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Job Title: Hourly Lecturer
Patricia works within clinical practice as a consultant nurse for long term conditions.
This position was created to contribute to NHS priorities in relation to chronic disease management in primary and secondary care, as well as both patient and professional education related to the management of patients with long term conditions.
Her key responsibilities include the development of excellence in all aspects of care for individuals with long term conditions.
A specific requirement is to offer effective clinical leadership to everyone involved in chronic disease management teams, including specialist nursing teams and other staff involved in patient care.
The role requires ongoing review of the long term conditions generic pathway, and remodelling services and clinical roles that more appropriately meet health needs. This work involves collaboration and partnership working. For example, introducing a central triage for Telehealth; developing, implementing and providing ongoing clinical leadership of a virtual community ward, and developing bespoke professional development opportunities for health professionals wishing to develop advanced roles within clinical practice.
At least 50% of Patricia's time is spent in clinical practice and she holds a case load of patients and offers a case management approach to care for people living with complex health and social care needs related to their long term condition/s.
There are currently opportunities to develop the benefits of an integrated service. Regular clinical sessions support an acute care of the elderly (ACE) service and community-based rapid response team. This aims to provide clinically effective care to frail elderly people by providing timely, high quality, co-ordinated specialist care in the most appropriate setting, with the intention of maximising the benefits of being an integrated care organisation, and shifting care closer to home.
External Examiner: University of Kent.
Editorial Board Member: British Journal of Community Nursing.
Odeh, B., Philip, N., Kayyali, R., Elnabhani, S., Griffiths, C., Wigmore, B., Robinson, P. and Wallace, C.
Acceptability of telehealth by elderly patients.
In: British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting;
20-23 Nov 2013, Yorkshire.