Hospital Discharge Worker

Employment
Contract Type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 5 March, 2021 - 09:00
Based: 
Sunderland
Fixed Salary
£17,108
Pro Rata
Employer: 
Age UK Sunderland

J O B  V A C A N C Y

Hospital Discharge Worker

21 hours per week, £17,108 pro rata per annum

Permanent Contract

This post will provide short-term practical help in client’s homes to older people returning home after discharge from hospital. The successful candidate will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital and a flexible approach to work is required. You must demonstrate empathy for older people and an understanding of issues that affect them. Possess a full, clean driving licence and have access to a car for work is essential.

This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosures

 

Age UK Sunderland

Job Description

Post Hospital Discharge Worker

Responsible To: CIT Living Well Link Manager

Location: Sunderland Royal Hospital

Purpose of Post

To work with the Manager to implement a successful hospital to home discharge service to promote enablement for people aged 60 and over without a formal care package or carer.

Job Description

  • To liaise with hospital staff and social work teams to target appropriate referrals to the hospital discharge service
  • To visit clients on the wards and in the hospital discharge lounge as appropriate
  • To support with the transition of clients from hospital to home
  • To visit clients in their home to undertake light house work, shopping and or companionship duties and other identified appropriate support.
  • Report to the Manager any issues concerning the client on and after discharge from hospital
  • To promote and encourage clients independence wherever possible
  • To refer or signpost clients to appropriate Age UK Sunderland and partner services
  • Keep client records accurate and up to date
  • To advertise and promote the service
  • Assist in an effective monitoring and evaluation system
  • Assist in monitoring health outcomes of clients
  • To maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • To abide by and implement all policies and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware corporately and as an individual for Health and Safety.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post as requested by the Director

 

Person Specification

Post Hospital Discharge Worker

Responsible To: CIT Living Well Link Manager

Location: Sunderland Royal Hospital

Essential Criteria

  • Understand the pressures and difficulties facing older people
  • Have experience of working with older people providing practical support
  • Be able to work flexibly and with motivation
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills working with a number of partners.
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have record keeping skills
  • Be honest, reliable, and trustworthy and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Be I.T. literate with experience of word processing and database
  • Car user and use of own transport essential

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check

 

To request an application pack you can email enquiries@ageuksunderland.org.uk or download one directly from our website www.ageuksunderland.org.uk. Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland. SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for this role.

Closing Date: Friday 5th March 2021 at 9am prompt

Interview Date: Thursday 11 March 2021