Discharge Coordinator

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 6
Part Time
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An opportunity has arisen for Band 6 discharge coordinators to join the Trust wide discharge coordination team.

The focus of this role will be to promote patient flow and ensure all admissions remain purposeful.

The post holders will be responsible for working with teams to avoid delayed transfer of care from inpatient services and provide assurance that all necessary actions to resolve ward and trust level delays are in progress. The discharge coordinators will also be responsible for ensuring all system delays are appropriately escalated.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be required to develop and maintain positive working relationships with EPUT inpatient and community colleagues and all system partners focusing on collaborative working.

These posts are supported by winter funding and are available either as fixed term or on secondment until 31stMarch 2023. Please ensure that discussions and agreement are in place with your line manager for secondment.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder:

Will act as an independent practitioner within hospital settings, while liaising with other professionals as necessary.
  • Will work with the MDT identifying barriers to discharge, and how these can be resolved, ensuring the safe discharge of the individual presenting to the acute hospital setting
  • Will be responsible for supporting the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care within agreed parameters, to ensure meaningful admission and safe, appropriate discharge.
  • Have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation, which govern current service provision and audit.
  • Will be responsible for ensuring effective communication pathways exist.
  • Will be responsible for ensuring the promotion of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.
  • Will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs necessary in providing quality evidence based care as appropriate.

To provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, and act up for the Team Manager in their absence as appropriate. To act as a role model and supervise less experienced staff.

For full details please refer to the job description.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • RMN or equivalent professional qualification
  • Qualification at degree level
  • In-depth knowledge of inpatient mental health services
Experience Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of inpatient mental health services
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Ability to travel across trust sites as required

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