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Complex Discharge Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse to join our dynamic Complex Discharge Team. This position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance and change their career path while gaining hands on experience in discharge planning and clinical utilization in a supportive workplace.

You will be working closely with the multi-disciplinary team and community partners to proactively plan and arrange the discharge of a diverse group of patients. You will be able to enhance your own clinical knowledge as well as provide expert knowledge to your peers.

The Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust use a Clinical Utilization and Bed Management system to aid with flow and identify any potential barriers to discharge. This is overseen by the Complex Discharge Team as experts in the patient journey and will be key to ensuring that a quality service is given to our patients as well as being patient centred.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for ensuring patients have a timely and appropriate dischargePlan, with support will act upon any delays quickly to promote a safeand effective discharge.

To ensure that patients and relatives have a named individual to assistthem to be involved in decisions about their care and how they willbe affected.

To Act as a support for ward staff, facilitating the patients dischargefrom hospital, working alongside hospital

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To review all allocated patients regarding the necessity to stay in hospital against criteria to reside on a daily basis.
  • Identify barriers or gaps for delays to treatment or discharge.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of NICE, Map of medicine guidelines specific to the speciality the patient is assigned to.
  • Identify delays in diagnostics or treatment.
  • Use utilisation management system software package to record patient information, compliance with treatment and any variances to that plan.
  • To analyse data and information to produce reports of patient flow
  • Make presentations as necessary on relevant topic areas.
  • Work closely with Consultants, nurses, AHPs around management plans to consider alternative methods and venues for completing interventions out of hospital where this would be clinically appropriate whilst also minimising length of stay.
  • Resolve issues that are preventing patients who do not clinically require to be in an acute hospital bed.
  • To work with the ward staff, ward managers and Matrons to support them in their role of discharge planning and reducing length of stay.

Person Specification



  • Clinical Professional Qualification. Degree level with appropriate registration
  • CPD


  • Relevant degree



  • Demonstrable post-registration experience



  • Knowledge /Understanding of Health and social care needs of older people
  • Knowledge /Understanding of the Reimbursement Process
  • Knowledge /Understanding of Intermediate Care and Continuing Health Care


  • Knowledge & Experience of the Discharge Process within Primary and Secondary Care
  • Knowledge and understanding of Discharge Planning Process and Pathway
  • Understanding of the NSF Older People
  • Knowledge of current Agenda's both Nationally and Locally.



  • Ability to undertake Specialist Complex Assessment and implement agreed plan of care
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload.
  • Ability to manage complexity
  • 6 Ability to make difficult decisions
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Skilled/ Influential negotiator Flexible and adaptable to change / innovation
  • Presentation Skills
  • T Skills in Email and use of Medway


  • Ability to interpret information as decision making tool

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree University Teaching Hospital

Longmoor Lane


L9 7AL

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