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Discharge Co-ordinator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity to join us at Forward Thinking Birmingham in our Urgent Care Service, you will be responsible for co-ordinating both early and complex discharges for our young people of Birmingham in an acute setting minimizing delays and maximizing bed capacity.

We are looking for an individual with a good understanding of acute inpatient discharge who will be committed to driving the discharge process, identifying and anticipating any issues that may arise, working closely with the MDT and developing effective relationships with both internal and external agencies.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be enthusiastic, have good problem solving skills, be creative and innovative in your approach, work well under pressure and be able to maintain effective relationships where conflict may rise.


Marie Kelly 07917591740

Urgent Care Lead

Louise Lorne

Urgent Care Lead

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Hold a Relevant mental health nursing qualification or Psychology Social Work degree
  • Good command of written English
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a mental health related subject with a relevant professional qualification
  • Current and active registration with the Health & Care Professions Council or equivalent e.g. NMC



  • Worked with in mental health services
  • Worked within the NHS environment
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Evidence of supervision of staff
  • Management of complex situations
  • Knowledge of inpatient systems
  • Knowledge of NHS organisations inclusive of inpatient facilities
  • Understanding of Confidentiality and Data Protection Act

Other Requirements


  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Able to motivate others
  • Support staff in their roles
  • Report to senior mgmt. teams
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to work to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as member of a team
  • Ability to respect confidentiality
  • good listening skills.
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Skilled and experienced in the use of psychosocial assessment, formulation intervention and care management for the target population across the full range of care settings, including community, outpatient and inpatient settings relevant for the post
  • Experience of inter-agency working with a wide variety of client groups, across the relevant age range and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience of establishing relationships and effectively engaging service users/families and service providers through telephonic, email and in-person communications to obtain necessary information and facilitate care in multiple settings
  • Knowledge in current models and methods of practice of clinical interventions and relevant legislation in relation



  • Taking personal responsibility to deliver results, demonstrating resilience and drive in the face of ambiguity, uncertainty and complexity (Resiliency)
  • Able to develop innovative ideas and apply continuous improvement in all aspects of work (Ingenuity)
  • Clinical staff will be expected to maintain their professional registration
  • Relationship and people development and working with others collaboratively to deliver results (Dignity & Community)
  • Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and ethical standards (Integrity

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