Band 5- Discharge Liaison Officer, Intergrated Discharge Team
- Band 5
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- West Herts - General Staffing
- Discharge Planning
- £26,152 - £32,146 pa inc HCA
- 22/04/2021 23:59
There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!
Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.
There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Band 5 - Discharge Liaison Officer, Integrated Discharge Team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and personable individual, with strong communication skills to join the Integrated Discharge Team at Watford General Hospital. The post holder will be integral part of the Integrated Discharge team (IDT) as well as the Single Point of Access (SPOC) team, facilitating discharges out of the Acute into the community utilising the Discharge to Assess Pathways.
The role requires individuals that can work within a busy and fast paced environment, has good IT, data and reporting skills, overseeing all of the data and information in relation to the integrated discharge team and the clients they are supporting.
The Discharge Liaison Officer Role is a Permanent Post, Full Time 37.5 Hrs Per week. The successful applicant Will also be required to work weekends and 8-6 shift patterns.
Main duties of the job
The Post Holder will be the point of contact for all queries relating to day-to-day discharge activity, performance, and reporting. To provide administrative oversight for the effective monitoring of all IDT referral processes to support accurate delivery of discharge information across the Acute Trust and partners. The candidate will require Advanced Knowledge of systems and procedures pertaining to hospital discharge, along with Excellent IT and Computer skills.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Working for our organisation
There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.
There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team under the direction of the Deputy Head and Head of Service, as well as supporting the SPOC leads.
The role will be to assist IDT with performance, collating Data and sending reports, as well as assisting ward MDT and improving day to day discharge planning.
To act as a facilitator to achieve effective discharge of clinically stable patients who are approaching or have exceeded their anticipated discharge date.
The post holder will receive support and supervision from a senior band 7 discharge planning nurse, of which there are 3 within out team, as well as 3 band 6 nurses.
You will also be involved in working closely with band 3 discharge coordinators.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, be able to communicate with a variety of different staff members as well as the patients. The post holder will need to be able to manager their time effectively in busy and often pressuried environment.
Your application will be scored against the person specification
- Please see attached Job Description
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Marie Casey
- Job title
- Deputy Head for Integrated Discharge Team
- Email address
- Telephone number
If you have problems applying, contact
- 01923 217508