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Home Care Practitioner Coordinator (Eden)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Social Worker who wants to work within Eden ICC?

We have a busy Home Care Practitioner Service covering a wide geographical area. The aims of the home care practitioner service are to support the safe and effective discharge of patients from Hospital, to support them at home and prevent readmission. This service also supports the prevention of hospital admissions from the community setting. The focus will be on promoting independence, and should be seen as a steppingstone to patients who may require reablement, ongoing care or to remain independent.

You will be responsible for line managing the home care practitioners but also to support the team clinically and managerially, working alongside the ICC therapists who all in reach into the service.

The service will allow patients' needs to be assessed and flexible support be wrapped around them, this will be reassessed regularly and tailored to their needs within the two week period whilst in the service.

Patients should be able to be discharged from hospital when they are medically fit and all other appropriate assessments deem the patient to be safe to be discharged.

The post holder will assess the patients prior to / on discharge, and ensure a care plan is put in place for the Home Care Practitioners to follow. The patients will be regularly reassessed throughout the 14 day period and their ongoing care needs agreed with Adult Social Care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is an autonomous practitioner with a good understanding of the national discharge policy who hold responsibility for a defined caseload, coordinating care, undertaking assessments and planning safe discharges for patients , the post holder will work across professional and organisational boundaries to meet the needs of the patients.

They will line manage a small team of HCP's and be expected to assess, implement and review patients who require Home Care Practitioner involvement to meet their health and social care needs.

Carry out specialist assessments where they have the skills, and review other assessments to ensure a safe and effective treatment plan is put in place to support patients safe discharge, and prevent readmission to a hospital.

Assessments and plans will allow the interventions to be delivered by Home Care Practitioners (HCPs) supporting safe discharge and prevention of admission / readmission to hospital.

Working with the patients, their families/ carers and the wider community team they will create outcome goals for the patient to achieve during their time within the service and lead on the development, implementation and monitoring of the patient specific care plan to ensure these goals are achieved and the interventions are appropriate.

Liaise with Adult Social Care to ensure statutory ongoing care provision is put in place if required.

Be aware of the pressures to support safe and timely discharges from Acute and, Community Hospitals.

About us

Please note that this role may change in future if there is service review.

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Degree or Diploma in professional area of practice
  • Registration with NMC or HCPC
  • Post registration training in subject relevant to the scope of the role


  • Specialist Practitioner degree
  • None Medical prescribing qualification of working towards
  • Teaching and Assessing in clinical practice qualification



  • Experience of care coordination of people with complex health and social care needs.
  • Experience of complex discharge planning
  • Experience of delivery of complex care in and out of hospital settings
  • Experience of caseload management
  • Experience of working within a MDT within a care setting
  • Experience of supervising junior and support staff


  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research and development

Skills, knowledge & abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinker / ability to analyse information
  • Excellent assessment and report writing skills
  • Empathetic approach to patient care
  • Able to work alone as well as part of a team


  • Knowledge of NHS funding / Continuing Health Care

Personal Attributes


  • Team orientated
  • Can function under pressure
  • Use own initiative
  • Innovative
  • Pro active
  • Enabling / facilitating
  • Flexible
  • Driving licence and access to appropriate vehicle (new staff will be encouraged to take a lease vehicle where appropriate)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Eden ICC, Lonsdale Unit, Penrith Hospital

Bridge Lane


CA11 8HX

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