Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Job overview

We are looking for enthusiastic professionals with nursing, social work or allied health professional qualifications with drive and passion to join Buckinghamshire Continuing Healthcare Team. This is a Monday to Friday, county wide service based in High Wycombe.

This is a rewarding and interesting role which will enable you to work in partnership with multidisciplinary teams across Health and Social Care establishing healthcare needs and supporting high quality care for clients and their families in the community.

Main duties of the job

Key aspects of the role include;

  • To complete a comprehensive assessment to determine eligibility for NHS Continuing healthcare.
  • To provide a case management service including annual reviews for eligible clients for an appropriate package of care or placement.
  • The successful applicant will need to be able to produce large, detailed written reports and therefore you will need to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word

    We are a friendly and welcoming team. You will be allocated a mentor and will be fully supported through your induction using a novice to expert programme. By the end of your first year you will achieved the following key skills;

  • Chairing complex MDT teams
  • Clinical analysis and detailed report writing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework and key supporting legalisation such as Mental Capacity Act
  • An understanding of integrated commissioning
  • Working in a CHC Service equips professionals with knowledge and experience that will be invaluable to them in their future careers.

    Working for our organisation

    NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by NHS where the individual has been assessed and found to have a primary health need.

    Read what Ada a RN says about working for CHC.

    I started my HCM role over 3 years ago bringing with me skills from different areas of nursing, both from abroad and UK settings. I find that this profession comes with benefits and challenges at different levels and in diverse ways, depending on the area of the nursing but surely is rewarding in many ways.

    This role has proven to have happened at the right time to help me balance my personal and work life. In my experience, getting quality time with my family and friends by not having to work nights, shifts, weekends or bank holidays contributes a great deal to being a better clinician. The role is complex and sometimes can be very stressful, but I find it also extremely rewarding when seeing what a difference the service I am part of makes in our patients and their loved ones lives.

    Managing caseloads can be challenging/tricky at times but offers support and continuity for our patients which is the actual aim of this role. I would definitely not be able to bring my contribution without a fabulous team alongside me and the greatest work environment I have ever been in. I am fortunate enough to be part of Oxford Health Continuing Care lead by lovely people and best professionals.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    You will need to be a car driver as assessments can take place in the Acute sector, clients homes, Community Hospitals and Hospices across Buckinghamshire and out of area where required. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    There is an opportunity to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and this includes some working from home.

    Part time or secondment could be considered please contact the department to discuss these options.

    Please see the job description and person specification attached to this advert for more information on the job role.

    Person specification

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • RN or RMN educated to degree level, diploma or equivalent.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Other relevant modules/courses
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Community experience at Agenda for Change band 5/6
  • Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of the NHSE National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience and specialist knowledge of clients ongoing long-term conditions and/or mental health illness, who have multiple complex needs requiring a high level of support within their own home, group home or specialist care home setting
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of; development review and mentorship
  • Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

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