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Admission Avoidance and Discharge Support Facilitator

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique post which will sit within the Transforming Care Team that is innovative and energetic in its engagement with the Transforming Care Agenda. The Transforming Care Team is a community based service that works collaboratively with IST (Intensive Support Team) and CTPLD (Community Team for People with Learning Disability) (and CMHT/PCART/CAMHS/ALMHS/NASS and Children's services - across all service providers for people with LD/ASD) in implementing the Transforming Care Agenda, that is all about improving health and care services so that people with a learning disability and/or Autism can live in the community with the right support. Central to the role of the Admission Avoidance and Discharge Facilitator support, is supporting the crisis management function and role by being able to respond to crisis in the community with proactive, innovative and targeted responses to meet a person's needs. This will involve and include the patient, family, care providers, professionals and anybody else involved in meeting the person's needs.

Main duties of the job

The other function of importance is to collaboratively work with the discharge in mind of all patients within the cohort who are at risk of admission, in hospital or long stay facilities across all service providers and LD or mental health and Forensic Inpatient Services. The role will include chairing CTR's (Care and Treatment Reviews). The role involves collaborative working with the local CCG, providers, other CCGs and Social Care and is a prerequisite that is central to supporting people with the transforming care cohort.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Educated to relevant degree level or professional qualification e.g. nursing , social work, allied healthcare
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a Learning Disability service/provider
  • Knowledge and experience in transforming Care
  • Be an NMP or be willing to work towards the NMP qualification as an essential for the role
  • Knowledge of working in acute or community mental health units and mental health pathways and care planning
  • Learning Disability Nurse qualification
  • Experience of training/presenting to others / Experience of coaching/mentoring others
  • Willingness to train towards the NMP qualification
  • Experience of supporting services and commissioners to develop a life-long pathway of support and crisis avoidance
Behaviours & Values Essential
  • Able to remain calm and objective when dealing with highly emotive / contentious issues
  • Develop and maintain effective systems of communication to a variety of professionals, users and carers to promote the best outcomes for the individual
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Have the ability to establish, rapport, trust and constructive relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure and ability to manage unpredictable workload
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating others
  • Have the ability to learn from experiences and change your approach when needed

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