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Pathfinder Clinical Specialist (Nurse/Therapist/Paramedic)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pathfinder Team is a specialist Community team based within North Devon District Hospital, consisting of professionals from Nursing, Therapy and Paramedic backgrounds. Our remit is to holistically assess and then procure onward care, give advice, issue equipment, support with therapy needs etc. for specific patient groups, these include:
  • Admission avoidance
  • Short stay admissions ward discharges
  • End of life care discharges
  • Frailty Acute Hospital at Home

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Our role can be challenging and is time sensitive in order to support patient flow through the acute Hospital but it is also rewarding and varied. You will have the opportunity to work in many different departments and wards throughout the acute site, liaising with many different teams and other specialists in order to facilitate the appropriate discharge requirements for the patients that are referred to us. We also follow patients into the community to provide acute Hospital at Home Care.

We work closely with our community colleagues and have established ourselves as a link between acute and community care in order to provide seamless transition of care between Hospital and home or other receiving destination. We are currently a part of developing a Frailty pathway and are involved in many initiatives around length of stay and discharge planning and frequently receive excellent feedback from our patients as well as our professional colleagues.

We require a forward thinking, dynamic, motivated and creative individual to join us. Being able to work as part of a team and under pressure are essential skills that the successful candidate will hold. Experience from both acute and community backgrounds would be preferred, but is not essential. Experience and understanding of the Continuing Healthcare Framework, Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding would also be an advantage, but training can be provided with regards to these.

Training and support will be given to the successful applicant, including a robust induction period tailored to your needs. We are a friendly, flexible and supportive team, who face challenges together and ensure we support each other through good times and difficult times.

If you think you can be part of this team and can uphold our high standards of care, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit in order to learn more about the role, what we do and our vision for the future.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week (we would consider full or part time applications). The team covers 7 days a week between the working hours of 8:00 - 20:00.

Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2024

For further information please contact: Amber Hallman Pathfinder Team Lead on or 01271 313975

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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