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Social Worker - Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about making a positive difference to someone's life, are you an experienced social worker?

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Wolfson Centre and its 17 bed ward for a qualified social worker to join the Adult Cystic Fibrosis team. This a full time role, with the centre opening Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm. Support and training will be provided, there is also an opportunity for flexible working and home working.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your social work skills within an NHS setting alongside an established and supportive MDT.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

The practitioner will respond to the psychosocial aspects of care relating to patients , their carers' and family members. The service will be provided to a large geographical area, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. It is based at the Wolfson CF Centre ward and outpatient clinic. Home visits will be an important aspect to follow up needs in the community.

The practitioner will support the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Regional Service in all aspects social/psychological needs. The post holder will work in close liaison with the relevant social services department and other professionals in line with relevant legislation, professional standards and departmental policies.

Working in partnership with the multi-professional team will be a fundamental requirement to ensure that social aspects of the patient, family and carer needs are promoted and addressed.

About us

NUH hosts the regional specialist Cystic Fibrosis adult service, providing care for patients from across the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire) in a welcoming, caring, holistic and understanding environment.

Patients are supported and encouraged to manage their treatment to achieve their optimum quality of life.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals that provide inpatient and outpatient care.

We are a team committed to an ever increasing quality of care, working closely with a dedicated team of consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and dieticians. We are aiming to improve and transform the lives of people with this condition.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As CF Social Worker you would be responsible for a caseload of patients needing support and advocacy also providing support to carers, siblings and other family members. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our wider multi-disciplinary team members providing both co-working, support, guidance and supervision. An aptitude for assessment and care planning is a key element of the role as well as advocating for our patients. Excellent communication skills are pivotal. The successful applicant will demonstrate an enthusiasm to become part of the CF Team with a willingness to learn and develop further personally whilst also contributing to service developments along the way.

For further details please contact the person named within the advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • UK recognised qualification in social work eg BA Social work, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work
  • Significant experience of social work - able to work independently
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Master's degree/working towards


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with young people and families with complex needs and long-term illness
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional team
  • Experience of involving users in service development


Desirable

  • Experience/understanding of Cystic Fibrosis


Communication and Relationship

Essential

  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Has the ability to create a rapport with patients and carers
  • Able to motivate and support others and encourage effective team working


Desirable

  • Experience of conference presentation/publication


Analytical and Judgement

Essential

  • Excellent problem solving skills using team when appropriate
  • Ability to gather information quickly and effectively to inform judgement for interventions
  • Ability to make timely, safe care plans in conjunction with patients, carers, MDT and external agencies
  • Able to present and receive complex information within the multi professional team


Planning and organisation

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise own workload, work independently and on own initiative
  • Forward thinking, innovative


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

City Hospital Campus

Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

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164-6371466

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