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Intermediate Care Lead

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
You will work as part of the locality's management team, providing leadership to the wider, locality-based Health & Wellbeing Team and share provision of leadership to the Intermediate Care team within Moor2Sea

Contributing to the strategic development of Torbay Locality, in partnership with the Deputy Community Service Manager, Community Service Manager and other Professional Leads andto the strategic development of Intermediate Care in partnership with wider Community Service Managers/other Locality Leads

Working as a supportive and inspirational clinical leader within the integrated Locality team, providing a high standard of service-specific expertise. You will work closely with the primary care networks to ensure that Intermediate Care services are delivered in a safe and effective way with the outcome of providing an alternative to hospital admission, enabling earlier hospital discharge and preventing early admission to long term care.

You will also develop and maintain professional working relationships with the Care Homes commissioned to provide Intermediate Care bed-based care.

Main duties of the job

  • To value everyone as an individual and actively support their right to have their voice heard in decisions about how their needs are met
  • To value differences and individuality, showing respect to all
  • To respond with humanity and kindness to every person, by listening attentively and respecting others in conversations
  • To respect every person's preferred wishes whilst providing nursing care and therapy-based assessments within their own home
  • To provide the highest quality of care by listening to and acting on feedback
  • By taking personal responsibility you will play your part in sustainably improving services by implementing change positively and contributing to MDT discussions in a constructive and flexible way
  • To work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for our people
  • Helping and supporting your colleagues so that you work well together to achieve common goals and objectives
  • To act as a role model, valuing everyone's opinion and experiences
  • To seek out, recognise and value the contributions of others and the role they play in a patient's life
  • To strive to provide excellent, innovative services that helps our people to be able to live their lives to the full
  • Taking every opportunity to encourage and support individuals to improve their own health and wellbeing

About us

Intermediate Care supports the acutely unwell people of Moor2Sea, to manage as safely and as independently as possible in their own homes. Intermediate Care has three main goals:
  • Preventing unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Facilitating timely hospital discharges
  • Preventing the need for long term care packages and care home placements, where possible

We pride ourselves on being person centred and flexible, providing high quality, short term interventions.

Why work with us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake all aspects of practice as an autonomous practitioner including professional and legal accountability for own work
  • To liaise with various multi professionals, clients and carers, in situations which can involve highly complex, sensitive and occasionally contentious information using well developed communication skills
  • To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practise through CPD activities, maintaining a portfolio which reflects personal development
  • To be responsible for the identification and facilitation of the specific abilities and interests of team members, through performance review and personal development plans
  • To work with other professional leads and the Community Services Manager to support the localitys wider multi-disciplinary team and to ensure that Professional standards are met across the service.
  • To actively participate in resource allocation processes, attending weekly panel meetings in the locality

  • To be responsible for safe, efficient, and effective delivery of Intermediate Care services, promoting team working in order to develop and consolidate a cohesive and supportive environment
  • To lead in the identification and implementation of specific evidenced-based audit and research projects to further services and multi-professional team clinical practice
  • To be responsible for care governance, investigating and resolving complaints and incidents
  • To participate in the development and implementation of policies appropriate to Intermediate Care within the locality
  • To gather feedback in relation to the Localitys Intermediate Care service and use this to inform service delivery and improvements
  • To be responsible for maintaining up to date relevant risk assessments to reduce/eliminate hazards where practicably possible (e.g. health and safety, lone working)
  • To ensure compliance with organisational and departmental policies and procedures
  • To promote the use of tools to ensure a process of continuous quality improvement (e.g. Datix)
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards and support their application within practice

  • To provide leadership to the Intermediate Care team in the daily MDT meeting, ensuring that targets relating to length of stay and team input are met as well as quality standards and efficient use of resources
  • To be accountable for providing an environment commensurate with life-long learning, and the development of competency frameworks which support the staff development review processes
  • To be responsible for the identification of the professional training and development needs of staff in line with competency frameworks and HCPC/NMC requirements
  • To providing a wide range of human resource services to the team, to include appraisals, sickness/absence, disciplinary/grievance matters, recruitment and selection decisions
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the framework for professional supervision as expressed in the Trust policy is embedded and supported throughout the team
  • To be responsible for the allocation and delegation of service workload and the skill mix management of the team

