Exciting opportunity for a registered general nurse or qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist to work within the AIR team which is part of Transitional Care and Flow/Urgent and Emergency care division. The AIR team are pivotal in supporting system flow from acute hospitals and supporting community admission avoidance with the emphasis on home first.
If you relish working under pressure, have an eye for service improvement and always put the person at the heart of everything you do we look forward to hearing from you. Within LCHS we are driven to make healthcare fit for the future, if you feel the same then this role is not to be missed.
Main duties of the job
Modern pressures on health & social care mean patient flow is an integral aspect of patient care; the role of AIR Practitioner is a fundamental part of ensuring that each person receives the right care, at the right time, and – crucially – in the right place.
As an ever expanding aspect of patient care, securing a role in AIR Team will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into partnership and neighbourhood working. A focus on preventative, personalised care is key: we work to promote the principles of ‘Home First’, acknowledging that, for most of our patients, engaging in meaningful activities in their home environment if the best way to promote self-care and a sense of well-being.
Our LCHS in-reach teams are embedded within the acute hospital; our role is to work alongside our acute colleagues, Integrated Discharge Hub and other key stakeholders to facilitate safe, timely discharges from hospital (with the main emphasis placed upon working in and around A&E). The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for excellent quality, person-centred care, be driven to work dynamically, creatively and passionately with other key partner organisations in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Collaborative working, making decisions based upon sound clinical reasoning and having the ability to adapt and flex your way of thinking and approach is essential.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.
At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS’ workforce.
LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.
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25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum, pro rata
Full-time, Flexible working
Peterborough AIR team.
Please see attached job description for detailed duties. Relevant experience in a health setting with experience in a relevant setting. Must be a Registered General Nurse or a qualified registered AHP therapist. Able to work alone and as part of a team. Dealing with difficult conversations when required. Assessing patients for admission avoidance, working with stakeholders. Supporting and facilitating system flow. Able to commute across county when required. To be able to work all shifts as a 365 day a year service. Ability to problem solve. MDT working.
RGN Nurse NMC or HCPC therapy
- Professional Qualification
Leadership and Management Experience
- Leadership qualification or able to demonstrate leadership & management skills
- Demonstrate recent learning/qualifications.
- Community experience
Nursing or Therapy Degree
- Equivalent experience in relevant role and knowledge of a health related subject
- At least 2 years recent and relevant experience
Qualification in older people issues or equiv experience
- Experience of working with older people/qualification
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).