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Placement Officer – Continuing Health Care (CHC) Team

Job Description

South East Commissioning Support Unit provides support to commissioners working in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities, primary care organisations and other health and social care agencies. Our aim is to enhance patient care.

We strive to continually exceed customer expectations through delivering expert support, advice, innovations and cost efficiencies.

If you are considering a career with us – and we hope that you will – we want talented people who can help build this new environment.

We are bringing together teams with experience and expertise across a range of disciplines, people who are passionate about improving patient care, share a common purpose and are focused on delivering services that our clients need and want. We operate a flexible working model and staff may work at any of our sites.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those we serve, as well as complying with best practice in the application of safeguarding.

Some roles require working with children or vulnerable adults. A Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be required as part of the pre-employment checking process, and rechecking will be required as and when determined by the relevant policy.

All staff (paid or unpaid) have responsibility to follow the guidance laid out in safeguarding policies and related policies, and to pass on any safeguarding concerns using the required safeguarding procedures. All staff will be required to complete annual safeguarding training for adults and children.

For further information, please visit the NHS England website.

This post forms part of the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Team which provides a single point of access for all Continuing Healthcare referrals. The key function of this post is to coordinate and lead the process of securing appropriate placements and support for eligible Continuing Healthcare patients. This will include building effective relationships with relevant professionals and key stakeholders (i.e. Patients and their families, nurse assessors, PHB brokers, Local Authorities, hospital discharge teams, placements providers). The post holder will be based at either our Wimbledon offices or the Croydon CCG offices at Bernard Wetherill House, Croydon.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working (375 hours per week) it should be pro rata for part time working.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you need any adjustments for the interview.

Benefits of working with us:
As well as the chance to develop your career, SECSU offers attractive salaries, pension and conditions, including a minimum of 27 days' holiday per year rising to 29 days after 5years’ service and 33 days after 10 years.
Attracting the best talent calls for more than just a good financial package and stimulating work. That's why we've created an environment where all our people, whatever their commitments outside of work, can flourish. From flexible hours and career breaks to job sharing and homeworking, we're committed to providing a truly healthy work life balance.
Your development is at the heart of our culture. It contributes to an engaging and positive workplace for all staff, helping us to deliver a differentiated service to our clients and customers. To this end, we have an in-house Learning and Development Team, who will design and deliver bespoke personal and team development, using a blended approach of diagnostics and activities.

Applying to SECSU
In preparation for the recruitment process we would encourage you to:
• Consider the Essential Criteria set out in the Person Specification as these are the criteria we will be using to assess you for suitability for interview.
• Tailor your application to SECSU

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