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Complex Discharge Facilitator (RMN/Social Worker)

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced, committed, and dynamic registered practitioner (Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse) who is passionate about using their skills to make a difference. Can you work effectively with patients with complex mental health needs, their families, clinicians and other stakeholders to deliver exceptional care that changes peoples lives? If this sounds like you then come and join the PARTNER Repatriation Service, a small, friendly team that works to ensure timely and smooth transitions for our patients from out of county locked rehabilitation units into community-based services.The service runs Monday to Friday 09:00am 5:00pm.

You will also have the unique opportunity to be part of an exciting, newly emerging, Community Mental Health Rehabilitation service, to be implemented across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours over Monday-Friday, with flexibility considered, and must be able to travel throughout England and Wales. There is the opportunity for both office based and home working. If you would like to discuss informally whether this is the right role for you, please contact the Recruiting Manager.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses which will be applicable for suitable successful candidate(s). Please see attached policy for more information.

Main duties of the job

The PARTNER Repatriation Service provides the key worker function (previously care coordination) for patients with complex mental health needs, and a high level of associated risks, who are placed within out of county locked rehabilitation or specialist placements.

The successful applicant will provide proactive support to our patients throughout their out of county admission and will liaise with private service providers and stakeholders on a daily basis. You will work autonomously to ensure a clear recovery focus and effective care planning is maintained, as well as supporting continued momentum and progression through the care pathway for our patients. The successful applicant will coordinate all aspects of complex discharges whilst working closely with our colleagues within Adult Social Care to support repatriation and discharge into appropriate community based services.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in verbal and written formats.
  • Wide variety of evidence based clinical skills.



  • RMN/Social Worker
  • Degree/Diploma and working towards a first level degree
  • Evidence of portfolio of knowledge, skills and professional development

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.



  • Significant relevant post- qualification experience
  • Liaison with other agencies, e.g. social care, voluntary sector
  • Experience of the funding processes for NHS funded care and social care
  • Discharge planning experience
  • MDT working
  • Experience of conducting and contributing to ongoing assessment


  • Experience of the CHC process.

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


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