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Staff Nurse in Integrated Discharge Team - Band 5

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our Transfer of Care Hub. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Nurse who has excellent communication and assessment skills, is passionate about patient flow and able to work at a fast pace in both a changing and challenging environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for completing assessments for patients to facilitate discharge from hospital through a Discharge to Assess model. We are looking for individuals who wish to achieve best patient outcomes on discharge from hospital embracing the Home First approach.

Hours per week: 25.5 hours.

Maternity leave cover, f ixed term contract until the end of June 25.

Secondments will also be be accepted, please ensure permission is obtained from your line manager before applying.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will facilitate initial proactive assessments for inpatients in order to facilitate a safe, effective discharge from hospital and prevent avoidable readmission to hospital.

Key aims are
  • Delivering a consistent, coordinated approach to assist patients to identify potential needs at the point of discharge to avoid unnecessary delays in transfer of care
  • Working collaboratively with external and internal partners for the benefit of the patients to ensure smooth transition from hospital and reduce risk of readmission
  • Transparently providing information and expert advice to patients, carers and other professionals
  • Reporting all delayed transfers of care, for criteria to reside reporting .

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current first level registration in General / Adult nursing or Mental Health nursing


  • Experience in an acute hospital environment



  • Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies eg Social Services
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Experience of supervision, appraisal and performance review


  • Intermediate care experience
  • Experience of case management
  • Experience of inter-disciplinary working
  • Rehabilitation experience
  • Experience of Community Nursing

Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge of National Service Framework for Older People
  • Knowledge of NHS Plan / Transforming Community Services
  • Awareness of Intermediate and Urgent care agenda
  • Rehabilitation Care Act
  • Hospital Discharge and Community Support: Policy and Operating Model
  • Relevant clinical knowledge of specialty
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Sound clinical knowledge which is based on research evidence
  • Some evidence of problem solving / leadership skills


  • Demonstrate evidence based decision making

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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