The Pathway Homeless Team works across the Royal London Hospital in-patients to provide advocacy, support and quality discharge interventions for homeless clients admitted to the Royal London Hospital. The Homeless Team works in close collaboration with the wider hospital discharge teams. The over arching aim of the team is to improve the health of homeless people.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting post to help provide a now well established multi-disciplinary model of care for homeless people admitted to hospitals. The post holder will work alongside a specialist general practitioner & a Senior Homeless Persons Practitioner (Nurse), a Social Worker & a Care Navigator to provide additional support to homeless people.
Our mission is to make a positive difference in people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Homeless Team in the enhanced management of homeless people on the wards. The post holder will provide direct support to the Homeless Team, medical & surgical teams, therapists & to Sisters on the wards in discharging their patients in a safe and timely manner. The post holder will work closely with other members of the Homeless Team, specifically the Clinical Lead (GP) & Homeless Persons Practitioner (Nurse) who will provide medical support to homeless people.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
- oRegistered with Health Professionals Council
- oPost Graduate Training
- oPost-registration experience
- oExperience working in a specialty involved with complex clients with problems homelessness or social exclusion
- oExperience of liaison with statutory and non-statutory services
- oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oClear evidence of understanding of the principles of clinical governance and its relationship to the role.
- oDemonstrable evidence of knowledge of professional body Standards and Code of Conduct
- oAble to demonstrate knowledge of best clinical practices relevant to the role
- oKnowledge of the role and function of other organisations who provide services to clients who are homeless
- oAble to use NICE and other national guidance
- oAbility to demonstrate sound clinical judgement
- oAbility to assess, plan and implement care for patients with supervision.
- oDemonstrable evidence of excellent written/verbal communication skills
- oAbility to formulate and present patients with clarity and in a persuasive and influential style
- oEvidence of leading change through people
- oDemonstrable ability to communicate effectively with other agencies at a variety of levels
- oDemonstrable ability to provide situational management to staff and deal with conflict.
- oEvidence of ability to provide focused support to staff
- oDemonstrably ability to maintain morale and leadership in an uncertain and changing environment.
- oAbility to use clinical protocols for a wide range of common presentations
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