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Job summary

Main area
Long Covid
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday, part time applicants will be considered)
Job ref
828-PROVIDE2004
Employer
Provide CIC
Employer type
NHS
Site
Wren House
Town
Chelmsford
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Care Co-Ordinator Long COVID

Band 6

Job overview

This is a unique opportunity to be part of growing and developing services. The aim of the service is to provide timely, effective support and intervention for people to improve clinical, social and quality of life outcomes for those who have long COVID symptomology.   One of the most rewarding aspects of this work is being able to offer our patients and families a bespoke service, which is tailored to their individual needs.

We are looking to recruit those who are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge in a developing team. We invite applications from professionals who are looking to develop skills, work part time/full time and via secondment opportunities. We are able to offer you the opportunity to work in a service, which will be at the forefront of integrated service development and research. We will be offering CPD through training from the team and where appropriate external training opportunities.

If you want a new challenge in these difficult times, in a developing centre of excellence for post COVID care, our clinical roles in varying specialties offer you the chance to be part of this special team.

This role is band 6, subject to job evaluation. Some time can be worked from home. 

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Facilitate the expansion of the current Long COVID service by working as a care co-ordinator, helping patients access the care they need eg COVID rehabilitation, or MS teams educational talks
  • Support the patients putting into action fatigue management strategies etc
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing community based holistic assessments
  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care reflecting an inter-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation and self-management.
  • Develop good communication links with patients and carers.
  • Establish and promote joint working with other services across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • Be able to manage complex and sensitive situations

 

Working for our organisation

Provide is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise). We deliver a broad range of health and social care services in the community, and are committed to making sure that they are safe, responsive and of high quality. Provide is owned by its employees and has primarily social objectives. Any profits we make are reinvested into the local community or back into delivering services.

We work from a variety of community settings, such as community hospitals, community clinics, schools, nursing homes and primary care settings, as well as within people’s homes to provide more than 40 services to children, families and adults across Essex, Dorset, East Anglia and the North of England.

A highly respected, award winning health and social care provider. We expect our staff to demonstrate and uphold our values at all times:

Vision: Transforming Lives

Values: Care, Innovation and Compassion

Mission: An ambitious, employee owned social enterprise, growing in size and influence. We transform lives by treating, caring and educating people.

Provide is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, proud to have LGBT+ and Ethnic Minority Networks.

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. If you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply regardless of your background.

Eligible for NHS Pension

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To be responsible for assessing, planning and implementing COVID care programmes with patients in order to maximise independence and encourage patients to achieve their full potential. 
  • Undertake a comprehensive examination and assessment of patients including those with diverse presentation/multi pathologies using specialised clinical reasoning skills.
  • Working autonomously to formulate and be responsible for, clinical decision making and treatment plans for patients in their own homes or in the community setting.
  • Co-ordinate the care for the patient, checking the patients have accessed the treatment plan agreed at the assessment and facilitating this as needed.
  • Complete holistic virtual Long COVID assessments being able to discuss at Long COVID MDT, refer to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Assess paediatric Long COVID patients as necessary
  • Have delegated responsibility for the deployment, supervision and monitoring of staff within the respiratory team, taking into account staffing needs of other teams.
  • Delegate appropriate duties to team members, taking into account the individual experience and expertise of each team member.
  • Be responsible for monitoring case load and the delivery of a cost-effective efficient service.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • HPC registration or Registered Nurse on part 1 of the NMC plus 2 years post graduate experience
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of respiratory medicine
  • Knowledge of the national and local public health agenda
  • Recent community experience
  • Interpretation of vital signs, including pulse-oximetry and chest examination/ auscultation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Understanding of and experience in assessing long Covid patients

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work autonomously in a nurse led service
  • Computer literate and able to use SystmOne
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of using spreadsheets and other software
  • Presentation skills

Circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Car driver with full driving license

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ruth Barlow
Job title
Team Lead for COPD, pulmonary rehab and long Covid
Email address
ruth.barlow@nhs.net
Telephone number
07580 913075
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