An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Watford General Hospital Integrated Discharge Team for an Advanced Practitioner. Watford IDT is a busy, progressive team, supporting residents of Hertfordshire home from hospital as quickly and safely as possible. Watford IDT sits within the wider Herts Valleys Hospital Discharge Service supporting people home from acute hospitals, community hospitals and their post discharge follow up.
To improve outcomes for service users, Herts Valleys Hospital Discharge Service support a 7-day service. The successful candidate will therefore be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering a weekend. The successful candidate will be based on site at Watford General Hospital. The successful applicant will be able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, key legislation, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda, and Individual Budgets.
Key responsibilities of the Advanced Practitioner post include:
- Support excellent practice within the team; compliance with relevant policies and procedures and an effective performance management approach to support the learning and development of the team.
- To inspire, lead, manage and nurture a team of professionals (Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Community Care Officers) that can operate innovatively and creatively in order to meet the needs of Hertfordshire citizens.
- Support the rapid and accurate triage of referrals to maintain hospital flow.
- Deputise for the Deputy Team Manager when required.
You must be a registered Social Worker with experience in practice. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence the workings of other services and you will be a skilled communicator who can work with competing demands for services. You will be confident in supporting others to improve their practice and be competent with providing feedback to others.
For an informal discussion on the role please contact Team manager Beth Appleton on 07812 322920.
Closing Date: 2nd October 2022
Interview Date: W/C 10th October 2022
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.