Forensic Discharge Pathway Facilitator

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to join the specialist services as a Forensic Discharge Pathway Facilitator. The Discharge Pathway Facilitator will be an integral member of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trusts (LSCFT) newly formed Specialist Services Secure Pathway Hub. The Post Holder will work in close partnership with a range of agencies and organisations internal and external to LSCFT to ensure robust and streamline inpatient care pathways, take a lead role in facilitating discharge planning which will include early identification of barriers to discharge, taking action to prevent any unnecessary delay to discharges, facilitating complex multi-agency case discussions in relation to discharge.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is a Community and Mental Health Trust whose services include mental health and substance misuse services to the residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust also provides low and medium secure care and forensic services.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent mental health and substance misuse services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Main duties of the job

Secure Mental Health Care for Lancashire and South Cumbria is provided at Guild Lodge, Whittingham. The service has steadily expanded from it's inception in 1999 and currently has a range of inpatient and community services including 164 beds.

Guild Lodge consists of 3 main service lines (15 wards), which include:
  • Men's service
  • Women's service
  • Acquired Brain Injury Service (Men's)

Caring for adults within Medium and Low Security, and Step Down environments

Each of the services has their own model of care and provides bespoke training in addition to the comprehensive Trust and site Induction.

This post will be suited to someone with Specialist knowledge of the NHS and recent policy drivers for Secure Mental Health and Offender Health and Lead Provider Collaboratives

Guild Lodge hospital site is situated in beautiful rural area, yet close to motorway links from all directions of travel

The hospital site offers:
  • Free staff parking
  • Onsite restaurant facilities
  • Access to newly built housing area with local school
  • Our staff receive:
  • Full induction and support for those new to the services
  • Access to salary sacrifice schemes for cars, electronics etc.
  • Interviewer information pack
  • Excellent support and Wellbeing services
  • Superb external training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills across differing care environments
  • Talent Management Programme

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £44. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates. It is important that applicants log in to the website and check their NHS Jobs account on a regular basis to read and respond to any emails they may have received. If you do not have regular access to email/internet please advise

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Degree level qualification and or equivalent level of skills, knowledge and experience.
Knowledge Essential
  • A good understanding of the NHS and recent policy drivers for Secure Mental Health and Offender Health and Lead Provider Collaboratives
  • In-depth knowledge of social care issues and how this relates to care delivery.
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge across a range of interventions, legal frameworks and assessment methods which are relevant to learning
Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professionals, colleagues and other stakeholders both verbally and written
  • The ability to absorb, interpret and manipulate new information quickly.
  • The ability to work with a wide range of staff groups.

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