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Band 5- Discharge Liaison Officer, Intergrated Discharge Team

Band 5

Main area
Medicine
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-A-9804
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Discharge Planning
Town
Watford
Salary
£26,152 - £32,146 pa inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
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.

 

Job overview

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.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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.

Person specification

Your application will be scored against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached Job Description
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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Marie Casey
Job title
Deputy Head for Integrated Discharge Team
Email address
marie.casey3@nhs.net
Telephone number
07880053416

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Watford Hospital
Vicarage Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 0HB
Telephone
01923 217508
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