Skip to main content

This job has expired

Community Liaison Nurse

The post holder will be a clearly identifiable senior staff member. They will take overall responsibility for assessing and planning the safe discharge of patients on Ron Johnson Ward and will take a lead in the MDT (multidisciplinary team) meetings. They will need to individually assess and identify appropriate pathways for all patients being discharged to the community and co-ordinate their referrals and ongoing planning.

They will be an advocate for the patients on the ward and will take a leadership role in identifying appropriate admissions and co-ordinating with Gazzard Day Unit and the Clinical Site team.

Main duties of the job

They will need to be a lead in completing Optica and will ensure that all PDD's are correct, as well as maintaining clear and concise discharge records. They will also be responsible for collecting all discharge feedback from patients using our friends and family tool and play an active role in using this feedback to improve our services.

They will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise effectively with Social Services, mental health teams, hospices etc and build strong relationships with all our community partners and commissioners. They will role model the identified Trust values at all times.

In specialist settings, they will have a significant level of specialist clinical knowledge and expertise in the clinical functions of care delivery. They will provide advice and guidance also.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection..

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Have a good clinical knowledge in acute nursing care, including HIV and Oncology/Haematology/Chemotherapy

Lead on complex discharges for all patients in the area

Ensure all discharges are well planned and safe, involving the patients significant others

Promote and maintain a safe therapeutic environment for patients, their families and staff, according to national and local Infection Control guidelines, Health & Safety legislation and Trust policies and objectives

Coordinate discharges and transfers, promoting timely and safe processes for them

Ensure that patient flow and the management of beds is effective and safe

Work closely with the palliative care team to ensure patients preference for end of life care is taken into consideration when planning discharge

Maintain a good understanding and implementation of clinical escalation procedures as required

Understand the Trust clinical governance framework, and participate in the promoting and safeguarding of high standards of care, through effective risk management & governance, and adherence to the Trust values

Ensure that the team promote, ensure and adhere to the Trust safeguarding polices

Coordinate specialist functions, including making clinical decisions where appropriate

Monitor quality of standards of care, in line with CQC requirements and Trust and Divisional objectives

Deliver and supervise a high quality patient experience from admission to discharge

Work with manager to collect and disseminate data on quality indicators etc, in line with national and Trust objectives

Promote and maintain patient safety at all times, including proactively implementing falls prevention

Lead role in the detection, management and prevention of safeguarding issues, implementing the appropriate use of IDVAs and DOLs etc

Have an awareness of current professional and clinical developments within their area of practice and promote this to others

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Degree in Registered Adult Nursing
  • Teaching / Mentorship Experience
  • Post registration qualification relevant to area of specialty or equivalent experience


  • Degree or working towards one
  • Communication qualification / skill



  • Wide variety of clinical experience
  • Relevant post reg experience at Band 5 level for a minimum of 18 months


  • Experience of leading / actively participating in MDT meetings
  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners / new staff etc
  • Experience of identifying and planning early discharges for patients

Skills & Knowledge


  • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of specialty, and excellence in care delivery
  • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contacts


  • Proven knowledge of safety issues through clinical governance and risk management
  • Knowledge of current challenging and issues in nursing

Personal Qualities


  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Effective role model, demonstrating values of safety, respect, kindness and excellence
  • Approachable, respectful, supportive adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham road


SW10 9NH

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