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Band 6 Admissions and Discharges Coordinator (Cardiac Surgery)

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Admissions and Discharges Coordinator

Band: 6

Hours of Work (p/w): 37.5

Service Centre/Directorate: Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Base: St George's Hospital but the post holder may be required to work at any of the Trust's sites.

Accountable to: Matron

Reports to: Ward Manager

Responsible for: The admission and safe discharges of inpatients and supporting junior staff on the ward.

We have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our friendly team as a Band 6 Admissions and Discharges Coordinator! Working hours for this role are 08:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday.

Benjamin Weir Ward is a 28 bedded cardiac surgery ward. We care for patients pre and post cardiac surgery, as well as cardiology procedures.

This role requires excellent communication skills in order to liaise with key members of the multi-disciplinary team, as well as primary and secondary care and community services. You need to have the necessary skills to provide information to patients to ensure safe and timely discharges. Previous cardiac surgery or patient discharge experience would be an advantage but the right person will have the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a highly capable team where you're guaranteed opportunities to learn.

If you are highly organised, able to think on your feet, with a good work ethic and a passion for providing excellent patient care and want to feel really proud of where you work then we want to work with you!

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure patient's admission & discharge care needs are assessed.
  • To provide leadership to facilitate excellent nursing care that promotes rehabilitation.
  • To ensure all nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with Trust policies.
  • Liaise with multidisciplinary team, be responsible for setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of care.
  • Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers being sensitive to their needs.
  • Managing the ward if requested by the Ward Sister and co-ordinating the clinical team.
  • Ensuring that accurate and timely records of discharge planning assessments, planning, interventions and contacts are maintained.
  • Storing, checking and administering drugs in accordance with Trust policy. Co-ordinating the early preparation and safe delivery of TTO's.
  • To work in an unsupervised capacity throughout all areas of the speciality.
  • To prioritise own work load to facilitate a seamless and safe discharge.
  • Undertake assessment of all patients' admission and discharge needs in appointed area of responsibility without supervision.
  • Co-ordinate and refer to appropriate therapy teams.
  • Refer to and liaise with Social Services Departments and other local agencies as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate the admission and reception of new patients.
  • Assessing and booking patient transport as needed.

About us

Trust Vision & Values:

The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognized program of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment.

The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure the provision of excellent nursing care and effective management of patient admissions & discharges through a holistic approach to assessment of their individual needs and co-ordination and liaison with both primary and secondary multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

Admitting patients, preparing them for their surgery, ensuring all pre-op investigations are carried out.

Discharging patients, ensuring all are medically fit for discharge, explaining medications, investigation results and giving a comprehensive discharge talk to ensure a safe discharge.

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered nursing


  • Community experience

scenario based questions


  • Desirable 2 years nursing experience
  • Nurse in charge experience


  • Previous admission/discharge role
  • Cardiothoracic knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St. Georges Healthcare Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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