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Trustwide Discharge Support Nurse

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Trustwide Discharge Support Nurse

Division: Corporate

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Interview Date: Week commencing 29th July 2024

We are recruiting for a Trustwide Discharge Support Nurse who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

The successful postholder will be expected to develop and maintain links with community health providers and other services which facilitate discharges and provide a consistent point of contact within the Trust for these services working within the Integrated Discharge Team.

To assist the Trust is meeting its statutory organisational requirements and responsibilities in relation to discharge.

Establish and improve professional standards of care in the identification and management of patients with complex discharge needs, across all clinical and non-clinical specialities.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To oversee and co-ordinate the discharge caseloads ensuring all patients are discharged appropriately and in a timely manner.

The post-holder will be a key member of the senior nursing team, assisting with the maintenance of structures, systems and processes in place so that admission avoidance and discharge activity is effectively coordinated across Medway NHS Foundation Trust, making appropriate use of available resources with required operational and service quality standards achieved.

To develop and maintain links with community health providers and other services which facilitate discharges and provide a consistent point of contact within the Trust for these services

To provide specialist advice and support to the wards and their multi-professional teams in managing effective patient discharge as an integral part of care management across Medway NHS Foundation Trust

To ensure best practice in planning safe and timely patient discharges in order to achieve best outcomes for patients and to optimise hospital bed utilisation and reduce length of stay

To develop effective links and relationships with relevant professional partners, to ensure that we are providing the most seamless service possible. To assess, monitor and report on patient length of stay, delayed transfers of care and practice related issues

The post holder will work collaboratively with leads within the Integrated Discharge Team, Local Authorities, health and social care provider and commissioning services and other external stakeholders, to coordinate and promote effective partnership working at all levels of discharge activity. A high degree of effective coordination, communication, networking and liaison will be required to establish and maintain good working relationships within health and with other agencies locally and nationwide

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Experience of patient discharge
  • Experience of working in a MDT/Multi Agency team
  • Evidence of supervisory responsibilities
  • Degree level RN


  • Experience of working in a discharge team

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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