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Integrated Discharge Team Nurse - Band 6

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Band 6 Nurse to join the Transfer of Care Hub (Integrated discharge Team) Fixed Term or Secondment until end of March 2025.

The successful candidate will promote the Discharge to Assess model by facilitating safe and timely discharges for patients from Macclesfield District General Hospital, supporting the Acute Medical Ward and and as necessary for patients in community Pathway 2 beds transfer to pathway 3.

The successful candidate will have a passion for putting the patient at the centre and have experience of working collaboratively with multi-professional partners.

Hours per week: 37.5 hours (would also consider part time)

This position is a fixed term post until 31-Mar-2025.

Secondments also considered - if applying internally please discuss with your line manager to check they would be able to release you for secondment before applying.

Main duties of the job

To coordinate and facilitate the safe and effective discharge of patients from Macclesfield District General Hospital supporting proactive reduction in delayed transfer of care.

To provide assessments for discharge pathways 1-3.

Working proactively within an integrated health and social care team, to promote formal and informal channels of communication both within the team, ward staff, ICB and wider community as appropriate.

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/Mental Health Nursing. Degree in Physiotherapy or Occupational therapy with a experience
  • ENB 998 / Clinical Educator Training or equivalent


  • 1st Degree level education (or demonstrates ability to study at this level)



  • Multi-agency working
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Discharge planning


  • Experience of completing continuing healthcare assessments
  • Experience of single assessment process
  • Experience of managing a group of staff to deliver patient care
  • Proactive approach to change and ability to adapt change

Knowledge and Skills


  • Proven record of well- developed assessment skills Understanding and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
  • Able to demonstrate good clinical knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Ability to organise own work and work of others
  • Computer literacy
  • Demonstrates commitment to own personal development and sound knowledge of current issues in professional practice
  • Conflict management skills, defusing volatile situations

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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