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Discharge Coordinator

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
St Helens
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an induvial to working within mental health urgent care within the Discharge Coordinator role within Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment teams across the Mid Mersey geographical footprint.

The post holder will act as a key liaison person between the inpatient units, the crisis resolution home treatment team & the bed management team . The post holder will be responsible for the effective coordination of patient discharges throughout the mental health inpatient units. The post holder will work closely with inpatient clinicians and multi-disciplinary team members to deliver a high quality, patient focussed service.

The post holder will be based with the CRHT at Harry Blackman House however will be expected to mobilise between sites to understand and monitor the capacity and flow through CRHTs and inpatients.

Proposed Interview date 5 June 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will attend and participate in daily bed capacity meetings, ensuring provision of predicted discharge activity for that day and data relating to the progress of patients being managed through the discharge planning process.
  • To ensure a seamless approach by liaising with colleagues as required e.g. CRHT, ward based staff, community services.
  • To inform internal and external staff when in patient capacity is anticipated to be insufficient to meet predicted emergency or elected demand, requesting additional support to expedite hospital discharges.
  • To arrange and attend discharge planning meetings on allocated wards. To attend the daily multi-disciplinary morning meetings in these wards to ensure appropriate length of stay / estimated discharge dates are applied, monitored and adhered to.


About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people. We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities. At the heart of all we do is our commitment to perfect care care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinical advice and expertise regarding the suitability of patients on the acute ward to be discharged and continue their treatment in the community.
  • To coordinate the discharge of a defined group of service users from the inpatient units into the community, carrying out an assessment and planning implementing and evaluating their care under the guidelines of ECC, without supervision.
  • To attend and participate in daily bed capacity meetings, ensuring provision of predicted discharge activity for that day and data relating to the progress of patients being managed through the discharge planning process.
  • To ensure a seamless approach by liaising with colleagues as required e.g. CRHT, ward based staff, community services.
  • To inform internal and external staff when in patient capacity is anticipated to be insufficient to meet predicted emergency or elected demand, requesting additional support to expedite hospital discharges.
  • To arrange and attend discharge planning meetings on allocated wards. To attend the daily multi-disciplinary morning meetings in these wards to ensure appropriate length of stay / estimated discharge dates are applied, monitored and adhered to.
  • To report to the relevant Matron any ward-level nursing responsibility related process delays, including late referrals to therapy services, social services, community hospitals and completion of health needs assessments.
  • To assist the Matrons to address discharge training and development needs of ward staffs that may have been identified by these delays.
  • To attend weekly Delayed Transfers of Care meetings to ensure correct identification of those patients fitting the DTOC criteria and to provide relevant reports.
  • To engage with multidisciplinary staff to ensure that the patients care pathways reflect their current and longer term care needs.
  • To provide, when necessary, the clinical challenge to non-clinical multidisciplinary staff to support the decision that the patient is no longer benefitting from an acute hospital stay, seeking support from CRHT Managers/Clinical Leads as necessary.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Dip.SW/CQSW, Dip.COT/SROT
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development e.g. ENB 998 / Mentorship in Practice.


Desirable

  • Approved training in phlebotomy
  • PSI Training


Knowledge/ Experience

Essential

  • Significant demonstrable post registration experience. ASW/ Mental Health Practitioner


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience of working a range of people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.
  • Experience of Crisis Intervention
  • Experience of leadership and management


Values

Essential

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet


Skills

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of Mental Health assessments
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of Code of Conduct and the nurse's responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff
  • Knowledge of developments in community care and of mental health legislation.
  • Knowledge of ECC guidelines.


Desirable

  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to contribute to develop nursing excellence within the community team.


Other

Essential

  • Access to transport
  • On going post-registration development.
  • Able to participate in 24 hour shift system


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Harry Blackman House, Peasley Cross Hospital - base

St Helens

WA9 3DE

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350-MHC6268187

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