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Discharge Facilitator Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a band 6 nurse with a specialist interest in integration, hospital discharge and flow. This is an exciting time to join the integrated discharge team, we are proactively engaged in a range of transformational projects, working towards the Trusts Vision of providing care closer to home and being rooted in our communities.

This role will evolve as we strive towards our vision of integrating services that you could be part of. The Discharge Team will provide you with the opportunity to work within an inter-disciplinary team, assessing and coordinating the discharge of patients with complex health needs . The team work collaboratively with Health and Social Care to ensure a patient' needs are met within the most appropriate community environment.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for coordinating the discharge of patients with complex health needs, implementing the agreed discharge model and collating information regarding the patients ongoing needs.

You will educate nursing and medical staff on wards regarding discharge pathways, the agreed timeframes, process etc, attending board rounds, MDT meetings and case conferences as required.

You will work collaboratively with both internal and external teams to facilitate safe, timely discharges, highlighting opportunities for future clinical pathways, and recommending potential improvements to discharge systems and processes.

You will participate in training, teaching, appraising and supervising of junior staff.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, pro-active individual to join our team.

You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with the patient, families and the Multi disciplinary team to coordinate safe, timely discharges. If you are a key team player and committed to promoting a seamless service, do not hesitate to contact us.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Reduce the length of stay and excess bed delays by the implementation of an agreed discharge model and to understand and collate information regarding the ongoing needs of patients no longer requiring medical care in an acute hospital setting.
  • To assess complex Health patients and patients requiring fast track support, working with the patient and family to facilitate a safe, timely discharges.
  • To lead the implementation of the agreed discharge model for patients within UHCW, working collaboratively with local integrated community teams.
  • To assess and monitor progress through clinical pathways and agree solutions in dealing with deviations from the discharge pathway and timeframes.
  • To educate nursing and medical staff on wards regarding the agreed timeframes, process etc, attending board rounds, MDT meetings and case conferences as required.
  • To participate in training, teaching, appraising and supervising of junior staff.
  • To record and review information on identified visibility tool in relation to the number of patients no longer requiring an acute medical bed and the reasons for their continued stay within UHCW.
  • To work in partnership with acute wards to support the development and the local community teams to support the development and implementation of evidence based clinical pathways.
  • To liaise with other agencies to ensure effective discharges.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification

    Qualification/Training

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    Experience

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    Knowledge

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    Skills and Abilities

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Address

    University hospital Coventry

    Clifford Bridge Road

    Coventry

    CV2 2DX

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    218-NM-B6-5831609-C

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