37.5 hours per week -7 day service (shift patterns apply, including Night shifts)
Are you ready for a new challenge and are keen to be involved in a new and developing innovative service??
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton as well as established community service teams across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Hambleton and Richmondshire localities.
This exciting new role has been developed to support the new Urgent Community Response and the ‘home first’ multidisciplinary team working across the South Tees locality.
This is an opportunity for those who are interested in working in the local community and being part of an exciting new model of working in the community localities of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland. The service aims to create effective, integrated community services that enable patients to be cared for as close to home as possible, support them in achieving their optimum health and function, and reduce emergency admissions and lengths of stay in hospital. The post holder will work as part of the home first team ensuring the safe discharge of patients and providing follow up re-ablement and care as well as supporting the Urgent Community Response team to keep patients out of hospital where possible.
Main duties of the job
You will need to be able to work on your own; as part of a team and be involved with individuals with a range of medical, social and mental health conditions, therefore knowledge and experience of this is needed. You will follow set therapeutic interventions and care programmes under the supervision of qualified therapists and nurses.
Excellent communication skills, organisational skills, enthusiasm, ability to travel around the locality, commitment and ability to work with a wide range of agencies are also vital in this post.
This is an opportunity for anyone interested in working alongside nursing and therapy to help bridge the gap between hospital and home. The Home First Team will support patients who have been identified from James Cook Hospital that can be assessed in their own home to facilitate early discharge. The Urgent Community Response team not only support patients on their discharge home as well as providing support to patients already in their own homes by ensuring we do all we can to avoid hospital admission. As an Integrated support assistant you will provide both rehab and care following a person centred plan within the patients’ own home post discharge.
Please note that this vacancy will close when we receive sufficient completed applications.
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