HCA/Social Care Assessor - Hospital Discharge IToCC - Crewe

Posted 11 August 2023
Salary £16 per hour
Job type Temporary
Discipline Nursing JobsHealthcare assistant

Job description

Maxxima’s HCA Team is currently recruiting for experienced Health Care Assistants/Social Care Assessors to join the team for a full-time role based in the Crewe area.

These roles will be working locally in the Crewe area supporting hospital discharge teams with care needs assessments.

Position: Health Care Assistant/Social Care Assessors
Location: Crewe/Mid Cheshire
Hours: 3 per week, 21 hours shift patterns vary
Duration: 3 months initially
Essential skills:
You will need to be a driver for this role to be able to travel to different venues.
The IToCC role was originally implemented to support the swift discharge of patients from Leighton Hospitals into the correct placement thus reducing discharge times/bed blocking and re admissions.
The primary responsibility of the ITOCC is to act as an independent and unbiased liaison on behalf of care providers in relation to undertaking assessments of the situations surrounding a safe discharge which do not include statutory assessments, but which meet the needs of the individual. Other responsibilities include liaising with the care providers to obtain information about the patient and facilitate flow of information between the hospital, the home, Adult Social Care, and the hospital Discharge Team.
  • To provide a trusted assessment function through Independent Transfer of Care Coordinators.
  • To work with existing care home residents who have been admitted to hospital and require assessment prior to transferring back to the care home.
  • To also support with admission avoidance, linking in with rapid response, reablement and care at home providers to avoid delays to support hospital flow.
  • To work alongside the rapid response, reablement service and the British Red Cross service to appropriately signpost and ensure hospital flow.
  • The individual would need at least 5 years’ experience in a health or social care setting and experience in completing assessments without prejudice.
  • A basic understanding of the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act would be preferred

These positions are available asap and the pay rate for this role will be up to £16 per hour (umbrella rate).

Main responsibilities of this vacancy:
Preferably we would like one band 4 Health Care Assistant or Social Care Assessor. The assessments will either be completed whilst the patient is on the ward before discharge or at the patients’ usual place of residence. The assessment template has already been developed, this is a long standing service for CHS/HSS and the current worker is moving roles internally. We require a short-term replacement until we renew the contract in Dec/Jan. Training will be provided by the current worker and ideally we would like to fill the role and complete induction training as soon as possible. To reduce mileage costs we would also need the worker to live relatively close and be able to drive to different locations to complete assessments.
Essential requirements of this vacancy:
  • The individual would need at least 5 years’ experience in a health or social care setting and experience in completing assessments without prejudice
  • You must be willing to fully register with our agency.

If you are interested in this role, please apply by clicking the apply button. Or if you would like more details about this role, contact the team today, we always have time to take your call.

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