Assertive In-Reach Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 16 February 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £31,365 - £37,890
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 28 February 2021
Location: Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, PE21 9QS
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 818-TC32

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Assertive In-reach Practitioner – Band 6 (Nurse/Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist)

Base Pilgrim hospital but cover cross county and community when required

37.5 hours a week – 7 day week service, 7.5 hour shifts between 08.00-20.00

If you are looking for a career change or expanding your knowledge then this could be for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Boston AIR team based within Pilgrim hospital as we are working to expand our service to follow up patients at home from A&E that will benefit from an assessment within their home.

With the modern pressures on the health and social care system, patient flow is becoming an increasingly crucial aspect of care - this is a chance to secure a post in an exciting and rapidly developing area. It will suit a candidate who is passionate about continually improving services, who can think creatively and who can implement partnership working in its purest sense to get the best outcomes for patients.

The Assertive In-reach team work for the community trust primarily within the acute hospital environment. The appointed practitioner will seek to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital and assist in the discharge of complex patients. This involves recognising patients who will benefit from further health treatment in a community setting, be that at home or in an inpatient placement. It frequently involves working with ward staff and adult social care to come up with bespoke solutions for ongoing patient care. The overarching ethos of the service is to put the patient at the centre of everything we do. This puts an emphasis on cooperation, imagination and building relationships not just with the patient and their families but across the health and social care spectrum.

The ideal candidate is someone who relishes working under pressure, juggling several different demands at once, meeting targets and working within timescales, whilst not forgetting the patients we serve are individuals. They individual will need to work proactively and under their own initiative. Using knowledge of what can be offered across the health and social care sphere, the successful candidate will assist the nursing team and/or acute sector therapists to co-ordinate the most successful onward treatment package for the patient. This means working collaboratively with others should come naturally to you. The ability to gather and utilise information to inform sound clinical decision making is essential. However, information and situations can change so a successful candidate will be able to flex and adapt their thinking and approach as necessary. If you have ambitious ideas and the drive to make healthcare fit for the future, this role is not to be missed.

You must be able to travel across the County to locations not served by public transport.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you are interested in developing your career then contact Allison Cooke Clinical Team Lead on 07717362311

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAllison CookeJob titleCTLEmail addressallisoncooke@nhs.netTelephone number07717362311

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