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Band 7 Discharge Liaison Nurse

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated nurse who is passionate to work with in the Children's Rapid Response Team (RR) to ensure high quality, specialist nursing care to children and families in their own home. In order to prevent inappropriate hospital admission/attendances and shortening length of hospital stay whilst providing greater choice to families around chosen place of care.

The successful applicant will work as part of a well-established dynamic team who provide specialist advice and support to children, young people and their families and all members of the health care teams involved in the child/young person's care. You will work along side Children's Community nursing (CCN) and Palliative Care Teams (PC).

Full time/part time/flexible hours of working will be considered at interview.

We would encourage anyone considering applying for this post to visit the team prior to application and interview and to discuss the role with Rachael Williams Clinical Lead Children's Palliative Care and Rapid Response, or 07974 785 098.

Main duties of the job

You will work very closely with the Co-Ordinator for Children's Community Nursing and Rapid Response to ensure a high standard of care is offered to children/young people. You will support the Clinical co-ordinator with the clinical and professional management of the Children's Rapid Response Service (CRRS) to ensure safe and effective care delivery. Overseeing the effective and efficient use of skills and resources to ensure the team and the service is organised to meet the needs of the patients and their families.

You will be proactive in promoting early discharge of children and young people already known to the CCN and PC Teams, reducing the length of hospital stay. You will work with the Children's Rapid Response team and acute teams to identify children and young people that could be cared for at home where it would be clinically safe to do so.

You will be expected at times of extreme pressure within the acute to work as directed to facilitate a reduced length of stay for children and young people that are potentially not known already to the CCN and PC Team.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process.
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • oDegree or equivalent qualification
  • oENB 998 (Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice) or equivalent


  • oIndependent supplementary Nurse Prescriber.
  • oClinical assessment course/ Advanced Nurse Practitioner



  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team including planning of complex discharges
  • Evidence of innovative and evidence based practice
  • Experience working with children with very complex healthcare needs/life limiting/threatening illnesses and End of Life.
  • Extensive experience of working with children and young people with very complex healthcare or palliative care needs.
  • Ability to allocate workload of a team appropriately maintaining patient safety and maximising clinical resources


  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary working within a community setting



  • In depth knowledge, understanding and experience of managing child protection and risk management issues
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure supporting difficult conversations.
  • Work as a member of a team and as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Ensure care is evidence based and clinical guidelines are adhered to, developing further pathways to enhance safe care delivery.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the other members of the team
  • Regularly utilises literacy, numeracy and analytical skills in the compilation of reports and the management of information/data
  • Understanding the impact different cultures and religions may have on the management of children/young people with complex healthcare needs.



  • A sound knowledge of discharge pathways aligned with Trust and National policies
  • Demonstrate a range of managerial skills in relation to staff and resources.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and allocate workloads, alongside duty rotas and safe staffing guidelines.
  • Manages a complex, varied and often unpredictable workload, often with conflicting demands and pressures in a professional and structured manner
  • To be able to lead and participate in audit to monitor standards of care and service improvement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to child protection issues and procedures
  • Evidence of assessment skills and use of the nursing process and nurse models
  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of NMC Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional practice
  • Ability to demonstrate individual responsibility in respect of Health and Safety
  • Ability to problem solve acquiring and utilising information from diverse sources to identify problems, solutions evaluating and recommending and implementing actions where appropriate.

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to team working.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible and able to participate in a changing NHS environment.
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge appropriately
  • Ability to manage change within an NHS environment
  • Positive attitude to service development of Children' Community Services
  • Able to cope working in a stressful environment with parents/carers of children/young people with complex healthcare needs including palliative and end of life care.
  • Demonstrates energy and is resilient in the face of potential challenge or barriers to the best care that an be provided
  • Take account of own behaviour and its effect on others

Other Job Requirements


  • Access to independent means of transport
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends, Bank holidays.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Lansdowne Health Centre

34 Lansdowne Street


B18 7EE

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