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Discharge Liaison Specialist Nurse/OT/Physiotherapist - COVID-19 in York

Job description

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 13 months Maternity Cover

  • Are you enthusiastic, motivated and looking for a new and exciting challenge?
  • Do you want to develop and extend your skills and knowledge within a Discharge Liaison Team?

If so, then this could be the job for you!

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit two enthusiastic and self-motivated Discharge Liaison Specialist Nurses/ Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists. The integrated complex discharge hub provides a service to patients and customers across the following sites:

  • York Teaching Hospital
  • White Cross Court Rehabilitation Hospital
  • St Helens Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital
  • Selby New War Memorial Hospital
  • St Monica's Easingwold.

Please note that for this post we are welcoming applications from registered Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists and Nursing professionals.

About the role:

You will join a developing inter-agency team, working closely with: ward staff, Social Care, Continuing Health Care and the voluntary sector. Therefore you must be able to demonstrate collaborative working, as well as being able to build effective relationships with colleagues from other healthcare professions.

The team is developing in line with national guidelines, to facilitate complex discharge planning with an ethos of ‘home first’, and the successful candidates will be employed as integrated team members with our partners.

As a Discharge Liaison Nurse/ Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist, you will be expected to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience in relation the following:

  • Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC)
  • Continuing Health Care (CHC)
  • Choice of Accommodation
  • Patients who require long term care
  • Patient assessments in relation to requirements for rehabilitation and packages of care

You will be required to have high level of sensitive discussions with patients and their families, and on occasion be able to diplomatically challenge conversations in order to achieve the best outcome for patients for a safe discharge.

You will benefit from working within a small, friendly, experienced, pro-active team who are looking for a colleague with a positive approach, and has a flexible and patient centred approach.

Please note the hours available for this post are to be worked over a 7 day period.

What are we looking for:

You should be a dynamic, forward thinking practitioner with the desire to develop and improve services. You must have relevant clinical experience, excellent communication and organisational skills.

The ability to escalate concerns via appropriate channels of escalation is also essential in this role.The successful candidates will be required to use a variety of computer applications, and should be confident in IT skills.

Please note: The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the local area during the course of a normal working day, is essential for this role.

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: This is a fixed term vacancy for 13 months, secondment opportunity is available.

We would strongly encourage anyone interested in this exciting opportunity to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the unit.

Previous applicants need not apply.

*If you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the position*

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Extra information

Type of Job
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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