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Clinical Navigation/Discharge Planning Nurse, Bedfordshire Community Health Services

Band 6

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Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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CHB Discharge Planning, Bedford Hospital Kempston Road Bedford MK42 9DJ
£28,050 to £36,644 pa
23/11/2018 23:59

Bedfordshire Community Health Services are provided in partnership by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust.

This role is for an ELFT position within Bedfordshire Community Health Services.

ELFT is making a positive difference to thousands of people's lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover.

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

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Clinical Navigation/Discharge Planning Nurse, Bedfordshire Community Health Band 6 37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 registered nurse to work within the Clinical navigation Team based at Bedford Hospital. Identifying and managing the flow of patients out of the acute hospital and finding onward pathways is a key role in supporting the wider health and social care economy. This post will suit someone with enthusiasm and energy that is happy to ask questions and challenge to improve service outcomes and patient experience.
This is a key role, and you will be expected to liaise between community, acute and social care in order to find the best solution for patients. You will need to be flexible in your approach to support the acute services in times of winter pressures or when capacity is low and patient demand is high.
The post holder will need to be solution focused and able to negotiate with other stakeholders in order to find the best outcomes for patients, carers and services.

You will have the benefit of being part of the wider community services team, and you will gain experience and insight into all that community services have to offer. You will be supported to improve your skills and competencies at regular supervision sessions with a band 7 nurse.

Shifts are on a rota pattern and cover 08:00 until 20:00 7 days per week.
Any queries or questions please contact Susan Tucker on 07966 532606.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Leanne Welch, telephone 07903559808, email

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