Newcastle Upon Tyne

Social Worker (Heart and Lung Transplantation)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time

£29,577 - £32,910 or £33,782 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (£19,185.00 - £21,347.00 per annum ACTUAL or £21,912.00 - £24,577.00 per annum ACTUAL)

This is an opportunity to be part of Newcastle’s Cardiopulmonary Transplant Service, which specializes in heart and lung transplant for people with heart failure or life-threatening lung disease. Patients can be from anywhere in the UK. As a specialist social worker, you would be required to:

• Complete social circumstances assessments to inform MDT decisions on transplantation

• Evaluate risk arising from psycho-social factors

• Participate in MDT decision-making

• Give advice and support to people who are to receive a transplant, who are awaiting a suitable donor, or those who have received donor organs and are in recovery, on matters that affect their social circumstances, such as benefits or housing

• Engage with other local authorities and CCGs to support people to access necessary services and support in their locality

The successful candidate would be one of two social workers in a predominantly NHS multi-disciplinary team but would also be based in a wider hospital social work team which is part of Newcastle City Council. Line management and supervision is provided by an experienced social work manager.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Jamie Feather, Team Manager

0191 213 7393

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

9 December 2021

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