Care Home Impartial Assessor (Band 5 Nurse)

Harlow, Essex
£27000/annum Pro rata fixed – Hourly rate £13.85
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Post: Care Home Impartial Assessor (Band 5 Nurse)

Reporting To: Care Home Impartial Assessor (Nurse) Team Leader

Main Purposes of the Job:
To assess patients on behalf of a care home, who are currently in hospital and are moving into or back to a care home.

Improve hospital discharge arrangements from Princess Alexandra Hospital to Care Homes/Social Care:
a. Reduce time from patient becoming medically fit to arriving at care homes
b. Reduce misunderstandings and miscommunications between hospital and care settings.

Assist Care Setting Managers with Assessment Process
a. Provide liaison where there is a potential change of needs
b. Reduce the need for social care staff to visit hospital.

Test effectiveness of a new system.

These posts are funded by East and North Herts and West Essex CCG –the employer is HCPA

Pay: £27,000 pro rata fixed – Hourly rate £13.85

Contract Terms: 22.5 hours per week- Two roles either Monday-Wednesday or Thursday - Saturday

Hours 8am-4pm – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Bank Holidays must be covered by the team of two.

This is a new and exciting position for someone to extend their nursing and care assessing skills

It is essential that this candidate:
Has passion and enthusiasm to raise the standard of quality of care
Has a proven experience of assessing patients in a care home setting
Has a full RGN PIN
Has the ability to build rapport and negotiate

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Work within the hospital discharge team based at Princess Alexander Hospital to act on behalf of social care providers to support and facilitate timely and safe discharges from hospital to care settings

2. Work with agreed assessment formats. IT literate

3. Undertake assessments and re-assessments on behalf of care providers in Hertfordshire

4. Check the discharge documentation and medication are in place to accompany the resident on discharge

5. Act as a point of contact when residents are admitted to hospital from care settings to monitor progress

6. Work in partnership with care settings and the hospital to find solutions to current challenges including equipment issues

7. Work with ‘Acsis’, the Local Authority patient management system, and ‘Herts Care Home Finder’, bed booking system – full training will be given

8. This post may extend to also supporting the Care Homes on the Complex Care Premium around areas of best practice, therefore travel to homes during ‘down’ times in assessing will be part of the role.

9. Although this position is to work independently there is a team leader to liaise with around challenging situations.

Person Specification:
• Must have current RGN PIN
• Must have experience in working within the Social Care Sector and assessing
• Excellent communication skills both written, IT and verbal
• Motivated and passionate about providing best solutions for all stakeholders
• Willing to learn new skills and to develop current knowledge
• Excellent time keeping:
• Must have own transport with insurance for business use is essential for this role as travel around Hertfordshire may be required

These posts will receive management supervision from HCPA and clinical supervision from the CCG as it is a joint project.
Please note: These posts are not under NHS terms and conditions – the employer is HCPA a not-for-profit organisation