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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Health and Social Care Coordinator

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£25,147 to £27,596

Posted Date

8 April 2024

Herne Bay

Closing Date

14 April 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Health and Social Care Coordinator to join our strong and progressive East Kent team.

You will be based at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Herne Bay and will be required to travel across East Kent.

You will support adults with long term conditions living primarily in the East Kent area by enabling them to access and engage with wider health and social care sectors to improve their overall health and wellbeing, by aiming to improve self management and unnecessary hospital admissions due to crisis.

You will share the CARE values of the trust and work within a close-knit group of people who bring the feeling of community to the team through their hard work and dedication to the people of the area.

The Health and Social Care Coordinator Team consists of 4 team members that deal with incoming referrals between the hours of 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

The Health and Social Care Coordinator role is integral in the development and coordination of the Community Hub Operational Centres.

You will be responsible for ensuring that patients are referred on to the most appropriate health, social and/or voluntary organisations in a timely manner. A telephone call or face to face assessment in the patient's home environment may be required to ascertain the needs of the patient.

Here at KCHFT we are constantly working to improve the lives of our staff and our patients. We care for you so you can care for your patients.

Our "We Care" strategy that we will follow until 2028 means that our ambitions are to put our communities first, deliver a better patient experience and importantly, be a great place to work for all of our workforce.

These aren't just empty words either. At our "Outstanding" rated trust more than half of our workforce work flexibly, including compressed hours and term time only. More than 70% of our workforce feel we take positive action on health and wellbeing, and we aim to improve this. We are proud to say that we consistently score above the national average in our staff survey results, particularly for our focus on the well-being of our workforce.

And with the forward NHS vision being based on community care, there has never been a better time to join us.

Additional Working Pattern: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description
Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 22nd April.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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