Specialist Practitioner - Continuing Health Care
Essex, GB
1d ago
source : WorkinSocialCare


Salary : 34,000 to 42,000 per annum pro rata, on appointment with performance related progression to 50,400

Permanent part time contract 18.5 hours per week

The Role

  • This is one of four roles across the function who are responsible for managing the complex caseload relating to NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC);
  • each post is aligned to a geographical area (locality).

    The roles will act as the lead professional in a multi-disciplinary context and will require extensive collaboration with internal and external partners.

    These roles will also have responsibility for the practice development of others across the function in relation to this specialism.

  • The Adult Operations function delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable adults and their families. These services are delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes.
  • Access, assessment and care management is a rapidly changing service area, moving from providing a service to the citizens of Essex, to engaging citizens fully in delivering a service in partnership with them.
  • The role will require the post holder to work across a range of client groups having lead responsibility on NHS continuing healthcare;
  • identifying cases potentially eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding; to supporting practitioners in preparing cases for presentation to panel.

  • The post-holder will have a small complex caseload; relating to NHS CHC. In addition to which they will be required to co-work CHC Cases with practitioners within their locality teams;
  • improving standards, adhering to the National Framework, Practice Guidance and Tools, ensuring best practice; and taking responsibility for improving the quality of social care assessments in relation to NHS continuing healthcare eligibility; consideration.

    Role Specific Accountabilities

  • To take a lead on particular aspects of NHS continuing healthcare as necessary to ensure the National Framework is being consistently and equitably applied to Essex residents.
  • To work in partnership with relevant stakeholders and Commissioners to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Undertake administrative duties and maintain clear and professional records of mentoring, training and for assessment and review work progress for each service user, to record this on the relevant electronic recording system to ensure best practice.
  • This includes following professional guidelines and ECC's policies on protecting service user data and records, maintaining the confidentiality of information as appropriate.

  • To provide high quality case management support to key workers / teams to actively identify cases potentially eligible for NHS continuing healthcare and to support key workers as needed to progress those cases successfully from the Checklist stage through to presentations at continuing healthcare panels.
  • To provide guidance, support, mentoring and expert advice on NHS continuing healthcare to social care staff. This will involve the individual delivering training;
  • to relevant stakeholders; ensuring that are kept up to date regarding NHS CHC practice.

  • To provide mentoring, guidance and support to key workers to enable the production of high quality assessments to inform the Decision Support Tool and multi-disciplinary team recommendation on NHS continuing healthcare eligibility.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings for the completion of the Decision Support Tool; providing recommendations to the Commissioning Support Unit on eligibility for CHC.
  • Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

    Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business.

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