Skip to main content

This job has expired

Discharge Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

View more

Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an 11 month fixed term/ secondment ending 31/03/2025 Band 6 Discharge Nurse to join the Care Point Team at North Tyneside General Hospital. The successful applicant will work in an integrated multi-disciplinary team that proactively facilitates a safe, effective and timely patient discharge and aims to prevent re-admission. The successful candidate will focus on the trusted assessor/ intermediate care element to support patient flow to care homes in North Tyneside.

The team is located across sites and includes colleagues from nursing, social care, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.

The successful applicant will need to be flexible in their approach and be willing to work across sitesas and when required.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. Experience in working with adults and knowledge of the Care Act and safeguarding procedures would be an advantage.

Applicants must be Registered Nurse and be able to demonstrate ongoing professional development.Applicants must be able to meet the transport requirements of the post.

Successful applicants will have access to regular management and reflective supervision, annual appraisals and professional development opportunities.

The post holder may be required to cover the service hours of 7 days a week between the hours of 8am-8pm.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work with clinicians to ensure that patients receive appropriate care, they will focus on the trusted assessor/ intermediate care element to support patient flow to care homes in North Tyneside. The team would deal with all issues relating to community nursing, social care and therapy.
  • Provide full hospital support in terms of discharge, including attendance and participation at identified ward MDTs, support for complex discharges, advice and guidance re referrals to community services & initiatives.
  • He/she will work across organisational boundaries in such a way as to enable colleagues to collaborate in providing care and service to patients. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within an environment of informed consent.
  • To work within the community setting providing holistic nursing care as well as advice and support for patients, carers and family as appropriate.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way!

Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of a single, multidisciplinary team, the post holder will provide efficient and effective facilitation of the patient journey through hospital, to achieve safe and timely discharge, seamless transitions and help to avoid unnecessary admission and readmission to hospital.

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team working in the community and hospital setting in order to make the patient discharge pathway as seamless as possible and carry out urgent assessment within a patients home.

The post holder will be required to provide high quality nursing care to patients with a range of complex care and rehabilitation needs.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse, UK
  • B.Sc. (Hons) degree health related studies or equivalent relevant qualifications or equivalent relevant experience
  • Post registration mentorship, teaching qualification


  • Relevant experience working in the community

Experience and Knowledge


  • Appropriate post registration experience
  • Previous experience of change management
  • Conversant with discharge planning processes
  • Up-to-date on current or associated legislation in relation to discharge planning
  • Conversant with Community Care Act 2003 (Delayed Transfers of Care Act)
  • Conversant with the revised framework on NHS Continuing Healthcare/NHS Funded Nursing Care
  • Knowledge of current local and national agendas/policies


  • Experience of working within a rehabilitation setting

Other Requirements


  • It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert