This job has expired

Discharge Assessor

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year pa inc 15% HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a new challenge? Are you keen to work in a multi-organisational team working to support the safe transfer of care of patients from hospital to home.

We are looking for AHPs, Nurses or Social Workers to join our newly formed Integrated Discharge Hub. You must be able to work as part of a team, have excellent clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Responsible for ensuring smooth daily operations at the Hounslow Discharge Hub based at the West Middlesex Hospital site (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation NHS Trust) and to act as a key point of contact and subject matter expert to be agreed with the postholder to support with complex discharge queries.

You will work as a core member of the acute based multi-agency Discharge Hub team to build and deliver the shared vision for a Hospital Discharge Service. Where be responsible for day to day management of the Discharge Hub including acting as a line manager for junior staff within the team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to:

Provide highly skilled and autonomous care to a designated caseload / wards including taking responsibility for the assessment (if needed), management and liaison (external and internal) to patients in an acute setting.

Act as a pro-active advocate for positive risk taking in discharge planning through extensive knowledge of relevant community based pathways and ability to support effective discharge planning adopting Home First principles.

Act as a key point of contact for acute clinicians including consultants, other members of the Discharge Hub team and community-based clinicians/services.

Support in delivering high quality care that delivers best value and meets the requirements of the Hospital Discharge Service guidance.

Meet the needs of the service and to support resilience and professional development, the postholder will be required to undertake some rotational work with the community-based teams.

About us

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) provide a wide range of healthcare services for the population of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the London Borough of Hounslow.The Clinical Services Directorates have a wide range of responsibilities to manage, including coordinating and delivering community primary care services on behalf of the Trust. A wide range of these healthcare services are delivered by staff in the community, who include medical staff, paediatric therapists, therapy assistants, health visitors, specialist nurses, nurses, nursery nurses, paediatric phlebotomists and healthcare support workers with the support of administrative staff working in localities with GPs, other health professionals, early years, education, and social care professionals.The digitalisation of health services is underway with a requirement to become paper-light by 2023 through improving the use of digital tools and adopting mobile and agile working practices and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical delivery.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full job description and personal specification attached for more details about the role.

Interview date to be agreed

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, AHP or Social Worker with current NMC, HCPC or Social Work England registration
  • Extensive post-registration qualification in advanced nursing, Therapy or social work practice relevant to the post



  • Evidence of significant recent post-registration experience in community nursing, rapid response, emergency care, unscheduled care or equivalent.
  • Experience of effectively working in collaboration, negotiating and liaising within a multi-disciplinary team and across organisational boundaries



  • Evidence of comprehensive range of clinical skills and expertise relevant to the role
  • Able to work autonomously, planning and prioritising own workload and that of others

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


West Middlesex Hopsital

Twickenham Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert