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Health and Social Care Coordinator, Band 4

£21,089 to £23,761 p.a.
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

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The Shaftesbury Hub based at the Westminster Memorial hospital in Shaftesbury in North Dorset is looking for a Health and Social Care Co-ordinator to join our team. This role is an exciting and developing role across the county. It is pivotal to bring services together in order to provide seamless care for frail and vulnerable individuals in our locality and it is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of developments in community services

You will need to have excellent organization skills and be a skilled communicator, as the role is integral to the development of integrated and coordinated services. A good level of IT experience/computer skills is required as you will be managing data on a daily basis. You would need to have previous experience in a health or social care environment and have excellent administration skills to communicate between primary care, community services and hospitals, local authority, acute trusts and voluntary services.

You will work alongside clinicians, patients, carers, statutory and voluntary agencies connected to the care of the individual patient to proactively support an effective assessment and the development of an integrated personal plan of care, to assist in avoidance of unplanned admissions and facilitate timely hospital discharge.

The hours of work will be 37.5 over 5 days which may include weekends and bank holidays. Full driving license and access to a car for work is essential as you will need to travel to meetings.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vanessa White - Team Lead for the Shaftesbury Integrated Community Rehab Team on 01747 475253

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


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