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Discharge Liaison Nurse

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Band 6 Discharge Liaison Nurse / ICS Nurse - Permanent

Intermediate Care Services (ICS), Walsall Manor Hospital

An excitingopportunity is available within the Intermediate Care Service (ICS) to work as a Band 6 Discharge Liaison / ICS Nurse.

ICS is a fully integrated service jointly with Walsall Adult Social Care. ICS provides pathways to enable the discharge of patients from hospital and follows them into the community. The team complete comprehensive assessments and care planning. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of Nurses, Social Workers, Social Care Facilitators, Discharge Co-Ordinators, Planners, Therapists, Keyworkers and Administration Staff who work together to facilitate safe and timely discharges from acute hospitals and onto long term care planning.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide senior nurse advice and expertise. They will be responsible for completing comprehensive holistic assessments, care planning and discharge paperwork to facilitate safe and timely discharge. The post holder will also support junior members of the team to promote quality and embed the ethos of the ICS. Part of the role involves a significant amount of community follow up work, whereby assessments will be undertaken in care homes and patients' own homes post discharge.

We are looking for a highly motivated registered nurse who is looking for a challenge or to develop their skills in discharge and community pathways. The post holder will be based at Walsall Manor Hospital and a community site and needs to have access to a car. The successful candidate will be expected to travel around Walsall and the surrounding boroughs. A good base knowledge of CHC assessment process is desirable but not essential. A knowledge of social services and community pathways would be beneficialto the post

Please note ICS is a seven day service across 365 days a year.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018,extension of a Neonatal Unit and brand new, state of the art Emergency Department is in the process of being completed.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce


Job description

Job responsibilities

To work within the Intermediate Care Services team at a senior nurse level to monitor high standards of care and to facilitate evidence based appropriate/timely discharge underpinned by quality of care.To work within a multi-agency integrated team at a senior nurse level, adopting a no blame culture and act as a role model to junior staff.To assess Patients for Funded Nursing Care (FNC) determinations andContinuing Health Care (CHC) and oversee / advise on assessments completed by junior nursing staff.To work closely and build rapport with the Intermediate Care Team and other community based services to support a seamless transition and prevent further admission to acute care.To support and supervise junior members of the team.To complete follow up assessments post discharge as part of a multi-agency team

Person Specification



  • RGN - Significant Experience
  • Relevant community/ Acute Experience



  • Demonstrable Experience at Band 5
  • experience of/within primary and community services
  • ENB 998/730/NH3 173 (or equivalent) teaching & assessing


  • Evidence of post basic Training
  • experience of multi agency working

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work using own initiative


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


Walsall Manor Hospital

Moat Road



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