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Single point of access Practitioner INTERNAL ONLY

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £43,742.00 to £50,056.00 per year
Additional salary information: £43742.00 - £50056.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 June 2024
Location: Reading, RG1 5AN
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Contract
Job reference: C9193-24-0666


Single Point of Access Practitioner To be proficient at triaging a patients condition through a referral process and ensure the correct admission/admission avoidance pathway is followed, maintaining best patient experience. Often involving complex, sensitive patient information. To have a clear understanding of the ED 4 hour standard and how the SPOA can support this. To communicate effectively with ED, GPs and departments to ensure collaborative working, communicating complex, clinical and confidential information. To take the appropriate action relating to complaints, incidents and effectively manage them. A Competent leader, who embraces change and is able to demonstrate support during times of change. This will include supporting the team to expand knowledge and confidence within the SPOA team To act up as Senior SPOA coordinator if required Assume direct responsibility for:- Safe and effective triage of patients referred to the Trust through a Netcall system. Communicating with relevant internal and external stake holders to ensure patients are seen in a timely manner through the correct clinical pathway. Be competent in, or have an understanding of EPR and its use within a patients journey. To work closely with the Site Team to understand flow. To support senior colleagues across a spectrum of general and operational management issues aimed at managing overall, the acute medical admission pathways and help support patient flow and admission avoidance. Required to attend areas and liaise with clinical and departmental areas across the Trust on a frequent basis throughout the shift Optimise the use of the SPOA pathways and their development in the future 1. Facilitate the correct pathway for medical patients referred within the major principles of the Trust and national policies and guidance 2. Establish an effective working relationship with Pathway teams to ensure collection of accurate information with regard to capacity/availability throughout the shift. 3. Liaise with the ED team through-out the shift to assess departmental capacity and initiate escalation processes where required involving assessing and pulling patients working alongside the Medical Registrar to ensure ED has increased capacity and flow. 4. Attend daily operational meetings to communicate capacity issues i.e. number of available beds and predicted number of discharges etc. 5. Liaise closely with ward colleagues to ensure all measures are taken to provide beds for admission of emergency patients in a timely manner to prevent ED breeches. 6. Assist in the establishment of monitoring systems to highlight reasons for bed shortages. 7. concentration levels required for systems interrogation, assessing bed capacity and analysis of research papers 8. Assessing clinical expertise, to understand and assertively advise and to assess referrals and care collaboratively to provide potential de-escalation of a situation and provide best clinical pathway options.