Learning Disabilities Nurse Assessor

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Closing Date: 17/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time, Part Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary £39,027 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

NHS North of England Care Systems Support (NECS) works across the UK to support health and social care customers in meeting their strategic and operational challenges, to improve outcomes and increase efficiency.

Current customers include local authorities, a range of healthcare providers in the NHS that make up STPs including emerging Integrated Care Systems (ICS), third and private sector organisations.

NECS combines specialist skills and expertise with scale and resilience to achieve required results. We combine core NHS values with a sharp focus on customer care and a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. We very much see ourselves as a key partner in the future success of the healthcare system and we take our share of the responsibility for shaping effective delivery.

Main duties of the job

This role will be responsible for:

• Ensuring that the health care needs of clients referred for continuing health care (CHC) eligibility are identified and met in accordance with the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC)

• Collating and undertaking comprehensive and co-ordinated assessments for decision making for NHS funded care with clients, carers and colleagues within health and social care and care plan and commission services to meet the needs of eligible clients

• Promoting Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) ensuring integration into continuing healthcare and that they are offered where requested to those clients who meet agreed criteria.

• Attending the panels where arranged to present own cases and provide clinical information

• Case managing CHC clients ensuring timely reviews are conducted to ensure health and nursing care needs are being met appropriately and to ascertain care packages continue to be effectively commissioned and are cost effective.

• Working with the continuing care team, ensuring that the reviews are carried out in a timely manner including any formal reviews that may need to be referred to the Continuing Care Manager

• Working with the CQC and local authorities to investigate any concerns about delivery of care in nursing homes and the community

About us

We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds that can evidence how their qualifications, skills and experience will contribute to NECS’ values and strategic goals. Candidates are advised to use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly outline how they meet the role requirements set out in the attached person specification.

What we offer

• Annual leave of between 27 to 33 days plus Bank Holidays

• Access to NHS pension scheme, with employer contributions of 20.6%

• Potential for flexibility between remote working and working in- office

• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), lease car scheme, access to NHS discounts, personal development opportunities

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

NECS is committed to promoting an equal and inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity- a place where we can be ourselves, feel empowered and succeed on merit.

NECS has an ambition to ensure it is made up of people who reflect the diversity in our community. Together, we aim to provide an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the unique contributions our employees can bring. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure that the health care needs of clients referred for continuing health care (CHC) eligibility are identified and met in accordance with the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC)
  • Collate and undertake comprehensive and co-ordinated assessments for decision making for NHS funded care with clients, carers and colleagues within health and social care and care plan and commission services to meet the needs of eligible clients
  • To promote Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) ensuring integration into continuing healthcare and that they are offered where requested to those clients who meet agreed criteria.
  • Attend the panels where arranged to present own cases and provide clinical information
  • Case manage CHC clients ensuring timely reviews are conducted to ensure health and nursing care needs are being met appropriately and to ascertain care packages continue to be effectively commissioned and are cost effective.
  • Assist in maintaining a database for all patients assessed for continuing healthcare / funded nursing care and ensure proper quality assurance systems are in place
  • Develop strong working relationships with partner agencies including Acute Hospital Trusts, TEWV, local authorities and the Independent Sector
  • Provide professional nursing advice to Acute Hospital Trusts, TEWV, nursing homes and social services with regards to Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care
  • Work with the continuing care team, ensuring that the reviews are carried out in a timely manner including any formal reviews that may need to be referred to the Continuing Care Manger
  • To work with the CQC and local authorities to investigate any concerns about delivery of care in nursing homes and the community

Person Specification

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • IT literate, ability to administer Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle several tasks as once with frequent interruptions
  • A good knowledge and understanding of CHC, FNC and PHB
  • Ability to demonstrate assertiveness, diplomacy and maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to organise and facilitate meetings, prioritise and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of effective multi agency working

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience.
  • Record of delivering high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Experience of completing multi agency assessments
  • Previous experience of working within an extremely busy office environment

Desirable

  • Prior experience in CHC

Covid Related

Essential

  • Please note that in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations), we now require you to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against Covid- 19 or have a medical exemption.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to GCSE standard grade C or above.
  • Registered Nurse level 1 registered with the NMC

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NHS North Of England Commissioning Support Unit

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