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NCL Stroke Discharge Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 985-ICCG-459

Islington Clinical Commissioning Group
HASU at UCLH Hospital, London
£49,077 - £56,632 pa incl hca

We are NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We are a high performing, forward thinking organisation with responsibility for planning, buying and monitoring local hospital, mental health and community services. We are made up of 33 member practices serving a population of around 229,000 with a resource limit of approximately £382million.

We are led by an ambitious clinical and management team, committed to tackling some of Islington’s biggest health challenges to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Islington.

Please note that all vacancies will be subject to a 6 month’s probation period in line with the CCG Probation Policy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the North Central London STP Team for Stroke Transformation as a discharge coordinator for patients on the Hyper Acute Stroke Units serving NCL Patients.

The aim of the potholder is to ensure that through building strong and productive relationships with all stakeholders resulting in efficient and effective discharge panning, we can increase the number of patients who are transferred into their own home.

This role provides the opportunity to make a real improvement to the patient experience for a large group of patients across North Central London.

This role requires the post holder to work with patients, Supported Discharge Services, Hospital Pharmacies, Transport Departments, and families. The post is a senior one requiring the post holder to be confident and have the credibility to challenge, and be challenged when blockages occur in the system.

It will be a varied and challenging role which encourages you to use a problem solving approach and to think outside the box. The candidate will also be required to proactively identify where the system can be improved, as well as developing solutions to resolve problems.

Candidates will need to have excellent organisational and negotiation skills, as well as excellent communication and relationship building skills in order to establish the connections required to ensure that the process runs smoothly at all times.

You should be a Registered Physiotherapist/OT/General Nurse with 2+ years’ experience of working with patients who have suffered a stroke. You will be based primarily in the HASU at UCLH Hospital based in Central London but will be required to travel and work with the HASU at Northwick Park and the HASU at Bart’s Health as part of the remit of the post.

You will also spend approximately one half day per week at CCG offices North London Business Park.

Completing the application form

Only applications that adhere to the following will be considered for shortlisting:

    • Please ensure that you complete the section with your current grade/Salary
    • Please provide a short succinct description of your current and previous roles under employment history
    • Please DO NOT submit applications for jobs applied for previously without first ensuring that In the personal statement section of the application you have addressed each element of the person specification in turn describing how you meet this criteria.

Interviews will take place on Friday 8th February 2019 at University College Hospital

Closing Date: Tuesday 29th January (may be closed earlier dependent on number of applications

For further details:

Teresa Callum, 02036881799

We reserve the right to close vacancies when we have received sufficient applications. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our role profile requirements will be shortlisted for interview.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Depending on the role a Criminal Records check may be required, all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We welcome applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship which will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post or if we are unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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