We are looking for a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic person to lead a hospital discharge support service. Safe & Settled is a new service that will be based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and will be managed by the Guildford & Waverley Care & Repair Team. The aim of the service is to work alongside hospital staff to offer support to older and vulnerable residents living in Guildford & Waverley, helping to facilitate timely and safe discharges. After a period of support and when the patient has settling back home the Safe & Settled team will link residents to community services where appropriate to enhance wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation.
What will you be doing on a typical day
- Establish policies and procedures that underpin the implementation of the Safe & Settled service with the Care & Repair Team Leader
- Promote Safe & Settled across the health system
- Liaise with the various hospital departments to identify suitable patients that would benefit from Safe & Settled
- Attend daily multi-disciplinary discharge meetings across the system
- Work with health care professionals to prioritise Safe & Settled patients
- Liaise with hospital transport services
- Onward referrals to Guildford & Waverley Borough council services
- Referrals to voluntary sector
- Monitoring and recording intervention
- Networking with social care team, voluntary sector, Guildford & Waverley borough council and wide range of departments within the RSCH
- Schedule visits for the Safe & settled support officer
- To coordinate wellbeing telephone calls
- Review wellbeing calls and prioritise levels to high/moderate/low risk. Take appropriate action if a patient feels unwell, not eaten or taken medication etc
- Review cases and sign off patients after intervention
- Supervision of support officer
- Knowledge and understanding of Surrey County Council Safe guarding procedure and the skill to identify vulnerable adults
- Responsible for accurate recording of Safe & Settled outcomes
At A Minimum you will
Have a degree in Occupational Therapy, Social work or Diploma in Health & Social Care or equivalent with extensive experience within health, Social Care or voluntary sector.
- Skills to complete assessment of need
- Sound reasoning skills to achieve desired outcomes
- Contribute to Multi-disciplinary team meeting
- To challenge risk adverse behaviours
- Sound knowledge of presentation and impact of a wide range of medical conditions
- Knowledge of equipment available to support safe discharge and enhance independence
- Knowledge to identify Safeguarding situations and take the appropriate action to minimise risk to patients.
- Be able to guide and advise support worker when a patient post discharge presentation is deteriorating and potentially may need medical intervention.
- Being highly mobile it is essential to be able to work independently and use own initiative and have sound reasoning skills when planning discharge An enhanced DBS disclosure and a Children and Adults barred list check will be required for this role
- Car driver and access to own vehicle essential
Interview Date 14th February 2020
Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities. All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.