Band 7 Clinician – Children and Young People Specialist
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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Norfolk and Waveney Post Covid Service are seeking to recruit a dynamic and innovative Children & Young Person- CYP Clinician- Nurse or AHP to join our expanding and motivated team to work with children, young people and their families presenting with post covid syndrome. If you enjoy being a part of a team, are creative and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will be used to working as an autonomous practitioner and able to lead within the Post covid service to provide clinical intervention and support to children, young people and their families who have complex health needs as a result of post covid syndrome.
Main duties of the job
Please see job description & person specification for full details.
- To be a senior clinical resource to work with the Team Lead on the implementation and development of the Post-COVID Service.
- To identify future opportunities to drive subsequent phases of the Post-COVID Service in line with NHS England National Strategy.
- To be involved and lead when required in the delivery of high standards of health care to any patient registered with a Norfolk or Waveney GP, by coordinating and delivering assessments, planning and implementing and evaluating health care for patients following COVID.
- To co-ordinate practice, procedures / systems for the team and provide clinical support within own area of expertise including clinical assessment delivery.
- To develop and sustain working relationships with the partners delivering the Post-COVID Service processes and patient focused planning.
- Clinically lead on service development, performance, management, and profession of the Post-COVID Service related to children and young people, and to further develop the service as required.
The Team are based between Norwich Community Hospital and St James Clinic in King Lynn but work both remotely, virtually and in clinics across NCHC Trusts sites within Norfolk and Waveney. You will be part of an extensive multidisciplinary team including Nurses, Therapists, trainee Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Assistant Practitioners.
Our team has a very strong ethos and is committed to and enthusiastic about working with people with Post Covid Syndrome and complex rehabilitation needs.
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
The post holder will:
- Support Team Lead in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures within the Post-COVID Service related to children and young people.
- Lead where required on the development and maintenance of processes and pathways for Post-COVID Service particularly related to children and young people.
- To review referrals, support triage and liaison for patients referred into Post-COVID Service particularly related to children and young people,
- Develop positive and professional relationships across a wide range of internal and external groups, agencies, and service providers.
- To provide quality care to children in partnership with families and carers as commissioned and described within the service specifications.
- Supporting the MDT process and lead where required at Post-COVID Service, review patients holistic needs, communicating highly complex and sensitive information to referrers, and colleagues, patient and carers as required.
- Where there are barriers to understanding, such as cultural barriers, hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension or language impairments, awareness of reasonable adjustments.
- Use risk stratification methods in partnership with other professionals to identify those patients most likely at risk of health, social care and wellbeing crisis and focus support to ensure the patients independence is maximised.
- Identification and awareness of inequalities in health outcomes and access to support for Norfolk and Waveney citizens.
- To take all possible steps to ensure the safety and welfare of children and staff
- To offer advice, guidance and reassurance to families as needed
- Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to coordinate and plan on-going care, treatment, or management with colleagues, for patients.
- Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
- To participate and lead (where appropriate) in multi-disciplinary / multi-agency meetings as appropriate.
- Provide clinical expertise and advice to others, including social services, GPs and other agencies.
- Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on system one and other tools as required, to be completed on a daily basis.
- Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advances sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
- Provide initial triage and assessment for new referrals to the service, delegating to appropriate others as required and incorporating secondary or onward care referrals as required.
The post holder will:
- Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately
- Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others in planned and prioritised according to service targets and needs
- Ensure own paperwork and records are maintained, and those maintained by the team
- Contribute to the completion of the staff rota on a monthly basis
- To initiate and contribute to the development and introduction of new ideas and ways of working and act as a source of advice to the benefit of the child and your person and the development of the service
- Contribute to the supervision of the workload demand and resource utilisation within the team
- Order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used within the team
- Actively contribute to the multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate, and chair meeting where required
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships and communication with all members of the organisation, other professionals, and agencies
- Instigate, and actively participate in the development of the operational strategy and project management
- Ensure effective use of resources, both financial and human, by members of the team
- Participate in the recruitment process, using the opportunity to skill mix to meet the demands of the service
- Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role
- Will be able to make own travel arrangements as required
- Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies
- Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by professional bodies
- Participate in evidence-based practice, using research methodology
- Ensure robust induction programme for students and new starters
- Be accountable for work delegated to others
- Ensure working environment is conducive for learning and continuing development of staff
- Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters, and/or less experienced staff, and provide advice/training to team members
- Demonstrate basic IT/standard keyboard skills
- Demonstrate leadership skills
The post holder will:
- Undertake mandatory training as required
- Participate in own annual Personal Development Review
- Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members
- Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy
- Follow all Trust Policies, local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances
- Implement policies for the service, proposing changes to these, and advising other external agencies about these changes or developments
- Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy
- Contribute to clinical audit as required
- Complete the staff survey as required
- Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required
- Be aware of performance and contribute as required
- Be aware of contractual arrangements, local and national, ensuring targets are met
Skills, abilities and knowledge
Personal and people development
Certificate of Sponsorship
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