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Job summary

Main area
Admissions & Patient Flow
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
270-TD1019-ACS
Employer
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Turn Furlong
Town
Northampton
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/02/2023 23:59

Employer heading

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Patient Admission Co-Ordinator

Band 6

Job overview

Location

Turn Furlong, Northampton, NN2 8BZ

Each day we deliver the health and social care services that people in Northamptonshire receive, in the community, at home, work or in schools.

In October 2022 we launched a new way of working across the site in Turn Furlong (Kingsthorpe, Northampton) , to provide a new integrated health and social care model of care for people needing short term support upon discharge from hospital.  

The ‘Recovering Independence Bed’ units, is delivered by a range of staff from health and social care settings, to deliver clinical care, rehabilitation support, and care support, ensuring patients experience the best quality of service they can, in a prompt and smooth fashion.

The service provides a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated team, with experience from both elements of health and social care, to deliver vital intermediate care for patients in Northamptonshire.

You will need to effectively manage the safe and timely admission and flow of patients into the centre.

You will be working as part of an integrated multi-professional team that includes nurses, therapists, medical staff, senior managers and social care colleagues.

You will work closely with external health organisations, such as secondary care, social care and other internal NHFT care providers to ensure the safe and timely admissions to an appropriate bed that can meet the needs of the patients.

Main duties of the job

We want to create an effective and high performing team and so we are looking for somebody who is proactive and dedicated team member, is open to new ideas and is committed to delivering high quality patient care. You can be part of this new service from the very beginning and make a positive difference to people’s recovery.

As a Patient Admissions Co-ordinator you'll

  • Actively manage the safe and timely admission and flow of patients into the Recovering Independence Beds.
  • Work closely with both internal and external healthcare providers to ensure a smooth transition of patients between different healthcare settings.
  • Carry out pre-admission screening which involves interpreting blood and radiography results to ensure patient safety is maintained ensuring the receiving centre can met the needs of the patients
  • Assist senior colleagues by providing support to junior colleagues and assisting them in problem solving relating to patients.
  • Assist in developing new ways of working in the centre and developing strong links with other services and the wider community
  • Need to be well organised, confident and able to be adaptable and resourceful to deliver high quality patient care.
  • Be a key part of the team and work without any direct supervision on a daily basis with the ability to prioritise work at all times based on the patient need.
  • Must have good IT skills using a variety of different platforms

You must be registered with the NMC and have some post graduate clinical experience.

Working for our organisation

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the ‘About You’ Section of the document.

Person specification

criteria

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered

criteria

Essential criteria
  • Inpatient rehabilitation experience

criteria

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dawn Watts
Job title
Service Manager
Email address
dawn.watts@nhft.nhs.uk
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