Home Assessment Team

NHS Scotland
Full Time
£46,244 - £53,789 a year
Posted 9 days ago
Job description

As part of the Scottish Government Discharge Without Delay agenda and Home First initiative we have an exciting opportunity to join our new multidisciplinary Home Assessment Team which aims to reduce delayed hospital discharges by assessing needs and providing a period of rehabilitation in the home setting.

The Home First pathway encourages all health and care professionals to ask the questions “why not home, why not now?”at every stage and has been evidenced nationally to result in significantly improved outcomes with reduced risk of deterioration in function through unnecessary prolonged hospital admission. An assertive and renewed approach to positive risk taking, identifying what a person has as opposed to what they need, supports people in maintaining their independence. Home Assessment Teams are currently being established across North Lanarkshire to support this process.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Team Leader with Nursing or Allied Health Professional background to operationally lead the Allied Health Professionals in the North East Sector Team. Sector bases have yet to be confirmed however post holders will be hybrid working between their community base site, the acute sites and domiciliary visits. The post holder will work closely with a North West Sector Team Leader to ensure North Lanarkshire wide cover with subsequent cross-cover as required. There may also be a requirement to carry out some work from home. The post holder will also provide significant and valuable input into the acute site Home Assessment Team Responder rota.

A full UK or EU driving license and access to a car is essential.

To discuss further, please contact any of the following:

Claire Miller, Home Assessment Team AHP TL at [email protected]

Cara Murray, North Community Physiotherapy Lead at [email protected]

Kathryn Wedlock, North Community Occupational Therapy Lead at [email protected]

For queries regarding the application form or recruitment process only , please contact [email protected] stating the job title and reference number in the subject. Please note: all job related queries must be directed to the informal contact noted above.

‘In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

  • Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.’

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Please note for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence

NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any Worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. Candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship can access further information at www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk. Skilled worker Visa and all current immigration rules are available at www.gov.uk

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