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Discharge and Transfer Lead

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Nurse or Therapist with an understanding of the benefits of early discharge and rehabilitation within a familiar home environment. Someone who can work within a Multi-disciplinary Team, using their initiative to make decisions around complex issues.

The successful candidate will promote and implement the Discharge to Assess principles and pathways. They will identify, assess and co-ordinate services to support the safe discharge and transfer of patients with complex needs, liaising with the Multi-disciplinary Team and partner agencies across acute and community settings.

You will be either be a qualified Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.

Main duties of the job

1.To ensure patient discharge care needs are assessed, planned implemented and evaluated using research evidence as appropriate.

2. To provide leadership to facilitate excellent nursing or therapy care in order to promote rehabilitation, patient independence and therefore earlier discharge from hospital.

3. To ensure all nursing or therapy procedures are carried out in accordance with Royal Derby Hospital policies taking appropriate action in emergency situations.

4. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, be responsible for setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of care particularly for patients with multiple needs who require complex packages.

5. Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.

6. Ensuring that accurate and timely records of discharge planning assessments, planning, interventions and contacts are maintained

Closing date of applications: 26th June 2024

Interview date: 10th July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Organising Skills


  • Management and prioritise work load

Discharge knowledge


  • Relevant discharge experience, complex case management


  • Community experience/knowledge



  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • IT skills including lorenzo, MS teams



  • Demonstrable Band 5 experience



  • Professional Registration

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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