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Band 5 Bed Coordinator - Bristol & Swindon

Band 5

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Band 5 Bed Coordinator
Band 5
Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 months
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Callington Road Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


The Bed Administration team act to monitor the use and availability of beds across the Trust in order to maximise occupancy and avoid unnecessary empty beds.

This role is split across two main sites, Callington Road Hospital in Bristol & Sandalwood Court in Swindon.

The Line Manager and Clinical lead for the team is Emma Lovell, Out of Area Placement Manager who co-ordinates and over sees any patient that requires an out of trust placement. The Bed Administration team then liaise with both out of trust providers and LDUs to assist in repatriation to an AWP bed as soon as possible.

This Band 5 position is interesting and varied working with clinicians of all levels and disciplines and operational staff to improve patient flow. Liaising with Private Healthcare providers and maintaining a Finance spread sheet, by receiving and checking invoices.  The post also involves designing audit tools and analysing/presenting producing reports.

The ideal candidate would be motivated and well organised. It would also suit someone who has previously worked in health and social care with good report writing and data handling skills. Applicants must have a good command of Word, Excel, and Outlook and communicate effectively at all levels as they will need to attend regular meetings to present audits project findings and reports.

A knowledge of Bed Management and or past involvement in this field in addition to data analysis is essential. Applicants need to have good report writing and data handling skills, have the ability to develop effective processes and prioritise your workload.

This post is responsible in providing supervision, support and appraising the Band 4 Bed administrator post.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Lovell, Out of Area Placement Manager, 0117 9195987  or

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731794