As part of our ongoing development of services we are seeking to recruit a Team Leader for our Patient Flow Hub. The Patient Flow Hub (PFH) is a new service launched by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2019 as part of PCFT overall commitment to improving quality of care and supporting delivery of the ambitions in the Integrated Mental Health Programme to increase efficiency and support sustainability of the mental health systems. It is designed to improve the way in which patients are admitted to hospital and to ensure patients are discharged in a timely and appropriate manner.
The post holders' primary responsibility will be to lead the Patient Flow Hub in the areas of: admission to Hospital, transfers between wards, assisting and predicting flow through the in-patient pathway, assisting clinical teams with informal and formal delayed discharges, producing bed management related reports and analysis and oversight (with colleagues from other PCFT departments) of OAPs.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the PCFT Trust values set out below are adhered to daily in their work, in their team and whilst providing services to patients and their families. o Compassionate o Accountable o Responsible o Effective o Safe
Responsible for identifying potential complex discharges on admission, and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team set and monitor discharge dates to assist the service in ensuring robust capacity and flow.
The post holder will be responsible for tracking and leading on complex discharges to prevent delayed transfers of care.
To work in collaboration with a dedicated multidisciplinary team, Local authority and other relevant personnel in both the hospital and community to plan and manage timely and appropriate transfers of care (discharge) for patients from hospital.
The post holder will be the main source in redirection of admissions in accordance with assessment of need through the identification of the appropriate care setting such as PICU or forensic services
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeople
and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.
Person Specification Education Essential
- RMN or equivalent (SW/ OT/AHP)
- Extensive experience of working in acute mental health services.
- Educated to degree level
- Post qualification experience to post graduate diploma level
- Experience of working with Local Authority, CCG, other mental health trusts, Police and other relevant stakeholders within the specified field (patient flow)
- Sound understanding of current government policies in relation to Acute Care including National Guidance, MHA, Risk Assessment, Risk Management processes and CPA processes
- Sound understanding of the Trust's Acute Service model
- Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
- Excellent understanding of the principles of capacity management and bed management procedures.
- Knowledge of psychosocial assessment tools and brief psychosocial interventions.
- Knowledge of a range of management approaches.
- Experience of MDT working
- Evidence of relevant experience working in an acute mental health or specialist service setting
- Experience of independently managing a case load.
- Good oral communication skills based on fluency of the English language
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to manage complex and sensitive information
- Ability to provide leadership to a team.
- Must have the ability to analyse and interpret complex information
- Ability to assess for and make recommendations for the delivery of complex care packages.
- Ability to implement policies and propose changes to existing policies if appropriate.
- Excellent IT Skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Good organisational and prioritising skills
- Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
- Highly skilled in negotiating with various disciplines and agencies
- Ability to provide supervision to staff and students
- Ability to audit outcomes of assessments
Work related circumstances Essential
- Willingness to work across the acute services.
- Respond to unpredictable work environment
- Ability to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.
- Willingness to attend meetings / training within the Pennine Care Footprint and beyond.
- Access to a means of transport and willingness to travel to meet the needs of the job role. Physical capability to perform duties
- Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
- Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
- Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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