Community In-Reach Team Lead - IHSS (ICAT)

Band 7

Main area
ICG Community
Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Royal Blackburn Hospital
£31,696 to £41,787 Per annum
27/02/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Community Matron-

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 nurse leader to provide in-reach support to the Royal Blackburn Hospital site as part of the Intensive Home Support Service (IHSS).

IHSS is a community based service that provides a rapid response to avoid unnecessary hospital admission. The service also works with colleagues across the RBH site to support timely discharges.

This new role will work with IHSS staff and hospital based teams to facilitate the deflection and discharge of patients into a range of community services. The post holder will provide managerial support and clinical leadership to the rotational IHSS staff at RBH and work with MDT’s to ensure full knowledge of community based services. They will also link into the Clinical Flow Team and Integrated Discharge Service on a daily basis to understand the pressure points in the system in order to guide the support required from community based services.

The post will require excellent communication skills and enhanced clinical and diagnostic skills. Main duties include (please see job description for more details):

  •  To provide clinical leadership and managerial support for the onsite IHSS staff delivering deflection and step down services.
  • To support clinically the development of all pathways that bridge the gap between acute and community services building on the emerging Home First and D2A pathways.
  • To liaise on a daily basis (and throughout the day) with key points of contact such as Site Management, IDS and RAU leads.
  • To attend and contribute to daily Clinical Flow meetings to understand the best deployment of the IHSS supporting resources.
  • To work clinically to case find (working with MDTs) patients suitable for early supported discharge, deflection and Home First.
  • To attend and contribute to meetings to develop the pathways within the remit of this role i.e. respiratory pathway, frailty pathway, D2A, Home First.
  • To act as the main point of contact for any issues in relation to the delivery of IHSS services on the hospital site.
  • Ensuring effective communication and sharing of appropriate information amongst professionals to avoid conflicting treatments.
  • Take an active role in the promotion of health and the prevention of ill-health.
  • Work collaboratively across organisational boundaries e.g. Health, social Care, voluntary and Independent sector to support the effective provision of health and social care services developing a robust partnership approach.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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