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Sister/Charge Nurse Integrated Discharge Service

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
UCLH Integrated Discharge Service

Band 7 Sister /Charge Nurse

An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced nurse to join our Integrated Discharge Team. We are seeking a highly committed and motivated individual who will ensure that we are providing a patient-focused discharge service to patients across all of the UCLH hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

This post is specifically responsible for the leadership within the IDS department and the development of processes to reduce the length of stays and to facilitate the timely and the safe discharges of the patients with complex care needs.

The team work closely with staff across all disciplines between hospital and community to ensure a safe and effective transfer of patient care on discharge. They are also responsible for monitoring delayed discharges in line with the Community Care Act 2014, and developing systems to reduce the number of delayed discharges.

The post holder will also lead a team of nurses in continuing to build a discharge service that works across the Trust to ensure safe, timely and effective transfer of patient care on discharge. They will have the ability to build relationships with staff across all disciplines between both the hospital and within the community services. They will also provide a strategic overview of the service and work to develop effective systems to reduce the number of delayed discharges. They will also deputise for the IDS Senior Nurse when requested.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with previous experience of managing a Discharge service, excellent communication skills and an innovative and flexible approach.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Teaching course
  • Relevant clinical course
  • Honours degree (Level 3/ FHEQ Level 6) completed or 50% achieved commitment to completion
  • Recognised Leadership course
  • NVQ assessor



  • Minimum 2 years' relevant clinical and managerial experience in a senior position experience
  • Proven track record of leadership
  • Evidence of clinical competence and regular clinical practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to manage a team including developing potential and performance management
  • Releasing Talent -develops performance via constructive feedback, development & encouragement
  • Team Enabling - gets the best out of individuals & teams enabling understanding of what is required & ensuring they work towards a common goal
  • Understanding the Context - takes account of how the bigger picture relates to the current issue, considers constraints & opportunities presented in a complex environment
  • Responsiveness & Flexibility - responds flexibly to changing needs & seeks better ways to deliver services. Adopts a mindset that embraces change as an opportunity to progress
  • Achieving delivery - ensures goals are achieved and services delivered through personal commitment to make a tangible contribution to healthcare
  • Influencing Change - communicates clearly & effectively, deploying a range of different techniques to win support from others and bring about change



  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
  • . Demonstrates understanding of good practice in Customer Care

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Evidence of working as preceptor/facilitator/ mentor
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Experience in leading others and responding to learning needs

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control
  • Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently

Specific Requirements


  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of discharge services & standards

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 euston Road



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