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Healthcare Navigator | Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 05 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £28,407 - £34,581 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 July 2024
Location: North Shields, NE29 8NH
Company: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6323689/319-6323689JN-HAS


Are you passionate about making a real difference in patients' lives? Do you have a knack for connecting with people and addressing their unique needs? Join our dynamic team as a Healthcare Navigator and be the guiding force that helps patients navigate their healthcare journey with ease and confidence.

As a Healthcare Navigator, you will be the central point of contact for patients less likely to attend and referred to the clinical pathway. Your role will be crucial in ensuring a seamless, coordinated, and personalised patient experience. By proactively engaging with patients, understanding their needs, and addressing barriers to attendance, you will play a key role in their healthcare journey.

This role is not just about supporting patients but also about shaping the future of healthcare delivery. By providing holistic insights, facilitating targeted planning, and driving continuous improvement, you will be at the forefront of transforming patient care. We offer a collaborative work environment where your contributions are valued and your professional growth is supported.

If you are a compassionate, empathetic, and reflective practitioner with a passion for helping patients find solutions through their strengths and available resources, we would love to hear from you.

Apply now to become a vital part of our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. Together, we can ensure that every patient receives the personalised care and support they deserve.
• Patient Engagement: Develop trusting relationships with patients by giving them time and focusing on ‘what matters to me’. Facilitate their journey on the clinical pathway by providing personalised support.
• Pathway Coordination: Monitor and track patients' journeys, working closely with the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to ensure their individual needs are supported and met throughout.
• Collaboration: Build strong partnerships with third sector organisations, health and social care providers.
• Outreach and Insights: Conduct direct outreach with patients, community groups, system partners, and clinicians to provide holistic insights and enable targeted planning and improvement of inequality outcomes.
• Caseload Management: Manage and prioritise a caseload based on the needs, priorities, and support required by individuals.
• Leadership and Improvement: Role model compassionate and inclusive leadership, promoting a culture of collective leadership within the trust.
• Service Knowledge: Maintain an in-depth understanding of the range of support services available within health and social care, guiding patients to the services most likely to meet their needs.
• Referral Pathways: Identify new referral pathways and strengthen existing ones, forging strong links with local VCS organisations, community, and neighbourhood-level groups.
• Support and Signposting: Help patients address issues impacting their health and wellbeing by signposting them to appropriate support.

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application.
• To develop rapport with patients to identify need and facilitate support.
• To support patients to find and access the right information and appropriate signposting to services.
• To identify and manage any risks relating to patient contact, particularly when engaging with patients alone.
• Resolution of patient presenting issues and pro-active management and escalation of any risks.
• Provide personalised support and advice meet people on a one-to-one by phone, video conference, or face-to-face. Give people time to tell their stories and focus on ‘what matters to the person’.
• Build trust and respect with the person, providing non-judgemental and non-discriminatory support, respecting diversity and lifestyle choices.
• Work from a strength-based approach focusing on a person’s assets.
• Establish and maintain links with relevant internal and external posts, teams and peer networks who focus on similar outcomes for patients.

This advert closes on Wednesday 19 Jun 2024

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