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Clinical Team Navigator (Nurse or Paramedic) - Clinical Hub

Band 7

Main area
Emergency Operations Centre
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
308-LAS111-0301
Site
Waterloo & Newham
Town
London
Salary
£49,036 - £55,049 per annum including HCAS (depending on location)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

 

We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.

 

In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

 

By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Job overview

This is an exciting time to join the LAS to work in a unique clinical and management role as part of our continually developing Clinical Assessment Service (CAS).  You will enhance your skills and knowledge in a vital role that makes a difference to the lives of hundreds of patients every day.

Working within one of the 999 Emergency Operations Centres, you will provide clinical oversight of the 999 calls pending ambulance dispatch and identify calls that are suitable for clinical validation (telephone assessment), ensuring that patients are managed safely and effectively.

You will provide real-time clinical support to a team of multi-disciplinary clinicians as well as non-clinical staff within the 999 Emergency Operations Centre and to clinicians working on ambulances across the service as part of the Clinical Support Desk. You will be responsible for allocating calls to the clinical workforce, ensuring that patients are directed to the right care at the right time in the right place.

Along with real time clinical shift management, you will be the first line manager for clinicians within the Clinical Hub / Emergency Clinical Assessment Service (ECAS).

This is a rewarding challenge affording you the opportunity to learn new skills and further utilise your clinical expertise.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Team Navigator you will be responsible for various tasks when on duty:

  • CTN Single Point of Contact
  • Queue management
  • Clinical advice and support
  • Quality assurance and auditing
  • Management of your team
  • Face to face clinical shift

This role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team, as well as being able to make autonomous decisions.

There are a range of exciting benefits with this role, including bespoke clinical, managerial and leadership skills training, working from one of our newly designed dedicated clinical assessment areas, as well as the opportunity for further career progression.

You will need to be a registered nurse or paramedic with significant post qualification experience including recent demonstrable experience in emergency care with face to face patient contact. You must currently be able to undertake face to face clinical shifts.

Working for our organisation

For further information regarding the Clinical Assessment Service, this role and the recruitment process join us for our virtual drop-in sessions:

26th January 2023 1000-1100

1st February 2023 1330-1430

Join on the day by clicking below on your computer or mobile app:

Click here to join the meeting

Or for further information via email please contact us on lasamb.casrecruitment@nhs.net.

Successful candidates at shortlisting will be invited to attend assessment centres and interview, provisionally planned for the weeks of 20th February and 27th February 2023. It is envisaged that we will hold training from 27th March 2023. For external candidates who are unable to make this, further dates will be available later in the year. These dates are subject to change. Full course attendance is mandatory and will run full time for 2-3 weeks.

Post course you will be required to complete a minimum of ten mentored consolidation shifts in either Waterloo or Newham Emergency Operations Centre (please note parking is restricted at both sites but local parking is available and both have good public transport links). The mentoring shifts must be successfully completed within 6 weeks of the course. Ideally applicants will work the full 24/7 rota, however applications will be accepted for a minimum of 23 hours per week.

Maintaining patient facing clinical duties is important for our staff and we are committed to supporting this.

If you have applied for this role on a previous advert within the last 90 days and we’re unsuccessful at assessment centre please do not reapply. Those successful at assessment centre but unsuccessful at interview are eligible for fast-track to interview following shortlisting.”

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Post Holder will be based in the 999 Clinical Hub / Emergency Clinical Assessment Service supporting the multidisciplinary team by providing remote clinical assessment and maintaining safety of patients by:

  • Using specialist knowledge and skills to support delivery of a safe and effective
  • Managing the clinical call-back queue in order to optimise patient safety, experience and outcomes, through appropriate prioritisation of calls and utilisation of clinician resource
  • Providing clinical support and advice to patients and the multi-disciplinary ECAS team following the initial enquiries as part of a 24/7
  • Identifying appropriate calls based on clinical knowledge and experience to be assessed by Clinical Advisors.
  • Reviewing and maintaining clinical oversight of all calls waiting for an ambulance dispatch in the 999 Emergency Operations
  • Using professional clinical judgment, supported by a robust clinical triage system and the additional responsibility of clinical supervision, coaching and quality review of front-line
  • Supporting the team in achieving exceptional standards of patient safety and ultimate use of alternative care pathways and avoidance of unnecessary conveyances to Emergency
  • To seek continuous improvement across all elements of the Clinical
  • Maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in line with the Trusts Vision and

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Able to manage and develop staff performance / own or team performance)
  • Experience of training / coaching staff
  • Ability to make effective decisions
  • Effective communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines & prioritise own workload
  • Ability to negotiate with staff of all levels and disciplines

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of tele-health consultation and an understanding of associated clinical risk
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, providing support and leadership as appropriate, to achieve

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Brian Gardiner
Job title
Deputy General Manager
Email address
brian.gardiner@nhs.net
Telephone number
07770 702069