Community Matron - Urgent Community Response Service
NHS AfC: Band 7
"At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect. We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork. This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work. When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values"
We are in an exciting phase of development and are looking to expand our established crisis response services to ensure the provision of rapid multidisciplinary assessments to people in their own homes (including care homes) who are at risk of hospital admission across the place of Dorking and surrounding villages.
The service provides joined up, co-ordinated care to local citizens with health and social care needs and aims to support them to live as independently as possible by offering rapid multidisciplinary assessment and support at times of crisis. The team offers a crisis response assessment within 2 hours of referral and, to mitigate the risk of a hospital admission provides service users with a short-term, high intensity package of care in the person’s own home as an alternative to hospital admission.
Where admission has been unavoidable the team will provide hospital in-reach with multidisciplinary discharge planning (community assessment, reablement, and support packages) to facilitate an early discharge from hospital and support people to return to their own homes as quickly as possible. Where on-going support is required the service provides on- going home based rehabilitation pathways and community bed based care.
The post holder will be experienced practitioner who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from triaging, initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care & referral onto the most appropriate Service within the MDT. They will have the ability to work autonomously and will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care including assessment, diagnostic and treatment skills, which may include prescribing, for patients within the Service. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. The post holder will work collaboratively with the MDT to meet the needs of patients.
The post holder will participate in flexible working patterns covering extended hours across a 7 day service 8-8pm.
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Victoria Peace
- Job title
- Dorking PCN Clinical Lead/ Community Matron Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number