senior Sister/Matron

Band: 6

Unit/Department: Centre for Neurosciences

Location Leeds General Infirmary

2. JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY

To have responsibility for facilitating, enabling and supporting interdisciplinary decision making in order to achieve optimal patient flows and utilisation of available resources within Centre for Neurosciences

To actively manage patient flows by designing, implementing and maintaining processes that safely expedite patient placement, scheduling and discharge.

The jobholder is responsible for supporting the service with timely and appropriate placement of patients requiring admission to the Trusts bed base.

The jobholder is responsible for supporting the multi-disciplinary team in facilitating timely flow of their in-patient pathway and to facilitate the timely discharge of patients.

Current services comprise of the management of patient flows for a range of specialities.

4. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Clinical

Take a lead role in the creation of capacity to meet demand and liaise with Clinicians and Matrons when insufficient demand is created.

Participate in creating systems and processes that maintain and improve patient flows.

Develop effective partnerships with clinical and clerical staff and an environment that fosters open communication and participation.

Develop effective working arrangements with A& E that allows the timely and appropriate placement of acute admissions.

Participate in developing effective partnerships with other Directorates and their Admission/Bed Management Teams that enables timely and appropriate patient placement.

Contribute to the development of operational policies/clinical protocols that optimise patient flows on all sites.

Take a lead in facilitating optimum standards of compassionate nursing care for specific patient groups, whose inpatient bed allocation falls outside of the traditionally recognised speciality bed base.

Promote evidence-based practice.

Work in partnership with the Infection Control Team to monitor wards closed with infection and adjust patient flows accordingly.

Take a lead role in facilitating referrals to primary care services for outlying patients.

Contribute to providing a service that maximises the use of community resources and facilitates the timely and appropriate assessment and/or admission of patients, for the GPs in Leeds.

Maintain accurate records in accordance with the NMC guidelines for records and Record keeping (2010) and Trust guidelines.

Act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Code.

Investigate and respond to accidents, untoward incidents and complaints.

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient needs.

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and well-being of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to the LTHT safeguarding polices.

Education and training

Promote evidence-based practice within patient admission/discharge processes.

Promote a positive learning environment where lessons are learnt from patient/carer complaints.

Facilitate training and education of staff within the team.

Participate in annual appraisal

Actively participate in the development of own personal development plan.

Complete mandatory training within the defined time period.

Leadership

To provide focus for the day to day professional leadership of nursing, administration and support staff within the team and the wards.

Accountable for providing visible and credible nursing leadership.

Act as a positive role model through the provision of support and expert advice to staff.

Lead by example through visible leadership to motivate and empower others.

To participate in ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to set objectives, monitor performance, agree and review development needs for the staff members.

Ensure effective working relationships and communication is maintained between all grades of staff and professional groups.

Facilitate the provision of clinical supervision to staff and support staff in arranging mentorship where appropriate.

Work with personnel colleagues to ensure appropriate management of the nursing workforce within the team.

Raise concerns with regards risk, danger malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

5. THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally, the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

Commitment to delivering a patient centred service.

Commitment to working with and within a multi-disciplinary team.

Commitment to own personal and profession development and to others within the team.

Commitment to support and uphold the demonstrate the core values and behaviours of LTHT.

6. WEST YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE TRUSTS (WYAAT)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

7. INFECTION CONTROL

The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practising Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment.

8. HEALTH AND SAFETY / RISK MANAGEMENT

All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed security and safer working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system

9. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

10. TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

11. COMMUNICATION & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Matron

All Grades of Nursing Staff

Allied health professionals

Medical staff

Facilities staff

Bed board

Patient, Families and carers

Transport Providers

Social Care

GPs

12. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

i) PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Frequent standing, sitting, walking, communicating.

Ability to walk some distance between clinical areas.

Frequently requires accuracy all the time and manual dexterity.

Responding to changes in demand and capacity.

Not Frequently but on request: Moving & Handling of patients and equipment.

ii) MENTAL EFFORT:

Frequent mental effort/concentration required in relation to assessing patient placement needs and capacity creation.

Unpredictable workload, responding to changing circumstances (increase/decrease in demand/capacity, prioritisation of workload).

Robust verbal and written communication skills required at all times.

Working from an open office and frequently answering mobile phone and pager.

iii) EMOTIONAL EFFORT:

Exposure to distressed patients and relatives/carers.

Exposure to staff working under pressure.

Dealing with complex workload.

iv) WORKING CONDITIONS:

Temperature should be controlled but may experience hot or cold work environment.

Violence & Aggression may experience violence and aggression from patients and/or relatives/carers.

Infection Control exposure to wards with patients with infections.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

Registered Adult Nurse

Evidence of Continued Professional Development

Experience

Essential

Current Issues in Health Care Priorities within an acute trust

Significant post qualification experience

Clinical audit and standard setting

Understanding of local and national nursing agenda

Skills & behaviours

Essential

Excellent interpersonal skills

Person Specification

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly across various shift patterns and hospital sites.
  • Able to fulfill Occupational Health requirements for the post.


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic and lateral thinker.
  • Assertiveness Courageous
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to identify and manage stress in self and others


Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Nurse (Minimum 2 years experience)
  • Good Neuroscience knowledge


Desirable

  • Degree in Nursing


Experience

Essential

  • 2 years qualified registered nurse


Desirable

  • admission process


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9298-NEU-087

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