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Discharge Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden
£36,481 - £44,044 pa inc
24/02/2020 23:59

The RM is a world leading Cancer Centre specialising in diagnosis treatment care education and research. It plays a vital role in pioneering and improving cancer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered nurse or a qualified social worker with extensive discharge planning experience to join the Discharge Team at The Royal Marsden Chelsea site.

You will work with the MDT to facilitate the effective flow and discharge of patients work alongside the ward nursing staff to coordinate discharge plans Identify ‘internal’ discharge delays and work with the MDT to ‘unblock’ these delays to enable the timely discharge of patients

You will support the wards with discharge planning, including specialist assessments under the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded nursing care.

You will also coordinate discharge plans for patients with complex health care needs

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with a flair for problem solving and the ability to work well under pressure.

You will need to have the ability to work flexibly and independently but also enjoy the experience of being part of a wide multidisciplinary team working with clinical and non-clinical teams.
The post holder will enjoy the challenges of a complex role whilst gaining the job satisfaction that is achieved from working closely with patients and families.

A broad overview of responsibilities includes providing support to and working extensively with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency staff to co-ordinate complex discharge planning for those patients who require on-going care following discharge from hospital, including monitoring of Delayed Transfers of Care.

Candidates will need to have excellent organisational and negotiation skills and a detailed knowledge of care needs documentation, e.g. health needs assessments,
continuing health care assessments, continuing care checklists, decision support tools and mental capacity assessments.

You should be a Registered nurse or a Qualified Social Worker with a working knowledge in an acute hospital setting.

You will also need to have excellent communication skills which will enable you to work sensitively with patients and families at what can be a very difficult time in their lives.
In return we offer the opportunity to work for an organisation that prides itself on dedicating time and resources so that all staff has access to continuing education and who are encouraged to develop their skills so they feel competent and confident in their role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Connie Lewis 

Discharge Lead

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Support Team
01629 690825