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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2021.

CHC Nurse Assessor, RN Adult

Job Reference: 880-3321417

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Registered General Nurse (RN) Continuing Healthcare Assessor
francis crick house, Northampton
dependant on experience


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Registered General Nurse / Registered Nurse (adult) – to work as a CHC Nurse Assessor within the Northamtonshire area. This community-based post offers the opportunity to enhance assessment and decision-making skills in a challenging but supportive environment.

As a Band 6 CHC Nurse Assessor you will be responsible for determining the eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding through new assessments, review assessments and appeals, in accordance with the National Continuing Health Care Framework.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for ensuring your patients go through the CHC process smoothly and efficiently, thereby enabling timely provision of appropriate, high quality care. You will communicate and develop strong links with health and social care colleagues to ensure effective multi-disciplinary working and develop a strong understanding of local NHS and independent sector service provision in individual’s own homes and in care homes.

Reporting to a Band 7 CHC Clinical Lead, the Band 6 CHC Nurse Assessor will:

  • Be highly motivated and keen to learn/develop (training in respect of the NHS CHC Framework and its application will be provided as part of induction);
  • Be accustomed to a high degree of autonomy on a day to day basis;
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail;
  • Have excellent people management skills with experience of difficult situations and challenging individuals and the ability to manage these effectively and calmly;
  • Be comfortable working with a wide variety of ages and individuals with very different clinical conditions;
  • Have a strong value set around quality and patient/career experience;
  • Have excellent time management skills and thrive on working at pace;
  • Be comfortable with changes at short notice;
  • Be confident with face to face and virtual working, including completing assessments in patient’s own homes, nursing/residential care homes and supported living accommodation.
  • Be confident and competent using IT - including computer literacy and typing skills.
  • Be comfortable and motivated to work with people who will have a wide variety of ages and individuals with a wide range of complexity in their clinical conditions, symptoms and needs, cultural and personal expectations and values.
  • Have a strong value set around transparent, inclusive, holistic assessment and actively promotes excellence for the patient and their carer’s experience in all interactions.
  • Access to your own transport and an ability to drive is essential for this role.
  • A Laptop and IT equipment are provided as part of the role.
  • For further details or informal discussion regarding this post, please contact: Pete Cobbe, continuing health care nurse specialist mobile 07768907619

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Peter CObbe

Job title - CHC Nurse specialist

Email address -

Telephone number - 07768907619

Additional contact information

Office: 0121 611 0640


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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