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Band 8a Clinical Discharge Hub Coordinator

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The National Learning Disability & Autism Programme has resulted in changes in the way care is managed and funded for people with a learning disability and / or autism.

We are recruiting for a committed Clinical Discharge Hub Coordinatorwith experience of working within the field of Mental Health, Learning Disability or Autism to work primarily within the admission avoidance /timely discharge process across BSOL.

Working collaboratively with citywide partners the post holder will ensure that citizens are supported to be safely discharged in the community wherever possible,and in a timely way. Where admission to specialist hospital is required the post holder will ensure this is outcome focussed and appropriate, that that alternatives have been considered, and that discharges are proactively planned and timely.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced clinician or practitioner working within the mental health, learning disability and autism team (MHLDA) and will sit within the Birmingham and Solihull MH& LDA Provider Collaborative..

The post holder will be expected to work alongside senior clinical leads and colleagues to provide oversight and co-ordination of the inpatient cohort including admission avoidance strategies and facilitating the discharging of clients

The post holder will require specialist clinical knowledge of the health needs of people with learning disabilities, autism and/ or mental health as well as local and national priorities across health services and the impact of these on people with learning disabilities and autism with or without mental health needs.

An understanding of health and social care systems within the Birmingham and Solihull locality would also be beneficial. The successful candidates will also have highly developed reporting and analysis skills and be confident with having outcome focussed and collaborative conversations with a variety of stakeholders to promote patient outcomes and system challenge, working with both NHS and non NHS providers and Local Authorities.

Care reviews are being undertaken both virtually and in person, so an ability to travel is essential.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced, confident reflective practitioner, with a robust knowledge, of Learning Disability, Autism and Mental Health. You will be able to acquire and assimilate complex information, from a variety of professional colleagues as well as families, service users and care providers, and be able to differentiate between the 'must do's and 'would like to do's' ensuring the citizens of Birmingham and Solihull are in receipt of the right care at the right time.

You will need to be willing to have difficult conversations yet be able to build and maintain relationships, with a clear and compassionate communication style.

For detailed job description and main responsibilities, please see attached Job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Post Graduate Qualification at Master's level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of completion of INSPIRE Leadership Programme or other Leadership Qualification/Programme.
  • Qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience in Quality Improvement methodologies (QI)



  • Extensive experience at a senior clinical or strategic level in a healthcare setting or social care setting.
  • Experience of leading successful organisational change and development.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading improvement activities involving multiple clinical disciplines.



  • Highly developed understanding of place-based care and population health principles.
  • Very highly developed knowledge of nursing and national drivers supporting the clinical division.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NMC standards for nurses and how these are applied in complex case situations and how these interfaces with organisational HR policies.

Personal Qualities


  • A compassionate and inspirational leader.

Other Job Requirements


  • Ability to travel across the Trust footprint.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Uffculme Centre

52 Queensbridge Road


B13 8QY

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