A&E Patient Flow Tracker
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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Bury Care Organisation are looking to appoint an A&E Patient Flow Tracker to work in the busy A&E Department at Fairfield General Hospital.
This role is to ensure tracking and flow support is provided on a daily basis to the Emergency Department teams to prevent unnecessary delays and improve the patient journey. The post requires flexibility to work days, evenings, nights, weekends & bank holidays.
Track all patients through their journey within the Department.
In collaboration with the Nurse in Charge (shift Co-ordinator) be proactive in identifying all patients who may breach the quality indicators including four hour breaches and twelve hour trolley waits.
In order to achieve the 4 hour target cascade/expedite potential delays to the NIC/Co-ordinator.
Liaise with the bed managers and ward staff regarding bed requirements.
Contact specialties, under the direction of the co-ordinator, to facilitate timely speciality response - escalating any issues to the Co-ordinator and/or Nurse in Charge.
Attend Nursing and Tracker handovers.
Liaise with internal and external supporting specialties, departments and services to facilitate movement of patients within the 4 hours.
Liaise with Estates/Path Lab if POD broken, Liaise with IM&T as required, using the appropriate escalation procedure.
Provide reports where requested.
Scan patient notes and other relevant documentation prior to transfer/admission using all necessary systems (Symphony/EMIS Tracker etc.).
Main duties of the job
A key element of this role is to ensure accurate and timely data entry onto Symphony, EMIS Tracker and other systems which reflects the patient journey in real time to support the Emergency Department and Primary Care Streaming in achieving required targets.
The Patient Flow Tracker will escalate potential delays to the relevant team in a timely manner.
The ED Patient Flow Tracker will work closely with all multi-disciplinary teams (clinicians, nursing staff, therapy staff, Managers, Bed Managers, Wards and Departments, Rapid Response, Local Authorities, PTS, Navigators and Primary Care Services etc.) ensuring the quality indicators are met.
We have four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other to provide care for our patients. We think of our values as a set of guiding principles to refer to when making decisions and interacting with people and they help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and ourselves.
Patient and People Focused
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk
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