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Discharge Co-Ordinator
NHS AfC: Band 5
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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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09/04/2018 23:59
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Band 5 Discharge Co-Ordinator ED/EAU

NHS AfC: Band 5

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014 and 2015)

An exciting new learning and development opportunity has arisen within the current Discharge Coordinator team. So if you would like to take on a new challenge and you consider yourself proactive and are good at problem solving and work well within a multi-disciplinary team this may be of interest to you!

If you are an efficient worker with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills and able to work under pressure whilst remaining focused on safe good quality care, seeking a new personal challenge we look forward to your application.

There is a newly created position within the ED In reach /AMU team working 30 hours per work over 5 days a week (Monday to Friday). You will need at least 2 years post registration experience and a sound clinical background and a valid NMC registration are essential in this role. We are seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and self-motivated Band 5 with a ‘can do’ mindset and a strong interest in patient flow.

If successful you will be part of a fantastically motivated and forward thinking team who constantly strive to give the highest standards of care which involves our patients being discharged in a timely manner.

You will work closely with our ward co-ordinators to identify discharges and to ensure everything is in place for the patient to move safely to the transfer lounge and then home, through liaison with our partnership social workers, care homes and families.

You will represent the unit at our Trust discharge meetings where we highlight issues with discharges

The post holder should have up to date knowledge of current issues in patient flow and changes within the NHS. The role is challenging and instrumental to the day to day operations within the Trust.

For further information or to express interest in the role, please contact

Matron Su Hobbs

AMU, GPAU, ED and Site Managers. Bleep: 7109 Ext: 2339 Email:

Closing Date: 9 April 2018

Interview Date TBA

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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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