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Job summary

Main area
Discharge Team
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Fixed term: 6 months (This could also be considered as a six month secondment)
Hours
Full time - 7 day working
Job ref
151-AO403
Employer
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Frimley Park Hospital
Town
Frimely
Salary
£23,677 - £26,127 pa inc HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust logo

Discharge Care Co ordinator

NHS AfC: Band 4

Job overview

We are looking for a pro-active, highly motivated individual to join the discharge team at Frimley Park Hospital  in the role of a Discharge Care Co Ordinator.  You will be able to work both autonomously and as part of the discharge team.  The applicant will be expected to be enthusiastic, organised with excellent communication and IT skills

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to apply to join the discharge team based at Frimley Park Hospital on a 6 month secondment/fixed term contract.

You will be supporting in complex discharge planning for patients with complex health and social care needs,  across any clinical specialty at Frimley Park Hospital.  You will be required to work with members of the multidisciplinary team to guide patients and families through discharge to assess pathways. 

You 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 as part of a wide multidisciplinary team.

Working for our organisation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As part of an integrated Capacity and Discharge Team to work in partnership with social services and external stake holders, patients and their carers to proactively support and facilitate timely and safe discharge from hospital to home or onward care settings.

 

To provide a single point of contact on a named ward for patients, families, carers and associated people and co-ordinate/contribute to the safe and timely hospital discharge in partnership with other multi-disciplinary colleagues.

 

Maintain momentum of discharge planning throughout the entire process; supporting and working in partnership with other members of the MDT; doctors, nurses , occupational therapists , physiotherapists and other Hospital Assessment and Discharge Team members and constructively challenging where appropriate decisions with regards to discharge planning.

 

To screen all patients on admission and identify those who will require further social care assessment and input; complete the appropriate referral documentation and/or input directly to the relevant IT system to activate a referral or re-referral.

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience
  • Recent CPD
  • Recent experience of working in hospital or social care setting
  • Recent experience of discharge planning
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Katie Jo Tripp
Job title
Patient Access Matron
Email address
katie-jo.tripp@nhs.net
Telephone number
01252 649249
Additional information

Contact

Hazel Madden Senior Discharge Specialist Nurse 

07500053685