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Discharge Co-Ordinator Internal Only

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term: 12 months (12 months)
Part time: 30 hours per week (5 days per week)
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Ward 16
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
02/03/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are looking to recruit a Discharge Coordinator to join our team on Ward 16 RLI. This post is  30 hours per week working over 5 days  Monday to Friday. This is currently a 12 month fixed term position with the potential to extend into a permanent position

This will be a ward based role, coordinating discharges to enable a reduction in length of hospital stay, reduction in readmission and increase the patient experience, quality and safety of discharge whilst supporting members of the MDT.

If you feel you can fulfil the requirements and would like to take the opportunity and are either looking for a new challenge or a change please apply.




Main duties of the job

The role will provide support for each patient to facilitate a safe discharge. The planning will commence from a patients admission to hospital , supporting patients and their families/carers throughout their hospital stay, developing robust plans to facilitate a timely discharge

Developing excellent working relationships across health care groups internal and external will form a key part of the role so excellent communication skills are essential.



Working for our organisation

If you feel you can fulfil the requirements and would like to take the opportunity and are either looking for a new challenge or a change please apply.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide a proactive and continuous approach to discharge planning. This will involve the continual prioritisation of workload to ensure all discharge cases are managed in a timely manner

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or relevant
  • Relevant experience working within a clinical / social care setting
  • Knowledge and use of medical terminology
  • Understanding of hospital discharge processes
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • The ability to assimilate information quickly and work with high patient turnover and a pressurised environment on a daily basis
Desirable criteria
  • Assistant Practitioner Foundation
  • Experience of using strata computer system
  • Experience in the Continuing Health Process
  • Understanding of the function of Clinical Comissioning groups
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Applicant requirements

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

Laura Clayton
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Ward Manager
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Additional information

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For any enquiries or  more information please contact Laura Clayton Ward Manager, Ward 16, 01524 583820