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Band 7 Senior Complex Discharge Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
To lead the coordination of discharge arrangements for patient with complex needs as part of the National Hospital Discharge service, ensuring that the patient is at the centre of all discharge planning.

In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate seamless specialist service, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of clinical care.

The post holder will demonstrate a high level of expertise, providing advice, education and support to staff, patients their families and carers.

Main duties of the job

To lead on the discharge planning and coordination for patients within the Trust who have complex healthcare needs.

To provide effective liaison between health and social care professionals and other relevant agencies to support discharge.

To update and maintain data bases.

To ensure that all team members take steps and put in place actions which ensure patients are promptly discharged with the appropriate support. Discharge should occur as close to or on the day of the patients 'fit for discharge date'.

Ensure approach to individual patients centres on supporting patients to be discharged to their usual place of residence whenever this is possible. In the event this is not possible, the team must ensure the patient is placed with services relevant to their needs, that opportunities of independence and self-management are maximised and that reliance on long term care is mitigated wherever possible thus reducing the likelihood for readmission.

To provide expert advice and leadership that ensures discharge plans are appropriate to ensure a safe, effective discharge and to minimise re-admission.

For a full list of main duties please refer to the job description.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Nurse on the NMC register.
  • * Maintained relevant continuing professional development in the past 3 years which supports revalidation.



  • * Ability to act on own initiative with evidence of sound decision making abilities
  • * Ability to demonstrate up to date experience and depth of knowledge and clinical competence.
  • * Experience of MDT working
  • * Experience in an acute hospital/community setting.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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