Vulnerable Adult Assistant Practitioner - #35272

University Hospital Southampton

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Southampton
Contract type: Full time
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will receive referrals from clinical staff and will spend time talking with each patient, so you understand the issues they are experiencing from their perspective.
Your intervention will include identification of relevant psychosocial problems, risk assessment, information giving, signposting and referral to specialist and community services.
You will make safeguarding referrals for adults and their children.
You will liaise with clinicians, safeguarding teams and multi-agency partners from specialist and community services to formulate safe management plans.
You will act as the patient’s advocate, helping them to achieve the outcomes they desire and, in doing so, will promote their health, safety and wellbeing.
You will support patients in times of crisis and, in doing so, will gain immense satisfaction from helping them access the services they need. For many, this will create positive changes in their lives.
You will help the clinical team to provide a safe and supportive environment for patients with learning disability and dementia.
You will provide supervision, mentoring and training to less experienced team members. You will contribute to service development, including audit, and will support the process of developing anticipatory care plans for some of our patients with High Intensity Service Use.


You will have:

Experience of working with patients with psychosocial needs in a client-focused health or social care setting.
Experience of supporting the identification & reporting of adult and child safeguarding concerns.
A good understanding of mental capacity, confidentiality and consent when applied to working with vulnerable adults.
A professional appearance, as well as good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
The ability to manage your own time and work independently, but also work collaboratively within teams.
As a minimum, education to GCSE (or equivalent) standard, with a pass in English and possess an NVQ3 or equivalent level of experience.

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