  • To be responsible for the operational management of the Intermediate Care service
  • To ensure that the Locality Intermediate Care service is developing in accordance with the Trusts strategic view of Intermediate Care. To attend Trust IC Leads meetings to maintain consistency of practice
  • To prioritise and manage the dynamics of an unpredictable working environment through the control and management of effective and efficient use of resources, within budgetary constraints, whilst maintaining high quality, safe delivery of care
  • To consider the need for the management of Intermediate Care capacity across the localities, at times of high pressure within the service
  • To participate in the implementation of local IT processes to allow for effective data collection, in line with local and national guidelines
  • To participate in the development and implementation of both clinical and managerial policies and protocols for the locality
  • To follow guidance set by the Trust in relation to decision making about Intermediate Care funded care
  • To actively contribute to development of Trust wide clinical policies and protocols

Professional Practice and Leadership
  • To be aware of and work within national professional standards
  • To provide proactive clinical leadership to Intermediate Care colleagues in the field
  • To be a reflective practitioner
  • To initiate and influence the development of policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to Intermediate Care, ensuring they are implemented and monitored
  • To monitor the impact of their service clinically and for cost effectiveness, supported by a range of evaluation techniques including the use of continuous quality improvement tools and clinical audit functions
  • To actively use data to proactively inform the commissioning process

Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
  • Effectively utilise budget for Intermediate Care to provide optimal services within available funding envelope, including that spent on commissioned placements and packages of care under Intermediate Care
  • Monitor the need for and use of high cost equipment and consumables
  • To utilise budget resources to organise flexible packages of care to support the implementation of personalised care plans

Communication and Relationship Skills
  • To be able to effectively communicate at all levels in the organisation to a variety of health and social care professionals, service users and carers in order that the best outcomes for patients and their Carers are achieved
  • Maintain a high level of performance and be goal and outcome focussed when faced with opposition or when working under conditions of pressure
  • Be able to keep accurate, contemporaneous documentation and care plans using appropriate available supporting tools and electronic recording programs
  • Understand the Safeguarding Adults process and act within the guidance of Trust policy
  • Listen to and empathise with the needs and wishes of clients, patients and their carers. Advocating for them appropriately, ensuring issues are followed through with appropriate actions
  • Understand the Mental Capacity Acts implications and initiate assessment of mental capacity when appropriate

Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to provide appropriate care, referring on to other services or professionals as appropriate
  • Exhibit a sense of responsibility and accountability for the Intermediate Care caseload
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to plan and implement high quality care
  • Use effective and efficient management skills to support the Intermediate Care caseload and the wider locality team
  • Utilise appropriate assessment tools in collaboration with multi-professional teams across the health community

Person Specification



  • oDegree or Graduate Diploma as a health or social care professional
  • oHCPC, NMC or SW(England) registration
  • oEvidence of continued professional development
  • oLeadership experience within a health or social care setting
  • oGood understanding of aims and priorities of Intermediate Care
  • oSignificant clinical knowledge in area of own profession
  • oExperience of working in a clinically generic way
  • oProven ability of complex case management
  • oExtensive experience as a senior clinician/practitioner
  • oEvidence of effective staff and resource management
  • oEvidence of multi- disciplinary team working across agencies
  • oAbility to deliver high quality services with good understanding of performance monitoring systems, quality measures and professional governance arrangements
  • oStrong interpersonal skills
  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oLeadership skills and excellent decision-making capability
  • oExcellent IT skills
  • oAbility to work effectively across organisations, cultures and systems to integrate services
  • oPatient and quality focussed
  • oAble to motivate and inspire others
  • oAbility to effectively communicate complex information within a range of settings
  • oAble to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • oExcellent organisational skills
  • oSelf-motivated and able to use own initiative Flexible approach to change


  • oPost graduate qualification in leadership or project management

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Totnes Hospital

Coronation Road



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