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Team Leader for Patient Flow

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Crumpsall, Manchester
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Patient Flow team at North Manchester General hospital (NMGH). The area of Patient Flow has had significant development and investment in recent years at NMGH and we now have a well established team to ensure that our patients receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Due to retirement there is now a vacancy in the position of Team Leader for Patient Flow. This is a band 7 position and if successful you will have a key leadership and operational role at a senior level and will provide specialist knowledge and skills to oversee patient flow across the Hospital. To do this you will communicate effectively to the wider MDT team and act as a role model, demonstrating a professional and proactive approach with colleagues and the Trust, to support the delivery of high standards of care, ensuring an environment that is conducive to the patient's well-being. You will support the development and improvement of services and continue to strive to provide the very best care and experience to all patients. Key to this position will be providing line management to the Patient Flow Team , as well as supporting other community services based within the hospital that support patient discharge.

You will need to hold an active registered nurse qualification and have band 6 experiences in a patient flow role, preferably patient discharge .You will be supported by the Head of Patient Flow.

Main duties of the job

To facilitate the timely, effective, appropriate and safe discharge of patients from the acute hospital setting to the community. To work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team within the hospital, community, social and health services to reduce delays in discharge. To lead the discharge process for a group of individual patients and direct junior colleagues in the discharge process . To provide direct line management to the members of the patient flow team.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

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

Registered Nurse


  • Presently on the NMC register as a Nurse
  • HR experience
  • Discharge experience


  • management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Rd,

Crumpsall, Manchester

M8 5RB

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