To apply for this vacancy please visit: https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/jobs/details.aspx?jobId=3273&jobTitle=Social%20Worker
The Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) works closely with Health Professionals and Age Connects to provide discharge planning support to all citizens 65 years and over resident in the Vale of Glamorgan whilst they are in hospital.
The Team is based at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) and consists of Social Workers and Accommodation Discharge Co-ordinators who work in partnership with Health Professionals and Discharge Support Officers (Age Connects) to assist in planning and arranging the safe discharge of adults from the Princess of Wales Hospital, University Hospital of Wales (St David’s Hospital Cardiff), University Hospital Llandough and Barry Hospital.
The Social Work team provide a liaison between the hospital wards, citizens and their families to develop a Care and Support Plan that enables identified needs to be met and focuses on wellbeing outcomes being promoted in order to maintain safety, independence and quality of life when discharged from hospital. In order for this to be achieved social workers work as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) attending safe discharge planning meetings/best interest meetings/Continuing Health Care Meetings to facilitate safe timely discharge.