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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2020.

Patient Flow Nurse

Job Reference: 351-CW1075-EJ

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Frail and elderly care
ICRAS, Preston
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

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 and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Patient Flow Nurse

Base/Location: Southport and Formby Locality

Band/Salary: 6

Hours / Pattern of work: 37.5

Type of contract: Permanent


Lancashire South Cumbria Foundation Trust are delivering an award winning,

dynamic and rapidly expanding Multidisciplinary Community Service across

Southport & Formby known as ICRAS (Integrated Community Reablement

Assessment Service). ICRAS is focused on delivering the best of care and reducing

the risk to adults including frail elderly and those who may be in a health or social

care crisis, improving quality of care in line with current evidence. ICRAS also

provides bed based services within local residential and nursing homes, domiciliary

care and rapid response. This allows great opportunity to rotate around the varying

aspects of the service and possibly within the acute setting in the future. The

diverse nature of the service affords nurses the opportunity for career development

and progression.

We wish to recruit nurses who have a clear understanding of developing the role of a

nurse who can assess patients within both a community and hospital setting. We

work predominantly but not exclusively with older people. Our focus is ensuring

patients health needs, often arisen from multiple co-morbidities and frailty, are met

with the appropriate level of care. We work alongside the MDT to gain the best

patient outcomes and facilitate patients to their preferred place of care, avoiding

delay where possible. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work in a team

which delivers innovative, responsive services to meet both the needs of patients

and the organisation. We are committed to staff development and you will have a

named supervisor, the support of experienced colleagues and the opportunity to

attend courses and training including leadership development. You will be

responsible for the supervision and support of Administration support.

The Patient Flow pathway is a 7 day service, but currently only covering Mon-Fri. At

times there may be a need to work from 8am or until 8pm but in the main this is a 9-5


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful applicant will

be required to pay for this.


This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to

apply promptly.

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment.

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may have

flexible working options available.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Michelle Nolan on 07790388162.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. 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.

Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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