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Discharge Planning Nurse/AHP

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
To facilitate and promote the safe, timely and efficient transfer between acute and community services, advising hospital and community nursing staff and where appropriate, medical colleagues on aspects relating to safe and effective transfers of care provision

To support the development of systems and processes at a ward level that will educate nursing and medical staff alike as to the importance of effective discharge planning being part of patient care. To ensure adherence to agreed discharge standards and collate information to inform continuous improvement of systems, wards, specific patient groups.

To champion a partnership approach with primary and secondary care, social services and voluntary organisations, with an aim of achieving resilient robust discharge activity for all patients no matter where they live.

To manage own caseload of patients requiring complex continuing healthcare

(CHC) assessments through their patient journey, acting as patient advocate and to support family to identifying a suitable discharge destination

Main duties of the job

  • To support the wards in the timely completion of appropriate referrals based on patient needs (ongoing social/ health care), planning and management of effective and timely patient discharge.
  • To process and distribute discharge support referrals to the relevant discharge support destination.
  • To provide a link between ward teams and external partners to promote seamless patient transfers/ discharges.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are interested in this position please read the full job description and person specification attached

Person Specification



  • NMC or AHP registered
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Teaching or mentoring qualification



  • Awareness of discharge planning and improving the patient's journey


  • Can demonstrate the clinical decision making process
  • Ability to work with the multi professional team both internal and external to the Trust



  • Red2 Green / SAFER initiatives
  • Awareness of current developments in healthcare
  • Local Discharge Planning processes


  • Awareness of current developments in healthcare

Key Skills


  • A self-motivated, innovative, and a pro-active problem solver
  • Good sense of humour
  • Flexible in approach to meet the challenges of a trust wide post
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with patients and relatives where emotive subjects are being discussed
  • IT including Excel, Word, power point


  • Understanding of Complex discharge reporting processes
  • Understanding of Continuing Health Processes
  • Ability to use persuasion and negotiation where the matter being discussed is unwelcome to the recipient/s

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital



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