lackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our Strategic Vision For 2020 Is

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce” .

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

The Single Point of Discharge service at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to offer exciting opportunities following a successful 10 month pilot and invite applications for experienced, highly enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Single Point of Discharge (SPoD) provides hospital based staff a central route to refer and access community based services to support and facilitate patient discharge.

As a Band 7 Senior Single Point of Discharge Co-ordinator you will be involved in developing pathways and processes to triage and assess patients, working towards the vision of ‘Right patient, right place, right time’ improving the hospital to home experience promoting a ‘Home First’ culture.

You will be responsible for the identification and co-ordination of appropriate discharge pathways for patients, developing integrated working relationships with Health and Social Care colleagues. You will also be required to perform complex assessments of patients on the acute wards to facilitate clinical decision making and complete assessments of patients within their own environment to determine ongoing rehabilitation, care or equipment needs emphasising ‘Home First’ principles.

Candidates will need to be forward thinking and have a problem solving approach, with excellent communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. They will also work with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in order to provide a patient-centred service working to identify patient needs to facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

Successful applicants will have access to clinical supervision, in-service training and will be supported in their learning and development with an individualised job plan.

The post will include weekend working and Bank Holiday cover on a rota basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new and developing service to ensure patients receive enhanced discharge planning, continuity of care and a seamless transition between care providers beyond the acute hospital environment.

A Bit More About Us And The Surrounding Area

Although Blackpool is, of course, a famous seaside destination that attracts millions of visitors every year, you might be surprised at the breadth and variety of scenery on offer in this particular part of North-West England. They go way beyond the town itself and are part of what makes us such an attractive place to work.

It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.