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Location: Preston Royal & Chorley District Hospitals

Salary: £24,150 FTE

Hours: 35 or 24.5hrs per week

(Please state which role you are applying for on your application)

 

There are two positions available 35 hours per week and 24.5 hours per week. There could be some flexibility in the working hours dependent on the candidates. Working between the times of 9am – 8pm. Inclusive of weekends, currently averaging 1 in 3. The working pattern will be over a rota. Each working day will be a 7-hr day shift for full time including some Bank Holidays (double time paid for BH’s)

There will be opportunities to work additional hours to cover for sickness and holidays if desired.

“Are you looking for a role that is varied and challenging, where you have the potential to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Lancashire”.

If so, we have the role for you! We are recruiting two Hospital Aftercare Service Coordinators who will be based at Preston and Chorley Hospitals.

Nobody wants to stay in hospital for longer than they need to and the current pressure on the NHS to discharge patients as soon as they are medically fit is considerable. Our service supports hospital discharges across the Central Lancashire area for anyone over 18 years old or who may have suffered a period of illness that has affected their independence. In providing this service, we can:

  • Take patients home directly from the hospital, help them settle in and make them feel safe.
  • Provide continued support to clients for up to six weeks to help them retain or regain their independence.

We work closely with  health and social care professionals and a range of other agencies to encourage clients to access services that will improve their outcomes.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience/knowledge of working with vulnerable or older people.
  • An ability to provide a person-centred approach, always promoting independence.
  • The ability to work well within a team and able to use their own initiative.
  • The ability to communicate effectively across a wide range of people. 
  • Able to manage a busy workload, keeping accurate records and assessments.  
  • A full driving Licence, appropriate Insurance cover and a suitable car for use in your role.

This is a hugely rewarding role for the right person. If you are passionate about making a difference and have empathy towards others, then we would love to hear from you. We know you will understand why we want to make sure we get the right person with the right key requirements - skills, experience, attributes, and abilities to join our team, so is important that you tell us about it on your application form or CV.

Please note there is no personal care within this role.

Benefits include:

  • Full training and comprehensive induction while being paid.
  • Access to Employee assistance programme. 
  • Pension scheme. 
  • Paid annual leave. 
  • Staff discount card for hundreds of Highstreet shops and online services.
  • Travel expenses will be paid for all journeys required for work, excluding travel from home to base.
  • Hospital metered parking will also be paid for costs incurred carrying out your role.

 DBS: This post is eligible for an enhanced DBS check and all the associated costs will be met by the employee. 

 

Please send completed applications or your current  CV to recruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk 

More information and an application form can be downloaded below or please email recruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk.

Equality & Diversity: Age UK Lancashire are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Please complete the attached form to allow us to monitor our applicant and staff diversity.

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