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Discharge Service
Band 7
12 months fixed term
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Manchester Royal Infirmary
£37,570- £43,772 p.a
26/06/2019 23:59
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Discharge Manager

Band 7

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a pro-active professional to join our Discharge Service in a key role. As a discharge Manager We’ll rely on you to ensure that the most complex patients in the Trust and beyond are supported to receive relevant care and discharge that meets their needs and wishes. This is a challenging but rewarding role in which you will enjoy plenty of variety – from supporting a patient who wishes to go home to die, to performing assessments and arranging rehabilitation post-acute illness. You’ll be working with friendly, focused senior staff ensuring that you will always have plenty of team support in this autonomous role. You’ll become an integral part of a department that is dedicated to improving outcomes for patients and ensuring they receive the right care, in the right place. Due to a recent integration with Manchester Local Care Organisation the Service is evolving to meet demands and as we shape future services and delivery this role may adapt over the next year which is why these posts are for a 12 month fixed period. Therefore 7 day working and shift work cannot be excluded.

An adaptable, resilient and visible leader, you will have a person-centred approach and an analytical attitude to solving complex problems in order to inform decision making whilst ensuring consideration is given to both the individual and wider picture. Excellent communications skills are essential for liaising with patients, their families and colleagues, and you will have plenty of vision, supported by a forward-thinking attitude. It is essential that you have a registered professional qualification (Nursing/Allied Health Professional) and you will have sufficient experience at Band 6 AFC or above. In return to your rewarding role we will support you with a preceptorship period and opportunities for further training to enhance your CPD portfolio.

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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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Hazel Branney on 0161 276 4608 / 07442922122, email