West Berkshire Council

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Continuing Health Care Specialist

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £39,186 to £45,411 per annum (Grade J)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/05/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead on Continuing Healthcare Work in Adult Social Care. Previous experience of continuing health care work is essential for example in a similar lead role. The successful candidate should demonstrate specialist knowledge in undertaking continuing healthcare assessments and reviews in line with the National Framework for NHS Continuing Health Care and NHS Funded Nursing Care (Revised July 2022). The Post holder will be required to represent West Berkshire Council at multi-disciplinary meetings.     

Main duties and responsibilities of the job:

  • To ensure the Council and its staff act lawfully within the CHC framework.
  • To be a source of expertise for other practitioners with regards to Continuing Healthcare framework.
  • To continuously advise, educate, support, and attend meetings with staff with regard to their case work with individuals and the CHC framework.
  • To provide a programmed of training and awareness raising to all WBC staff in the details of the NHS framework
  • By ongoing input develop a workforce that is both confident and competent to implement the NHS Framework
  • Attending multi-disciplinary meetings to complete Decision Support Tool Form
  • To act as case manager for a number of high costs, complex individuals and apply for CHC
  • To meet with families and carers to explain the CHC process and benefits.
  • To work with the NHS CHC team to complete joint assessments and reviews for the CHC process
  • To identify individuals across all care groups that have potential eligibility for CHC funding.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a pro-active approach
  • Is able to develop good productive working relationship with colleagues and external organisations
  • Advocate on behalf of service users when this is necessary
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good communication and assessment skills
  • Is resilient.
  • Able to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrate good team working skills and dynamics.

The successful candidate will join a friendly and supportive work environment within a well-established team of other specialists and professionals.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Hannah Cole on 07747478728

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

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