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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2021.

Community AHPs

Job Reference: 824-INNER-9785-A

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Harrow Discharge Hub, Stanmore
£45,024 - £50,806 PA inc. HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Community Discharge hub Allied health professionals

This post is part of a joint initiative between CLCH and Northwick Park Trust

We are looking to appoint 3.5 Community AHP to our Integrated Discharge Hub. These roles will work with all the Organisational Partners associated with patient discharge across Brent, Harrow and Ealing to ensure that flow is rapid and effective.

These roles will be responsible for ensuring smooth daily operations at Northwick Park Discharge Hubs and to act as a key point of contact and subject matter expert to be agreed with the post holder to support with complex discharge queries.

The successful candidate’s duties include:

Work as a core member of the acute based multi-agency Discharge Hub team to build and deliver the shared vision for a Hospital Discharge Service. Where necessary, to act as a Team Leader and to be responsible for day to day management of the Discharge Hub; including acting as a line manager for junior staff within the team.

Provide highly skilled and autonomous care to a designated caseload / wards including taking responsibility for the assessment (if needed), management and liaison (external and internal) to patients in an acute setting.

Act as a pro-active advocate for positive risk taking in discharge planning through extensive knowledge of relevant community based pathways and ability to support effective discharge planning.

Act as a key point of contact for acute clinicians including consultants, other members of the Discharge Hub team and community based clinicians/services.

Work within and across professional and organisational boundaries, liaising with consultants, ward managers, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies to deliver individualised and expert assessment and discharge guidance to a high standard, and leading communication with all stakeholders.

To champion a Home first approach for all discharges only requesting placements where there is no alternative to manage the risks.

Take designated responsibility for discrete areas of expert clinical practice.

Support the Hospital Discharge Lead and colleagues in delivering high quality care that delivers best value and meets the requirements of the Hospital Discharge Service guidance.

Meet the needs of the service and to support resilience and professional development, the postholder will be required to undertake some rotational work with the community based teams

The successful candidate will be expected to act with a high degree of autonomy, will ensure high quality discharges and good patient outcomes and experience.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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