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Senior Integrated Support Assistant

South Tees Hospitals N
Redcar Primary Care Hospital, Redcar
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Oct 2021
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37.5 Hours per week (Permanent)

7 day service (shift patterns apply)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton as well as established community service teams across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Hambleton and Richmondshire localities.

This exciting new role has been developed to support the new 'home first' multidisciplinary team working across the South Tees locality.

This is an opportunity for those who are interested in working in the local community and being part of an exciting new model of working in the community localities of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland. The service aims to create effective, integrated community services that enable patients to be cared for as close to home as possible, support them in achieving their optimum health and function, and reduce emergency admissions and lengths of stay in hospital. The post holder will work as part of the home first team ensuring the safe discharge of patients and providing follow up re-ablement and care as well as supporting the community SDEC team.

You will need to be able to work on your own; as part of a team and be involved with individuals with a range of medical, social and mental health conditions, therefore knowledge and experience of this is needed. You will hold a designated clinical caseload within agreed protocols and carry out therapeutic interventions and care programmes under the supervision of qualified therapists and nurses.

Excellent communication skills, organisational skills, enthusiasm, ability to travel around the locality, commitment and ability to work with a wide range of agencies are also vital in this post.

This is an opportunity for anyone with previous experience working within nursing, therapy or in care settings to help bridge the gap between hospital and home. The Home First Team will identify patients on the wards at The James Cook University Hospital that can be assessed in their own home to facilitate early discharge. Then as a senior integrated support assistant you will provide both rehab and care following a person centred plan within the patients' own home post discharge.

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

For further information please contact Rebecca Shea (Community SDEC Lead)on / 01642 944647 or Sarah Watson(Therapy Manager Tees) / 01642 944475.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the New and Aspiring leaders programme, and the Foundation Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. After you complete this one and a half day of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3, 5 and 7.

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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