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Band 7 Discharge Co-ordinator

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa incl HCAS pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Your nursing career - your choice!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 7 Discharge Coordinator in the Discharge Team to complement our nursing and admin team.

You will be working as part of a multi-professional Team to support the smooth running and co-ordination of discharge services within the unplanned Care Division and preventing unnecessary, avoidable delays for patient discharge.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for facilitating safe and effective discharges of patients from hospital to the community setting through a multidisciplinary approach over 7 days. They will co-ordinate assessments of patients' needs and support the discharge plan. They will be proactive in identifying concerns or issues that may delay effective discharges and work with the Integrated Discharge Team to overcome and limit these. The post holder will develop, implement, and evaluate a seamless patient transfer of care service, involving the MDT. They act as a specialist and will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the transfer of care (discharge) service, providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals and patients. The post holder will work closely with all adult ward teams ensuring appropriate referrals are completed appropriately and made to local authorities.

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership.Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.Health and Wellbeing & Staff BenefitsThe Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year. -HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.Trust ValuesKingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:- Caring- Safe - Responsible - Value Each Other- Inspiring

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document and person specificationwhich contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Recognised teaching and assessing certificate
  • Evidence of continuous development


  • Diploma/BSc Degree in Nursing/relevant subject (or equivalent



  • Significant years of Band 6 experience in acute setting
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the discharge process



  • Evidence of effective management skills problem solving decision making interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • I.T. skills


  • Involvement in complaints management

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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