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Discharge Facilitator

Job Reference: 833-HK-AS-315-19

Employer:
(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.


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A vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Nurse to join the Leeds Integrated Discharge Service (LIDS). LIDS supports the appropriate diversion of older people (60+) away from hospital to community settings, following a holistic and comprehensive assessment of health and social care need (as appropriate). The role of LIDS is to facilitate early and effective discharge and avoid unnecessary admissions from the Emergency Department (ED), Assessment Units and wards at St James' University Hospital (SJUH). The team comprises nurses, therapists, social workers and administrative staff. LIDS works closely with the Interface Geriatricians in the ED. The key objectives of LIDS are to;

. To identify opportunities for timely discharge where people can be safely managed in the community and avoid admission to LTHT and promote early discharge planning.
. Alert community services (including Integrated Neighbourhood Team's) to the pa tient's attendance and/or admission via SPUR.
. Training, educating and supporting ED and Acute Floor staff with referrals to appropriate community services.
. Supporting the ED and Acute Floor with discharge planning.

About You

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to be flexible, enjoy and value working as a team, problem solve and prioritise their workload with excellent time management skills. An ability to work under pressure and to manage conflict are also essential skills. Above all candidates should be able to demonstrate Leadership skills.

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

 

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds.

In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

What are the perks?

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding

  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Highly regarding NHS Pension Scheme

  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support

  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes

  • Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services




If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.


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


UK Registration

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



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