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Complex Discharge Practitioner

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Complex Discharge Practitioner

�32,306 - �39,027 per annum

37.5 Hours per week

Closing Date- 22/9/2023

Interview Date- TBC

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

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*A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

An opportunity has become available to work in the Complex Discharge team, covering maternity on a 12 month secondment. This is an exciting role for an experienced band 5 or Band 6 Nurse/Allied Health Professional to work in the Complex discharge team. This role will provide you with the knowledge and skills to facilitate discharges for patients who no longer require acute medical intervention. We support patients and their carer/families in providing the information to assist in their discharge from hospital. A long term decision should never be made in hospital and everyone is entitled to recover from their illness/ injury. Therefore we ensure patients understand the pathways they are being supported on, we also share our base with the Hospital Social Care Team and Arden Mental Health Acute Team. This role is 8-4 Monday- Friday and work at least 1 in 6 weekend shift. You will also be required to work at least 1 bank holiday shift (excluding Christmas day, boxing day and new years day).

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice1.1 To support the ward teams in the identification of patients with complicated dischargeplanning needs at an early stage in order to prevent avoidable delays and minimise thepotential for conflict to arise.1.2 Provide specialist assessment for patients with complicated discharge needs, with dueconsideration of their human rights with regard to Mental Capacity Act, Protection ofVulnerable Adults, Deprivation of Liberty, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate.1.3 Support the Ward Managers to ensure that all patients have a clearly documented andaccurate plan of care for discharge or transfer of care, which reflects the assessmentundertaken and incorporates the issues and recommendations made.1.4 Co-ordinate a seamless service through the development of enhanced Multidisciplinaryteam (MDT) processes and communication.1.5 Attend and ensure that all patients with complicated discharge needs that are on thecaseload are discussed at the weekly / regular MDT meeting.1.6 Attend multidisciplinary team meetings and case conferences as appropriate.1.7 Where appropriate support the Continuing NHS Healthcare assessment process, forexample attend Continuing Health Care panel meetings, if required.1.8 Maintain strong links with local community, social services, care homes, housing andvoluntary organisations in order to develop ongoing working relationships to ensure qualityand minimise risks for patents.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • A minimum of 12 months experience and evidence of Work within an Acute Hospital
  • Evidence of multi disciplinary team working
  • Evidence of contributing to staff clinical education
  • Evidence of supervision of more junior staff / assistants
  • Evidence of understanding/involvement in clinical governance issues
  • Specialist knowledge of Complex Discharge and current guidance in relation to discharge
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice


  • Evidence of participation in audit/research

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy/Nursing/Physiotherapy for a minimum of 3 years
  • Registration with HCPC/NMC
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD


  • Completion of a Fieldwork Educator course
  • Evidence of post graduate training relevant to post

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to cope in busy/stressful/challenging situations
  • Able to problem-solve
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to present oral and written information in a clear and logical manner
  • Understands effective time management
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession

Personal Qualities


  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Presents a professional image

Trust Values


  • Effective open communication
  • Excellence and safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but support
  • Expect respect and dignity
  • Local healthcare that inspires confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital

college street


CV10 7DJ

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