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Equipment Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Home Loan Service/Community Equipment
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
30 hours per week
Job ref
395-EA002-19
Site
Orsett
Town
Orsett, Essex
Salary
£17,787 - £20,448 p.a. pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing
22/01/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are seeking a part time (30 hours per week, 10.00 - 4.30 Monday-Friday) enthusiastic and committed Coordinator for our small, friendly but busy Community Equipment Service. Based in the Thurrock area, we work closely with nurses and therapists to loan specialist disability and nursing equipment to patients in the community.

This is an important and rewarding role in supporting the provision of a smooth and efficient administrative service to the Community Equipment Service function. You will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to learn quickly. In return for your commitment and expert skills, you will enjoy being part of a busy team with the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a real contribution in enabling patients to remain safe within their homes.

If you have the following requirements this post could be for you:
• 2 years office experience (NHS preferred)
• Experience in email/word/excel/SystmOne
• Ability to use own initiative.

Main responsibilities of this post include
• Processing equipment requests for patients in the community and checking clinical reasoning against eligibility criteria using IT systems
• Communicating with various stakeholders regarding equipment requests
• Inputting equipment request information into the patients record within SystmOne
• Assisting to manage the equipment budget by checking monthly supplier reports and dealing with charging queries
• Coordinating the collection of equipment and minimising the amount of lost equipment

Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are successful at interview for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £1,733).

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jennifer Freeman
Senior Administrator

Telephone Number: 0300 555 1201 ext. 52978
e mail address: Jennifer.freeman@nelft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2