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Integrated Placement of Care Hub Practitioner

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and forward thinking Integrated Placement of Care Hub Team.

The hub supports inpatients who are being discharged into the community adopting a home first approach. The hub assesses, triages and provide discharge routes for a wide variety of patients, either in their own home, in short stay bed based or long term care.

The range of patients we support is vast, from rehab to palliative care both in and out of acute settings. The Band 6 practitioners rotate across services, and are fully supported/trained under the direction of the team leaders and clinical service lead.

To support this level of complex communication, this team are the founders of the HSJ award winning IDT system, a web based, user friendly system which is used by multiple partners and the envy of many trusts. We are continually striving to improve and are excited by the many new projects that lie ahead of us.

We are looking for highly motivated, friendly and professional staff to expand our team and help us to achieve safe, effective patient flow from hospital and out of short term settings.

In addition you should be experienced in complex discharge in either acute or community settings, have a passion for improving patient flow and be confident in engaging a wide range of disciplines in order to achieve the right outcomes for your patients.

Main duties of the job

You will act as an practitioner providing expert knowledge of discharge planning to other professionals both in the acute & community care settings.

Manage and support the leadership team to reduce service users length of stay and promote patient flow across all settings.

Will have the ability to make autonomous decisions regarding the ongoing care needs of our service users.

Liaise and communicate with the wider multidisciplinary team, patients & family members- advanced communication skills essential for this role.

Deliver specialised assessment.

Complex case management.

We cover a 7 day a week service, therefore any successful candidate would be expected to work a number of weekends and bank holidays.

Travel is needed as part of this role please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff.
An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Show effective communication skills, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Ensure patients needs are assessed and ongoing care is effectively implemented.

Maintain accurate records and documentation both written & electronic.

Take responsibility of own learning maintaining mandatory training, appraisal & professional registration requirements.

Active participation in improving other professionals understanding & learning regarding patient flow and discharge planning.

Comply with CCICP policies & procedures, including responding to safeguarding concerns appropriately.

Deputise for the leadership team when needed, demonstrating effective clinical leadership, organising other team members.

Provide pastoral support to junior members of the team, including the expanding GNA service.

Person Specification



  • Registered: NMC registered, diploma or degree qualification
  • Experience of working within a multi- disciplinary setting.


  • oCommunication skills training oMembership of a relevant professional body & related specialist sub-groups oTo be aware of professional organisations and specialists that can assist with implementation of evidence- based care to ensure links with local and regional groups are established. oClinical Educator training



  • oPost registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area oIn-depth knowledge of recent NHS legislation. oDetailed awareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends.
  • oImportance of equality, diversity and rights in patient care oExperience of complex discharge planning and assessment of needs in acute or community settings


  • oWorking knowledge of HR / Clinical Governance policies e.g. managing attendance, capability, risks, complaints Knowledge of Discharge to assess processes and different funding streams Knowledge of patient flow issues and impact on services



  • oExcellent communication skills, different communication needs of patients in different settings oParticipate/chair meetings/discussions oParticipated in changes to practice oAbility to present factual information logically, verbally and in writing oAbility to manage own workload, co-ordinate the work of others oLeadership and management skills oTeaching and assessing skills oResearch and audit skills oContribution to policy development oIT skills/email


  • Evidence of advanced skills Evidence of contribution to meetings/discussions outside the team Evidence of leadership skills Production of policies, guidelines Evidence of practice

previous experience


  • oBroad range of clinical expertise oExamples of effective team working oAcute or community complex discharge planning skills oAssessment of long-term needs


  • Evidence of leadership and management skills. Experience of working with wider system partners

additional requirements


  • oGood attendance record oAbility to perform a wide range of duties according to the Job Description oCar driver oDBS checked

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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