The Homeward Assessment Team (HAT) is a joint collaboration of the Urgent Care Directorate, GHC and Frailty Service at GHNHSFT. Based at the Emergency Department, Gloucester Royal Hospital. The teams purpose is to provide a rapid ( within 15 minutes of referral ) assessment of patients to prevent admission to the acute trust.
The post holder will be responsible for providing therapy assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of high-quality holistic therapy patient care, within the Emergency Department at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital working as part of the Homeward Assessment Team.
The HAT team are extremely supportive. New staff are allocated a mentor who will support and guide individual development.
There is an approx. 6-8 week induction period supernumerary to the off duty. This allows for any visit to other teams/services/completion of competencies to be achieved.
A good sense of humour is essential.
Main duties of the job
- To assess a cohort of patients within the Emergency Department (ED) from presentation through to discharge.
- Be proactive working closely with the GHNHSFT Frailty Service.
- Through training and development educate GHNHSFT and staff of available discharge pathways and signpost to enable discharges out of service hours.
- Working with colleagues, to risk assesses suitability for discharge and ensure that arrangements are appropriate and timely.
- To communicate information on discharge to inter-disciplinary teams, multi-agency teams, outside providers, patients and carers.
- To work with community services, ie CATU, GHC Rapid Response Team (RR) to help develop a system of ‘pulling’ patients’ – higher acuity patients out of the acute hospitals.
- Lead and support the wider team on those patients who require a more in depth Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy assessment.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one – the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
14 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Gloucester Royal Hospital (Emergency Department)
Great Western Road
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
- Degree in a relevant clinical field
- Registered clinical practitioner with an appropriate professional body such as NMC or HCPC
- Evidence of continued professional development
- PACR, PADRAP, Non Medical Prescribing.
LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCE
- Practitioner with a solid level of experience in a relevant field
- Experience of working in community services or the acute environment
- Some knowledge of discharge planning best practice
- Teaching and assessment qualification.
- Experienced in multidisciplinary team and joint agency working
- Knowledge of community discharge pathways and how to access them
- Track record in problem solving and ability to resolve issues
- Working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding in practice and how to work with policy and procedure
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).