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Discharge and Flow Co-Ordinator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
  • To facilitate a safe, smooth, and timely discharge.
  • To enable effective discharge planning.
  • Family centred care is promoted by working in partnership with the child and family.
  • Provide supervision, training, and expert clinical teaching with specific reference to junior staff to ensure high quality care.
  • To influence and contribute to hospital flow.
  • Ensure children, young people and families receive a positive patient experience.
  • Support families in times of challenge and stress.
  • Patient and family facing role.
  • Staff and students will be supported, supervised, and developed to meet service and educational needs.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the planning of discharge for patients within Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The post holder will work in conjunction with the Multi-disciplinary Team to early identify patients who have barriers or additional needs that may impact on discharge. This is to ensure that timely discharge planning is implemented, evaluated, and modified as required.
  • The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner by providing highly skilled & developed quality nursing care to aid children and young people and their families from transition in hospital to their discharge home.
  • The post holder will provide clinical and non-clinical support to families in order to enable them to live independently at home with children and young people with additional needs.
  • They will lead the planning and evaluation of nursing care in relation to the child and family's needs and experiences.
  • They will undertake or support with the training of families, where there is a need to facilitate a timely discharge (i.e.- BLS, NG)
  • Provide regular contact with families, acknowledging and adapting where possible to their individual requirements.
  • To participate actively in planned care reviews and discharge planning meetings.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Child
  • RSCN/RN (Child branch)
  • Band 6, experience or experience of working at Senior Band 5
  • Teaching and assessing/mentoring qualification (or equivalent)
  • PILS assessed


  • Resus Link Worker
  • Management/Team Leader course
  • Coaching Course

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Extensive experience with working with medically complex Children and young people
  • Experience of discharge planning and co-ordination
  • Experience in acute hospital setting
  • Ability to recognise and act upon the need for immediate medical intervention
  • Ability to recognise the need for escalation of a situation or concern
  • Comprehensive understanding and training in the management of safeguarding issues
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations and escalation
  • Ability to understand and respond in emergencies when required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an MDT Team
  • High level of clinical skills to care for patients and support team development


  • Experience within the community setting
  • Experience or understanding of the Continuing Care process
  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate care for groups of patients
  • Experience or awareness of Datix management
  • Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change
  • Experience of sickness absence issues

Personal Skills/Abilities & Attributes


  • Demonstrate and understand resource management
  • Effective time management
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexible approach to working, including problem solving skills, management of change and a desire to develop knowledge
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of good attendance and sickness
  • Flexibility for essential shift working in order to meet the needs of the service
  • Punctual and able to maintain a professional attitude at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steel house Lane


B4 6NH

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