Nurse Assessor

CHS Healthcare
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Nurse Assessor

Location: Wandsworth
Salary: Band 7 Enhanced Salary £40,000 - £45,000 Relocation Fee considered if not London based
Hours: Full Time 40 hrs a week (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm generally, but may be some requirement for out of hours work)
Registration: Preferably RMN but post also open to RNLD or RGN with experience across all other care groups

CHS Healthcare continues to grow with increasing demand for our trusted, focused services to support patients and families. Established in 1995 CHS Healthcare provides expert support, advice and direct delivery of individual and bespoke contracts direct to the NHS and on behalf of the NHS.

Role Overview
Working for CHS Healthcare in partnership with Wandsworth CCG, the CHC Nurse Assessor will implement the National Service Framework (NSF) for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS Funded Nursing Care (FNC) for residents within the responsibility of Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group. The post Holder will have a continuing responsibility for a defined caseload including the completion of National Framework assessment tools in conjunction with individual/family and Multidisciplinary teams (MDT), review and assess a client`s eligibility for NHS CHC and FNC.

Main duties:

  • To assess, review and plan an appropriate care pathway, in liaison with other professionals involved with the service user.
  • The successful candidate will be involved in the provision of expert case management to both health and social care staff working within the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare, NHS Funded Nursing Care and Personal Health Budgets.
  • To contribute to Patient Safety initiatives including Safety thermometer, Medicines Management in Care Home, DoLS and Pan London Safeguarding policy(not exhaustively)
  • To undertake statutory reviews and ensure that all reviews, and reassessment include appropriate reports, risk assessment and evidence to support the level of care need identified within the relevant documentation. As part of the review process, ensure a review of placement or care package is also undertaken to ensure that all care needs are being met and to ensure best value for the funding authority.
  • To ensure effective and timely communications regarding the outcome of the assessment and review process with all professionals involved, the client and their representatives.
  • To assist in completing local data bases and spread sheets to ensure all records, assessment and review dates are accurate and up to date.
  • Attend CHC Appeals Panels as required.
  • To maintain effective communication on issues in complex situations arising from the application of NHS Continuing Healthcare criteria and the outcomes, including a range of professionals including GP`s and Health professionals and voluntary sector.
  • Communicate decisions to clients and families regarding funding decisions which included distressing information whereby health funding may not be approved, has been reduced or withdrawn, or a decision has been deferred for further review
  • Work flexibly within a team and communicate well with other colleagues, ensuring all records are comprehensive and that colleagues are briefed on potential issues, which may arise during any planned absence.
  • Liaise with outside agencies (including Social Care Teams, Care homes, Archive Teams, GP practices, Community Health Teams, Commissioners, CSU staff and others.
  • Maintain clinical competency, knowledge and skills within the field of continuing healthcare by attending in service training updates and maintaining own professional development.
  • Attend team meetings and provide input where necessary, be actively engaged in CHC/ FNC education programmes and training as required.
  • Work within the guidelines relating to Code of Conduct for the relevant discipline (E.g. NMC, HCPC), Confidentiality, Accountability and Scope of Professional Practice.
  • Any other reasonable tasks as requested by the line manager.

Next step

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Closing date: 28th February 2017