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Paediatic Flow and Discharge Coordinator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An Exciting opportunity to be part of a regional project supporting improved discharge processes from the Children's Hospital. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team organising and supporting discharge planning meetings to ensure safe and effective discharge of children, often with complex needs. This role will involve working closely with families, often advocating for their needs and support and will involve developing close links with various outside agencies across the region.

This is a full time (minimum 30 hours) role which is currently funded for 1 year. You will be working within our Children's Hospital Operational team which includes both clinical and non clinical staff.

Southampton Children's Hospital is a large regional hospital with over 100 beds including 14 PICU beds and has close links to the neonatal unit. It is situated on the edge of the New Forest within easy reach of London and the beautiful Dorset coastline.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities



You will be responsible for identifying all long stay patients and that appropriate plans for care are in place and promoting early discharge planning, this includes maintaining a database to ensure that all members of the team can access the information.

You will attend the daily operational meetings and feed in to this meeting with discharge updates.

You liaise directly with all ward areas and discuss discharge planning and identify any potential barriers, allowing for early intervention.

Working closely with teams to ensure the IT systems regarding discharge planning are updated

Facilitate and attend multidisciplinary and discharge planning meetings and support the team to ensure any actions are completed.


We are looking for an experienced childrens nurse with recent clinical experience with a sound understanding of acute, community, safeguarding and CAMHS care issues.

You will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to work both independently and within a team.

You need to be confident at meetings to advocate for the patient and family as well as the wider organisation to ensure safe discharge and on occasions chair the meetings.

This role is Monday to Friday with the aim for 12 hour cover on these day to ensure forward planning. You should be flexible with your working pattern within these days.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 03 August 2023

This is a provisional date awaiting confirmation.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Child Nurse with experience in setting up and leading ongoing service development
  • Degree or relevant experience
  • Leadership / Management course
  • EMB 998 / Mentorship / Teaching Qualification


  • Masters (or working towards)
  • Research and/or audit experience
  • Evidence of further education



  • Relevant and recent post registration experience of clinical practice
  • A working knowledge of effective discharge practice
  • Ability to impart complex information to patients, parents and carers, with different levels of understanding
  • Clear understanding of Safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Ability to build up a rapport with patients and the MDT
  • Demonstrable change management experience
  • Willingness to teach practice in formal setting

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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