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Senior Associate - Nurse Assessor

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.

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the NHS Continuing Healthcare Team in SECSU working in the borough of Croydon.

The role involves undertaking assessments and reviews using the tools and procedures as detailed in The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing care.

We are looking to recruit experienced, confident Registered General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health with excellent communication, assessment and people skills.

Your background will include experience in older people, palliative care and dementia.

In return for your commitment and expertise we can offer you flexible working, part time or full time positions and the support of a highly motivated and friendly team.

We currently have one position available at Band 6 with a proven track record of working in this challenging and complex field of work.

It is important to note that you will need the ability to travel to a variety of locations to undertake this work across the Croydon borough. Your base will be the CCG Offices located at Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon.

Interviews will be held on the 11th November 2016.

Informal visits or discussions regarding any of these positions are warmly welcomed, please contact Jane Hill on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) .

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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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