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Sister/Charge Nurse - Transfer of Care Team Oldham Community Services

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse to join an established Integrated Discharge Team / Transfer of Care.

You should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of working within a multidisciplinary team setting, but equally have ability to work to your own initiative.

Working flexibly between Health and Social Care you will provide specialist assessments to facilitate the discharge of Oldham residents into Intermediate Care, Palliative Care or Discharge to Assess beds in Residential Care and Nursing Homes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues across health and social care, in and out of hospital, to facilitate the safe discharge of patients with complex care and palliative needs from Acute Hospitals, in order to reduce the length of stay and improve outcomes for patients and their carers. To co-ordinate and manage the discharge process for patients with complex health care needs includingcomplex continuing care assessment, ensuring a consistent approach to the application of criteria.

To provide specialist advice on community/primary care services to enable the multidisciplinary team to make an informed risk assessment, with regards to the patient returning to a community setting wherever possible and/or to expedite a patient's transfer/discharge.

Co-ordinate the holistic assessment of patients with complex health care needs. Liaising with members of the multidisciplinary ward team, in order to affect a safe and timely discharge. To maintain strong collaborative working between health/social care and other key stakeholders. To work closely with the palliative teams across the sites to facilitate fast track discharges for patients in the last days or weeks of their life. To work in collaboration with the continuing health care team to apply for funding for fast tracks and support the screening process for continuing nursing care.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience


  • NMC registered
  • Substantial post registration
  • RGN - Pin Number to date
  • Evidence of having undertaken relevant further study or training as required for the post
  • Commitment to integrated working across health and social care.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload.
  • Experience of complex discharge co-ordination.
  • Knowledge of DOH guidance and legislation in relation to discharge and transfer of care and DToCs.
  • Knowledge and experience of the co-ordination of continuing health care assessments and application of criteria.


  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Recognised management or leadership qualification
  • Ability to provide leadership to junior members of the team.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a range of people.
  • Ability to motivate and influence colleagues within and outside of the Team.



  • Substantial experience at Band 6 or Equivalent within specialty
  • Experience of managing a ward or department on a shift by shift basis



  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Evidence of the acquisition of relevant skills associated with the role
  • Willingness to undertake relevant further study as required for the post
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and Health and Safety issues


  • IT



  • Willingness to work flexible shifts

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Integrated Discharge Team, Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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