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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2019.

Lead Health & Social Care Coordinator, Band 5

Job Reference: 152-C280.19

Employer:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
North Dorset Locality
Location:
North Dorset - Shaftesbury/Sherborne/Blandford
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 p.a.

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)

#wearebettereveryday


North Dorset Locality is looking for a Lead Health and Social Care Co-ordinator to join our team. This role is an exciting and developing role across the county. It is pivotal to bring services together in order to provide seamless care for frail and vulnerable individuals in our locality and it is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of developments in community services

You will need to have excellent leadership and organisational skills. You will be a skilled communicator, as the role is integral to the development of integrated and coordinated services.

You will manage a team of 5 other Health & Social care coordinators (H&SC). You will need to develop systems to ensure all H&SCC work programmes are aligned and have the same outcomes. You will be responsible for their development and performance.

A good level of IT experience/computer skills is required as you will be managing data on a daily basis. You would need to have previous experience in a health or social care environment and have excellent administration skills to communicate between primary care, community services and hospitals, local authority, acute trusts and voluntary services.

You will work alongside clinicians, patients, carers, statutory and voluntary agencies connected to the care of the individual patient to proactively support an effective assessment and the development of an integrated personal plan of care, to assist in avoidance of unplanned admissions and facilitate timely hospital discharge.

The hours of work will be 37.5 over 5 days which will include weekends and bank holidays. Full driving licence and access to a car for work is essential as you will need to travel to meetings.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

It is likely that you'll be based in Shaftesbury Hospital.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £250 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Froud - North Dorset Locality Manager on 07825 420092 or Helen Lawes - Matron, Shaftesbury Hospital on 01747 475227




Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP’s
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment
    • Buying and selling of annual leave

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the Application Guidance’for further guidance on the recruitment process.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

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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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