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Integrated Discharge Sister / Charge Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you an experienced registered nurse with a good understanding of the discharge pathways? Are you passionate around helping patients/carers/families to be informed around discharge options to them? Then this role could be for you!

Our current Discharge Hub model on both Acute Sites - Eastbourne Hospital and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings is changing. We are forming a new Transfer of Care Hub (TOCH) which will be an integrated model working with key stakeholders including the Divisional Wards, Social Care, Voluntary Services, Housing, Homeless Services, and of course our patients/carers and families who use this service.

The TOCH will work 7 days a week so weekend work/bank holidays will be expected.

We have 2 TOCH's - one at the Conquest Hospital and one at the Eastbourne Hospital, so cross site work will be expected. We are also an integrated trust, so occasional working in other sites such as Bexhill or Rye Hospital may be required.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on the discharge of patients within the service.
  • Participate in the education, development, and supervision of other staff members within the TOCH.
  • Support and educate the staff within the wards and divisions around the discharge process/pathways and support complex case management.
  • Act as a role model for staff.
  • Liaise with the multidisciplinary staff to meet the needs of the patients and carers/families. i.e. Local Authority/Housing/VCSE/CHC/ICS
  • Liaise with partner and external organisations to achieve discharge outcomes.
  • Act as the patients advocate with regard to discharge planning.
  • Maintaining contact with patient's, carers, and relatives in relation to discharge planning and supporting conversations.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based practice.
  • Facilitate safe and timely discharge from hospital.
  • Maintaining and updating Electronic Patient Record systems in relation to Discharge Ready status and discharge plans.
  • Completing complex assessments, i.e., Continuing Healthcare (Fast Tracks), and Trusted Nurse Assessor forms.
  • Enhanced knowledge around Mental Capacity Assessment and Best Interest Decisions.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available for a small administration fee.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

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Person Specification



  • Qualifications / Training
  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge of the discharge process through relevant post-qualification training and experience - acute or community


  • Diploma/ 1st Level Degree in Professional Practice
  • Case management training course



  • Significant experience in an acute care setting
  • Recent relevant Discharge planning experience
  • Demonstrates enhanced skills supportive of the role
  • Proven experience in delivering training
  • Staff supervision experience
  • Understanding of budgetary controls


  • Involved in a range of management issues

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Cross Site


BN21 2UD

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