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Specialist Discharge Nurse/Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work to support and co-ordinate discharges for the service. The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team and in collaboration with other services including the onsite flow management team, hospital staff and community teams to facilitate the timely referrals and support appropriate discharge from hospital. When required, to undertake assessments, care planning and integrated working responsive to patient and carers' needs.

The post holder will have knowledge of current processes and discharge pathways to support discharges for medically optimized patients awaiting transfer (MOAT) and DTOC reporting .

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will:
  • Undertake comprehensive health care needs assessment of patients working flexibly between the acute hospital and community beds, reassessing as appropriate.
  • Assess, plan, prioritise, implement and evaluate nursing interventions to meet patients' needs.
  • Be responsible for case managing patients on pathway 3 discharge to assess, including all relevant capacity and nursing assessments.Ensure patient information is communicated to the appropriate professional(s) of the multidisciplinary team and daily sit rep for patients whom are deemed to be medically fit.
  • Undertake practice sensitive to the needs of patients, carers and relatives from multi-cultural backgrounds.
  • Plan and manage own workload
  • Communicate collaboratively with the wider MDT (Multi-Disciplinary team) to explore complex issues and decision
  • Be highly visible in the clinical areas
  • Agree the arrangements for communication with the patient/family/carer, and to document these in accordance with Trust policy and the patients' right to confidentiality
  • Ensure that essential information on the patients' condition and progress is recorded by self and team members appropriately according to NMC guidelines
  • Providing specialist information for complex discharge manager regarding continuing health care and end of life care

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Advanced assessment techniques
  • Good presentation skills
  • organisation/planning/ prioritising skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical and judgement skills


  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Knowledge of right to reside reporting and other legislative frameworks



  • Experience working at B5 level in a relevant setting
  • Evidence of working independently
  • Ability to work/ lead as part of MDT/Multi agency team
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Community experience
  • Hospital experience
  • Experience of integrated working



  • Registered Nurse/Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of postgrad study or experience
  • Teaching/Mentor experience


  • Advanced communication Training
  • MCA training

Personal attributes


  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the post
  • Ability to travel across sites

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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