Team Manager - Hospital Discharge
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Team Manager in Islington’s Discharge service. The post will be for up to 6 months.You must have experience in managing a health or social care team, hold a relevant Social Work qualification, be HCPC registered and have Safeguarding Adults Manager training.
The Discharge service is a newly established health and social care team designed in response to the Government-and NHS-mandated guidance to facilitate faster hospital discharges in light of the Covid19 crisis.
The role will be include providing leadership, direction and supervision to team members who comprise of dedicated senior practitioners, social workers and therapists working from home and across different hospital and intermediate care settings (UCLH, Whittington and St Pancras hospitals). They will provide complex case management advice to staff, chair Safeguarding meetings, assist in Mental Capacity assessments and Best Interest decisions, attend and represent the Council at regular hospital/partner meetings, and respond to discharge delays/escalations. This is also an opportunity to further expand on and embed strength-based practice into a wide and varied well-established workforce.
We are looking for a candidate who has strong communication skills, be well organised and adaptable to change, and show a commitment and drive to uphold high standards of care across the service. It is essential to have a good working knowledge of relevant and updated legislative duties, guidance and government policies.
The post holder will report to the Discharge services’ Service Lead and provide support to the Head of Service and Assistant Director where required.
We currently offer a 7-day service from 8am-8pm, therefore there will be a requirement to be part of a 7-day rota (including Bank Holidays) with other managers. Out of hours and Bank Holiday pay rates will be applied. The role is based in the community however candidates will be working remotely/from home as per current Covid19 guidance.