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Junior Complex Discharge Sister

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working as a Junior Complex Discharge Sister, you will help facilitate and develop practice that promotes safe and timely discharge for patients throughout the Queen Elizabeth Hospital supporting an excellent patient/ carers journey.

You will work in collaboration with internal and external multidisciplinary agencies to develop clear safe discharge plans for those people requiring ongoing support, following an acute hospital admission.

Additionally you will support and guide staff within the hospital through complex discharge processes.

To enable safe person focused discharges. Your knowledge and skills that you will develop will make you the expert in all matters relating to discharge.

Main duties of the job

  • In liaison with health and social care partners support the delivery of a high standard of discharge planning across the Queen Elizabeth Hospital ensuring safe and timely discharges that ensures a positive experience for the patient and carers
  • Where necessary and in agreement with the multidisciplinary team. Cases manage the discharge plan for identified patients with complex needs.
  • To work and motivate the multidisciplinary team to ensure discharge planning takes place in a timely manner and takes into account all the patient's needs
  • Ensure throughout the patient journey effective communication and strong team working.
  • To act as a key contact with partner agencies and organisations ensuring pathways both from and to the organisation are smooth, reducing unnecessary delays in transfers of care.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues across the social care, health and the third sector to provide patient centred, integrated care.
  • To ensure optimal use of resources in particular those related to the discharge pathway such as transport, acute beds and community capacity, voluntary sector thus supporting flow through the trust.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.

In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details about this vacancy, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • RGN Degree/Diploma in nursing
  • Evidence of Post registration Educational Continuing development



  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Can demonstrate their experience of collaborative working
  • Can demonstrate the use of appropriate criteria to prioritise patient case load
  • Can demonstrate experience of difficult conversations
  • Interest in building expertise in the field of discharge planning
  • Demonstrates experience of clinical risk management


  • Evidence of innovation and achievements in Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary working practices
  • Experience of working in an acute setting

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Proven compassionate care experience
  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources where the workload can be unpredictable
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Effective Communicator and negotiator


  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritise and implement and use new ways of working
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to influence other professional groups

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE34 4ET

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