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Discharge Coordinator, Rehabilitation Service

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pro rata pa Incl
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a band 7 registered nurse or allied health practitioner to join St George's Hospital's level 1 rehabilitation service, located at St George's Hospital, Tooting.

St George's Hospital is home to 16 level 1 rehabilitation beds with a further 8 in development, as part of the Rapid Access Acute Rehabilitation (RAAR) Service.

The Trust also has 16 level 1 and 10 level 2 neurorehabilitation beds and 10 amputee beds at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.

Main duties of the job

The post holder:
  • will work with a full MDT, serving patients at the St George's Hospital, Tooting site only
  • will work alongside fellow discharge coordinators, including a band 6 and band 4 discharge coordinator, working across the both the Tooting and Roehampton neurorehabilitation services and a band 4 discharge coordinator, working exclusively with the RAAR service, in order to facilitate safe, appropriate and time focussed discharges to the community and transfer of care to relevant settings.
  • will have an understanding of potential barriers to discharge, the importance of liaising with relevant community teams in a timely manner and engaging with social services.
  • will ideally, also have a general understanding of the neurorehabilitation landscape.
  • will be able to work independently and be willing to explore creative and innovative plans, to support patients beyond their neurorehabilitation admission.

About us

The postholder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the

achievement of the trust vision of:

A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital, and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • BSC/1st degree (health or social care related) Diploma or Degree in Nursing, Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy/Speech & Language therapy or equivalent qualification/training and experience



  • Understand the complexities of patient flow and rehabilitation within the acute and rehabilitation settings.
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or equivalent post qualification experience.



  • Experience of working with potentially vulnerable adults, including those with a physical disability or sensory impairment and/or with adults with acute or chronic health care needs and with carers
  • Significant experience working within a multi-disciplinary team in a hospital or healthcare setting.
  • Experience of achieving positive outcomes for patients and carers through support planning and reviews with promote independence, choice and control.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective decision making involving all relevant partners in order to achieve best outcomes for service users and their carers.



  • Effective written and verbal communication and recording skills with the ability to demonstrate sound professional development.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively and constructively with other professionals.
  • The ability to effectively manage time and complex, completing demands in a high pressured environment.
  • The ability to effectively use supervision to reflect on practice and contribute towards professional development.
  • IT skills and keyboard skills in order to be proficient in the use of Outlook, Word and client database systems

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


SW17 0QT

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