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Discharge Liaison Sister/Charge Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Great Wyrley
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Part time dependent
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the South Staffordshire Hospital Discharge Team.

Therole of the Discharge Liaison Sister will be based in our Triage hub, providing clinical expertise to our referring acute hospital trusts. The main referring hospitals in the South of the county are Russell's Hall Hospital, Newcross Hospital, Walsall Manor Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton.

The successful candidate will be part of a triage team that receive referrals from inpatient wards for patients with complex needs who require ongoing support following hospital discharge. The role includes the triaging of patients' needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a key role in decision making. Part of the role of the Discharge Liaison Sister will be to support end of life patients to receive the best quality care in the place of choice determined by the patient.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will liaise with a variety of people (service users, colleagues, member of the acute hospital team, families/carers and other professionals) to provide an accurate assessment of an individual's ability/potential for reablement via the discharge to assess pathways alongside supporting admission avoidance assessments to prevent a hospital admission.

The post holder will be working autonomously as part of a hub and spoke model and will be expected to be able to use their own initiative and professional judgement although they will be well supported by the surrounding team and through the clinical and professional networks accessible through the community teams.

The service currently operates a 7 day a week service through the hours of 8am to 8pm including weekend and bank holidays. This would be negotiated on a pro rata basis.

We are looking for a Nurse that has a passion for making a difference to our patients, someone who wants to enable individuals to live their best lives through the use of our reablement service. We are also looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who possesses effective telephone and communication skills, IT skills, and exceptional organisational skills.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be part of the South Track and Triage team working in both an acute hospital setting and a Multi-disciplinary community setting.
  • The post will require travel to cross cover at all acute sites and at the triage base.
  • The post will be providing a 7 day a week service operating from 8am to 8pm, the post holder will be expected to work on a rota basis giving coverage across these hours 7 days a week.
  • This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, promoting independence and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.
  • This post holder will manage complex referrals from a range of disciplines including Physicians, Social referrals and end of life care providers.
  • The post holder works without direct supervision and at all times within the scope of professional practice and in accordance with the professional regulatory body.
  • To carry out delegated responsibility for the team in absence of the Team Leader.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication skills, including networking, interpersonal and teaching skills



  • Level 1 with current NMC registration.
  • A wide range of significant clinical experience including hospital and community settings at a senior staff nurse level.
  • Mentorship - or working towards


  • Demonstrate motivation for continuing professional and personal development and promotes the education of others

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Great Wyrley Health Centre

Wardles Lane

Great Wyrley


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