Nurse Assessor /Continuing Care Coordinator

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)is responsible for planning, commissioning, and buying health services for people living and working in South West London. As a CCG, we’re a membership organization made up of over 180 GP practices within South West London. We serve just under 1.5 million people across our six diverse boroughs: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth. We manage local healthcare budgets of over £2.3 billion and commission a range of health services on behalf of our residents. The services that we’re responsible for include primary care (the services received at your GP practices), hospital treatment, rehabilitation services, urgent and emergency care, community health services, mental health and learning disability services.

Please note: applications from NHS staff in London at risk of redundancy will be given priority.

The NHS in South West London is working on a long term plan to transform local health services for both emergency and planned hospital care, primary and community services, cancer and mental health. It has an ambitious agenda for improving health services and is implementing one of the largest sustainability and transformation programmes in the NHS, which includes a significant reconfiguration of services across multiple organisations.

The vision for health in South West London is that:
People live longer, healthier lives. They are supported to look after themselves and those they care for. They have access to high quality, joined up health and care services when they need them that deliver better health outcomes and a lower cost of provision to the system.

To support this vision, a single South West London Clinical Commissioning Group (SWL CCG) has been formed to commission high quality, effective and joined up health care for the population of the 6 South West London boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth). The SWL CCG will retain a strong local presence and focus within each of the boroughs whilst working together in key areas across South West London to deliver transformed and sustainable services.

Each borough has a local arrangement for the delivery of the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare Care [CHC] supported by a central team. Akey component of the CHC service is the requirement to provide assurance to the borough senior management team and to the Deputy Director Deputy Director of Commissioning, Mental Health, Children, and Complex Care (Merton and Wandsworth) and  Continuing Health Care (SWL)  that the service model is compliant with The National Framework and meets the requirements of the NHSE  Assurance Framework.

The CHC team also works closely with the London Borough of Sutton in relation to continuing care assessments process and local acute to support the D2A pathways.  SWL CCG is part of the AQP framework for commissioning nursing home placements and domiciliary care packages for those individuals eligible to receive Fully Funded NHS continuing healthcare. The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of the clinical team clinic and oversight of the commissioning team and administration team. Ensuring that the practice of the team is one that places the individual at the centre of decision making to deliver a high standard of care with the focus on quality and experience.  

This post is to support the CHC team to undertake the delayed Continuing care assessments and reviews due to the COVID emergency. The post holder will be undertaking assessments observing social distancing undertaking visits to nursing homes and virtually using Teams meetings. There will be a full orientation program and this post offers the opportunity to develop knowledge in the National Framework for Fully Funded NHS Continuing Healthcare, communication, assessment skills and work independently organizing your calendar and work. The postholder will be supported by a buddy following orientation and with regularly one to one’s with the band 7.

We are looking for a knowledgeable Healthcare Professional with current NMC Registered Nurse qualification with understanding of the National Framework for Fully Funded NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care [revised March 2018] and good assessment and communication skills and the ability to organize own workload.  At interview candidates, will be required to demonstrate  understanding  of the framework and demonstrate the ability to work in a team and with key partners in the assessment and decision making process for CHC.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse or Registered Adult Mental Health Nurse or Registered Nurse for Learning Disabilities with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in clinical practice and working within a role that requires understanding of the National Framework Individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination.

For further information please contact Karen Haviland Deputy Head  of Continuing Care on  or  020 8687- 4802

Reference: 40909730

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