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Transitional Care Senior Practitioner

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum.
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered general nurse or qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist to work within the Transitional Care and Flow team within the umbrella of the Urgent and Emergency care division.

The Transitional care practitioners are pivotal in supporting system flow within the community. The transitional care practitioner's role consists of assisting with the overseeing of the patients within our community Transitional Care (TC) and flow beds situated in specific nursing and care homes county wide.

This is a role that allows you to develop your case load management and have a broader oversite of the care given to a multitude of patients who are medically fit but require a level of rehabilitation with the aim to safely discharge home.

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

As an ever expanding aspect of patient care, securing a role in our transitional care team will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into partnership and neighbourhood working.

Although our service's main focus is on preventative, personalised care is key: we work to promote the principles of 'Home First', acknowledging that, for most of our patients, engaging in meaningful activities in their home environment is the best way to promote self-care and a sense of well-being, however some need physical therapy to ensure that they are able to safely return home and our service provides this in our community Transitional Care beds.

Our team is embedded within the Transitional care service and work alongside the Assertive In- Reach within the integrated discharge hub along with the therapists completing the therapies in the community beds and the nurses with overview of the nursing and care homes in Transitional care and flow.

The practitioners work alongside key stakeholders to facilitate appropriate care and flow within the TC beds. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for excellent quality, person-centred care,with other key partner organisations in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Collaborative working, making decisions based upon sound clinical reasoning and having the ability to adapt and flex your way of thinking and approach is essential.

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

Please see attached job description for detailed duties. Relevant experience in a health setting with at least two years experience in a relevant setting. Must be a Registered General Nurse or a qualified registered AHP therapist. Able to work alone and as part of a team. Dealing with difficult conversations when required. Assessing patients for further care, working with stakeholders, challenging and reviewing information with stakeholders. Supporting and facilitating system flow. Able to commute across county when required. To be able to work flexibly to accommodate the service. Ability to problem solve.

Person Specification



  • Degree or post graduate experience
  • Current NMC or HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • 2 years community experience.
  • Experience of managing complex cases
  • Able to manage own case load and working remotely and independently.

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


Beech house

Witham Park, Waterside S,



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