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Hospital Care Navigator - QEQM

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Work type: Fixed-Term - Part Time
Location: Folkstone, CT19
Department: Care and Support
Salary: £19,731 P.A. (pro rata)

The role purpose is to work as an integral member of the Rapid Transfer Service team at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), Margate. You will aid a robust approach to effective patient discharge. You will provide a person centred service to promote psychological, social and physical well being by facilitating access to a range of community based health, social care and voluntary sector services. To create a network of hospital and community links to support knowledge of services and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

• Working within the Rapid Transfer Team at the QEQM this service will provide an efficient and effective model of coordinated care that will ensure avoidance and timely discharge starting at the point of the patient’s attendance within the Accident and Emergency Department.

• Working as part of the Rapid Transfer Service you will in discussion with the patient and family and or carers, support appropriate and timely discharge of patients back into the community, linking with community facilities and support services, including the community based Care Navigator Service where appropriate.

• By working with the patient and or carers and families you will complete support plans identifying needs and requirements required to help support the patient’s timely discharge. You will look into any issues raised by the patients and help find the best way forward, offering options, undertaking any signposting or support and making referrals agreed to professional agencies and organisations.

• Provide, information, advice and guidance to enable clients to identify the barriers they face living independently and make informed decisions around independent living, health and well being in accordance with the requirement of stakeholders and funders.

• Provide health promotion advice and information ensuring this is relevant and up to date including community equipment, simple aids for daily living and assistive technologies.

• To use resources effectively by managing own workload to maximise the benefit of the service to the individual.

• Clearly explain the remit of the service to a range of clients and other professionals as appropriate.

This role is being offered initially on a fixed term contract until the end of March 2020 but may be extended subject to funding.

Please note: Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 19th December 2019.

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