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Paediatric Bed manager | St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 05 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £51,488 - £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 July 2024
Location: London, SW17 0QT
Company: st georges nhs trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6258831/200-6258831-MA-AA-Z


• Maintain a ‘bed state’ that accurately reflects the position of St George’s Hospital during the span of a shift.
• Coordinate the flow of both emergency and elective patients through St George’s Hospital ensuring there is sufficient capacity to assist in the achievement of both Trust and National performance targets.
• Minimise patient moves ensuring all infection control guidelines are followed and ensure patients are allocated to single gender accommodation.
• Collate and be accountable for the accuracy of, Bed Management data for internal and external reporting.
• Knowledge of the physiological, pathological, social, and cultural issues which influence the care of patients.
• Be responsible for liaising with other agencies ensuring our patients are repatriated to their host organisations within the agreed timescale.
• Monitor the trigger factors associated with, and when necessary implement the Trust’s escalation policy.
• Provide support and advice to the ward discharge co-ordinators, taking appropriate action to ensure that the Trust meets its obligations under current relevant legislation.
• Assist with complex discharge planning, proactive in liaising with social services to ensure that our patients are discharged safely with a minimum of delay.

Reporting to the Head of Nursing or Matron Site Operation leading a shift, the post holder will work a rota with internal rotation between day, night, and weekend shifts.

Post holder will ensure that during their shift, the placement of patients into beds is both safe and appropriate and supports patient flow in both emergency and elective streams in addition to making the best use of the Trust’s bed stock to achieve both local and national targets.

Post holder will support both the Heads of Nursing and Matrons Site Operations both in and out of hours, providing senior support to ensure that best possible care is delivered in a safe manner.

Post Holder will work closely with an array of multi- disciplinary and speciality teams. To succeed in this role, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

You will also need to be able to deal with challenging situations in a fast-paced environment making independent decisions to avoid delays in the patient’s journey, whilst acting in a calm and professional manner.

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Their main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

This advert closes on Sunday 16 Jun 2024

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