Band 6 Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessor (Permanent, Part-Time)

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Band 6 Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessor (Permanent, Part-Time) Job Reference: 462-SOMCCG51-20 Employer: Department: Continuing Health Care Team Location: Yeovil, Somerset Salary: £30,401 to £37,267 per annum, pro rata NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (Somerset CCG) is looking to recruit a permanent, part-time Band 6 Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessor to join the wider Quality and Nursing directorate. This role will require you to undertake CHC and Funded Nursing Care (FNC) assessments and reviews on patients who may be eligible or who may already be in receipt of funding this will include those in receipt of fast track funding at end of life and those in receipt of a Personal Health Budget (PHB). The nature of the role will include providing and receiving highly complex, sensitive and contentious information, communicating unwelcome financial decisions to members of the public and using interpersonal skills to overcome barriers to acceptance where there may be hostility and antagonism. Liaison is an integral part of the role and will take the form of regular contact by telephone, face to face meetings, written and electronic communication. You will need to be a registered nurse, mental health nurse or an allied health professional with excellent assessment and interpersonal skills, experience in CHC is desirable but not essential. This post is based at NHS Somerset CCG HQ - Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8HR. However, staff are currently based from home due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Please of the role may require you to travel to other locations across the county of Somerset to meet the needs of the service. Secondment opportunities will be considered. Previous applicants need not apply. For more information or an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please contact: Kate Parsons, Head of CHC Services for NHS Somerset CCG E-mail: Tel: This vacacy will close at midnight on Sunday 18 October 2020. Please note however, that this post may close sooner and without warning if we receive a large number of applications. Please read the attachment Recruitment Information listed before applying. We thank you in advance for your interest in working for Somerset CCG and look forward to receiving your application. NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is actively committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and appointments will be made on merit alone. All applicants will be informed via the NHS Jobs messaging service whether or not they have been shortlisted. It is important that applicants log in to NHS Jobs on a regular basis to check their account to read and respond to any messages they may have received. Full and correct information must be provided, as failure to do so could lead to applications being rejected or, if the post has been offered, to a withdrawal of the offer or to termination of employment. In submitting an application form, you authorise us to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post. If you do not authorise this, please state this clearly on your application form. Please note that if you are successful in your application you agree that our occupational health department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer (in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests). This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us. We take our organisational values and behaviours very seriously. Please familiarise yourself with them prior to applying. They are: Quality Improvement Integrated Working Personal Integrity Compassion Self-Awareness Please see the values and behaviours document below for more detail on each. Please also read all other relevant documents and links listed. Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ( ), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

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