About us and the role
Warwickshire County Council is embarking on an exciting programme of work with health, social care and care provider partners. The aim is to improve patient flow through hospital and assist with reducing Delayed Transfers of Care. Feedback has shown that at times many residential and nursing care home providers find it difficult to carry out timely assessments within hospital settings, which enable individuals to safely discharge from hospital into a care setting.
In order to support this, we are recruiting a Trusted Assessors across Warwickshire. Following a period of inpatient care and following completion of a social care practitioner’s statutory assessment, the Trusted Assessors will work in close collaboration with multidisciplinary discharge teams and care home providers to complete an assessment of need on hospital patients.
As a hospital team, we are currently working on a hybrid model. The hybrid working model is a location-flexible arrangement, allowing employees to combine onsite and home working in line with our hybrid rota. At present we do two days in the office base and three days home working.
This is subject to change as we continue to follow current Covid and government guidelines.
You will need to be able to provide evidence via the NHS App to prove you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be suitable for this role.
We are looking for a Trusted Assessors to support the Hospital Social Care Team and Warwickshire’s care market to ensure that those over 65 return home to their residential home without delay.
The successful post holder will be required to:
- Carry out assessments on behalf of residential homes;
- Liaise with homes, hospital social workers and hospital discharge teams.
- Play a key role in reducing delayed transfers of care from Warwickshire’s acute hospitals (Warwick, George Eliot and Rugby St. Cross and UHCW)
The Trusted Assessors will be based (or will visit patients) at
- Warwick Hospital (South Warwickshire Foundation Trust)
- George Eliot Hospital
- University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
- Rugby St. Cross
The successful candidate will be familiar with developing new services and will be able to enhance the scheme over time, including demonstrating the benefits and encouraging other providers of residential and nursing care to utilise it.
The successful candidate will be part of the Hospital Social Care Team and will enjoy the benefits of working for Warwickshire County Council including:
- Full induction
- Regular supervision
- Training opportunities
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Excellent local government pension scheme
- Mobile and flexible working
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For more information please contact:
Tippy Khumalo via 07717851185
Closing date: 24th January 2022
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.