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Discharge Liaison Sister

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Great Wyrley
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Part time dependent
Closing date
21 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the South Staffordshire Hospital Discharge Team.

Therole of the Discharge Liaison Sister will be based in our Triage hub, providing clinical expertise to our referring acute hospital trusts. The main referring hospitals in the South of the county are Russell's Hall Hospital, Newcross Hospital, Walsall Manor Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton.

The successful candidate will be part of a triage team that receive referrals from inpatient wards for patients with complex needs who require ongoing support following hospital discharge. The role includes the triaging of patients' needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a key role in decision making. Part of the role of the Discharge Liaison Sister will be to support end of life patients to receive the best quality care in the place of choice determined by the patient.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will liaise with a variety of people (service users, colleagues, member of the acute hospital team, families/carers and other professionals) to provide an accurate assessment of an individual's ability/potential for reablement via the discharge to assess pathways alongside supporting admission avoidance assessments to prevent a hospital admission.

The post holder will be working autonomously as part of a hub and spoke model and will be expected to be able to use their own initiative and professional judgement although they will be well supported by the surrounding team and through the clinical and professional networks accessible through the community teams.

The service currently operates a 7 day a week service through the hours of 8am to 8pm including weekend and bank holidays. This would be negotiated on a pro rata basis.

We are looking for a Nurse that has a passion for making a difference to our patients, someone who wants to enable individuals to live their best lives through the use of our reablement service. We are also looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who possesses effective telephone and communication skills, IT skills, and exceptional organisational skills.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be part of the South Track and Triage team working in both an acute hospital setting and a Multi-disciplinary community setting.
  • The post will require travel to cross cover at all acute sites and at the triage base.
  • The post will be providing a 7 day a week service operating from 8am to 8pm, the post holder will be expected to work on a rota basis giving coverage across these hours 7 days a week.
  • This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, promoting independence and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.
  • This post holder will manage complex referrals from a range of disciplines including Physicians, Social referrals and end of life care providers.
  • The post holder works without direct supervision and at all times within the scope of professional practice and in accordance with the professional regulatory body.
  • To carry out delegated responsibility for the team in absence of the Team Leader.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication skills, including networking, interpersonal and teaching skills



  • Level 1 with current NMC registration.
  • A wide range of significant clinical experience including hospital and community settings at a senior staff nurse level.
  • Mentorship - or working towards


  • Demonstrate motivation for continuing professional and personal development and promotes the education of others

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Great Wyrley Health Centre

Wardles Lane

Great Wyrley


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