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Community Nurse - Discharge 2 Assess

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
The post holder will work within the discharge to assess (D2A) team. The post holder will be facilitating hospital discharges, liaising closely with hospital teams, assessing the needs of people when they are home putting in a package of care, equipment and any therapy or nursing needs. The post holder will work closely with stake holders to ensure that the person is supported safely at home and that there is a seamless transfer of care and support to other agencies when discharged from D2A.

The post holder will collaborate with members of the multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team to ensure that patients individual needs, autonomy and independence are promoted.

The post holder will be responsible for implementing agreed nursing policies and clinical standards in accordance with agreed criteria and NMC Scope of Professional Practice and monitoring the compliance of staff in accordance with agreed criteria.

The role of the post holder will be flexible the service is a 7 day per week service, comprising a few shift patterns covering 8am to 8pm.

Main duties of the job

To work without direct supervision in the community. To triage referrals from acute hospitals, manage and co -ordinate referrals and patient flow, liaise with hospital and social care to facilitate safe discharge home and ensure packages of care are in place when appropriate, order collect and install equipment for patient use in their own home, assess, plan implement and evaluate goal or treatment plans for patients when they are home, refer on to multi agencies and other stake holders. To manage, support, supervise junior staff and students. To deputise for the team leads as required. To manage the caseload and service in the absence of the team lead. To set up regular B6 meetings set agendas, record minutes and actions. To share and cascade any knowledge gained and ensure that all care and treatment are delivered using best practice-based research and to ensure that D2A therapy colleagues are competent in any basic nursing care or assessments.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Graduate diploma or Nursing degree
  • Evidence of CPD
  • NMC registration


  • Mentor/Assessor qualification



  • oSignificant experience at Band 5
  • oLeading a team and working autonomously
  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary working/teams
  • oEvidence of motivation


  • oWorking within other areas of nursing/ intermediate care
  • oLeading a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of discharge

Knowledge and Skills


  • oProviding high levels of judgement, discretion, and decision making in clinical care/ clinical practice
  • oCommunication skills
  • oTime management and managing own caseload
  • oLeadership skills
  • oGood IT skills
  • oKnowledge of Discharge to Assess principles
  • oUnderstanding of NHS and Local priorities/ Manchester integration agenda

Personal Attributes


  • oMotivation, enthusiasm. flexibility to meet needs of the service
  • oFull driver's license and access to car

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Gorton Hub

27 Garratt Way


M18 8HE

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