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Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 814-19-35

Care Plus Group
Hospital Discharge Team
£32,331 - £42,624 pro rata per annum


Hospital Discharge Team

Vacancy based at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital

Reference Number: 814-19-35

Clinical Lead

37.5hours per week

Rota pattern over 7 days including early and late shifts


£32,331 - £42,624pro rata per annum

Care Plus Group is a Social Enterprise established since 2011 to deliver community healthcare services following the national separation of provider services from the commissioning arm of the local NHS. One of our core values is that staff and patients are integral to everything we do. As part of this all staff employed by Care Plus Group automatically become members of the Group which means you will be able to give your views and vote on important issues for the organisation. We welcome your application to join us.

Care Plus Group are seeking to recruit a Clinical Lead to work within our Hospital Discharge Team. As Clinical Lead you will provide leadership and management to the clinicians within the team, supporting them in the safe, effective and timely discharge of patients from hospital.The Hospital Discharge Team is a joint team staffed by Care Plus Group, FOCUS and NAVIGO Staff, working in partnership to support and enable safe and effective hospital discharge. The service is based in the Operations Centre at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital working closely with the acute hospital setting providing comprehensive health assessment and case management support, to individuals in hospital or Intermediate Tier services or by way of deflection and prevention of admission where appropriate. This post involves 7 days per week working on a rota pattern of early and late shifts.

The post holder will work in partnership with the General Manager - Hospital Discharge Team, providing clinical leadership and management to the clinical staff within the team. You will ensure safe and effective hospital discharge is effected by way of assessment, planning, co-ordination and communication at the interface between hospital and community in order to enable a smooth transfer of care between Secondary and Community Care. Undertaking and supporting colleagues with assessment of Complex Health and Social Care needs is an integral part of the role. The post holder will proactively manage episodes of care to reduce the length of stay in hospital, promoting effective channels of communication between all agencies involved in the continuity of patient care. You will represent Care Plus Group within the Hospital Trust providing appropriate challenge regarding Delayed Transfers of Care and Stranded Patients.

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Lead to join The Hospital Discharge Team. You should be:

A Registered General Nurse with a minimum of five years’ experience. You must demonstrate previous experience of working in a community nursing setting with demonstrable Continuous Personal Development. You must be able to demonstrate effective Inter-Agency working and communicate across a wide range of professionals and disciplines as this is a key element of the role. Ability to manage own workload is essential. An understanding of Statutory and Voluntary Service provision is key with previous experience of planning Complex Packages of Care essential. Comprehensive knowledge of End of Life Strategy and Continuing Health Care Framework is key to this role.

For further information and an informal discussion please contact Andrew Quigley on 01472 256745 or Lisa Revell on 07715 069011.

CLOSING DATE: 18th February 2019

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information, and the criteria required to fulfil the role.

Please note that any offer of a post is subject to pre-employment screening. The offer will also be provisional upon receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, of which the successful candidate will be responsible for payment.

We offer favourable terms and conditions including optional membership to a contributory pension scheme, lease cars, a full induction programme and CPD opportunities. We have Independent Provider closed access to the NHS pension scheme, for further details about eligibility please contact us.

Care Plus Group will interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for any job vacancy.

We encourage all applicants to apply online via NHS Jobs. However, in exceptional circumstances, application forms are also available via email: or by telephoning 01472 256758/256752 (during office hours). Please note we do not accept CVs.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date we regret that you have not been short listed on this occasion.

Care Plus Group is an equal opportunities employer. It is our Policy to provide and ensure equal opportunities in the fields of recruitment, employment, training, promotion and job security irrespective of any characteristics which may place an applicant in any minority or disadvantaged group or groups.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

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.

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

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