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IDT Nurse Assessor

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for 3 bright, hardworking nurses to join our energetic and supportive Integrated Discharge team

The successful post holders will be responsible for the assessment of patients that are medically optimised for discharge to ascertain their care needs and make referrals for ongoing patient care in the community, to facilitate a safe and effective discharge from the acute trust in a timely manner.

Excellent communication with patients, relatives, the MDT and with the wider system partners is key to facilitating safe discharges from the acute trust and aiding to maintain good patient flow throughout the acute trust.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

The Integrated Discharge Team works with patients and families with complex needs and conditions, supporting them in the discharge process in order for a smooth transition in to the community.

The Integrated Discharge Team provides guidance and professional support to the patient and the patient's families, and works with them in partnership to make sure the patient gets the most appropriate plan in place for discharge, whilst ensuring that interventions are not duplicated. This process improves the quality of care as well as improving patient satisfaction.

The Integrated Discharge Team support patients with complex healthcare needs, who may require long-term health and social care planning or a short term intervention following a change of condition or acute illness.

We aim to anticipate, co-ordinate and join up health and social care needs for patients at a high risk of unplanned admissions to hospital.

The person is at the centre of holistic care planning working within Broomfield Hospital alongside other organisations such as Social Care and the voluntary sector.

The successful post holder will be responsible for liaison and communication between hospital and all appropriate community services (informal and formal carers) in order to facilitate a smooth, safe and effective transfer from hospital to home and vice versa.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include
  • Identify and manage patients whose discharge needs are complex and fall outside the criteria of simple discharges.
  • Create and implement discharge plans for patients with complex health needs, including end of life and palliative care
  • Ensure the provision of effective, high quality, individualised discharge planning is provided for all patients with complex discharge needs by the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure that appropriate and effective communication mechanisms are in place between the ward team, the multi-disciplinary team, patients and their carers to ensure a seamless discharge process to health and social care providers.
  • To work with senior staff from CHC/CCG, Provide and Social Services to continuously develop and improve discharge planning policies and procedures.
  • To advise patients, relatives and staff on the current availability of both health and social care services in the community.
  • To provide specialist knowledge and advice to the organisation on all aspects of discharge planning.
  • To identify delays in patient pathways and instigate appropriate action to resolve issues and facilitate discharge.
  • Ensure that predicted dates of discharge for patients with complex needs are communicated to all relevant multi-disciplinary team members, patients and carers

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 2 years qualified as a nurse


  • Previous experience within a discharge team
  • mentorship



  • Experience of working within an acute trust


  • Demonstrate leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court road



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