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Sister/Charge Nurse - Clinical Triage

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sister/Charge Nurse to join an established Transfer of Care Team.

You should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of working within a multidisciplinary team setting, but equally have ability to work to your own initiative. Working flexibly between Health and Social Care you will provide specialist assessments to facilitate the discharge of Oldham residents into Intermediate Care, Palliative Care or Discharge to Assess beds in Residential Care and Nursing Homes.

Main duties of the job

You will work in partnership with colleagues across health and social care, in and out of hospital, to facilitate the safe discharge of patients with complex care and palliative needs from Acute Hospitals, in order to reduce the length of stay and improve outcomes for patients and their carers. To co-ordinate and manage the discharge process for patients with complex health care needs.
  • To identify the appropriate funding streams for patients with complex discharge care plans, inc the co-ordination of complex continuing care assessment, ensuring a consistent approach to the application of criteria.
  • To provide specialist advice on community/primary care services to enable the multidisciplinary team to make an informed risk assessment, with regards to the patient returning to a community setting and/or to expedite a patient's transfer/discharge.
  • To support the transfer of patients to intermediate tier services by screening potential patients.
  • To act as a Trusted Assessor on behalf of Care and Nursing Homes.
  • To assist with data collection, service improvement, audits and evaluation.
  • To represent Northern Care Alliance, in Health & Social Care Forums relating to patient transfer/discharge processes, developing and maintaining networks with external agencies to improve practice.
  • Co-ordinate the holistic assessment of patients with complex health care needs.
  • Liaising with members of the multidisciplinary ward team, in order to affect a safe and timely discharge.

About us

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world's first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role.To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointments will be based on merit alone

Person Specification



  • RGN - Pin Number to date


  • Degree Level Study
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience in an acute setting.
  • Indepth knowledge of hospital transfer and discharge process
  • Knowledge and experience of the co-ordination of continuing health care assessments and application of criteria.
  • Awareness of the challenges of working across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • Knowledge of the care home sector.
  • Experience of using IT Clinical and Administration Systems
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a range of people.
  • Ability to maintain and develop effective working partnerships within a team.


  • Community nursing experience.
  • Evidence of proven experience of Senior Duties at Band 6 Level

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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