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Frailty and Clinical Triage Practitioner

Employer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join us as a key member of our multidisciplinary team which includes a Consultant Practitioner, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Paramedic Practitioners, and Health Care Support Workers. The team provides an urgent response to patients who are experiencing a health crisis with the aim to support them in their own homes rather than being admitted to hospital. You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards.

The post holder will provide clinical expertise, by providing assessment, advice, and information according to clinical guidance through telephone triage, and face-to-face assessments.

They will provide assessment and care planning including history taking, physical assessment and treatment planning, without direct supervision. Provide complex case management using extended skills where appropriately trained to avoid hospital admission and manage complex clinical needs in the community setting.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly either 8am-4pm or 12-8pm on a 4-weekly pattern, including 1 in 4 weekends

Example of a proposed working pattern below:

Week 1 - Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-8pm -- clinical triage

Week 2 - Mon-Fri 8-4pm -- clinical triage

Week 3 - Mon-Friday 12-8pm -- face to face assessments

Week 4 -- Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat 8-4pm -- face to face assessments

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical expertise, by providing assessment, advice, and information according to clinical guidance through telephone triage and face to face assessment.

*To be a central contact for the UCR team, using initiative to triage phone calls and emails ensuring appropriate timely action is taken.

*Work closely with the Triage Support, using judgement and experience to decide which calls and documents can be delegated to them.

*Support the coordination on the daily team handover

*They will provide assessment and care planning including history taking, physical assessment and treatment planning, without direct supervision

*To be a central contact for the UCR team, using initiative to triage phone calls and emails ensuring appropriate timely action is taken.

*Work closely with the Triage Support, using judgement and experience to decide which calls and documents can be delegated to them.

*To be willing to undertake the 'deteriorating patient' academic unit at level 6/7 depending on current qualifications at university, organised and funded by SHFT.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Appropriate professional qualification e.g. RGN, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Paramedic, with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
  • Professional UK registration e.g. NMC / HCPC
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) clearly recorded for professional profile
  • Able to demonstrate a good command of the English Language both written and verbal
  • Computer Literate in both data entry and communicating via IT - emails and reports


Desirable

  • Highly specialised clinical skills across the relevant speciality.
  • Experience of working in the community.
  • The ability to work at problems from a unique or different angle
  • Confidence in using, manipulating, and analysing data
  • Evidence of ability to perform multidisciplinary tasks.
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification or equivalent/ mentorship qualification.


Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

1 Bullspen

Manor Court, Herriard

Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG25 2PH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

348-MNH-4589

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