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Discharge Assessment Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Discharge Service
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
27/08/2018 23:59

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse with a specialist interest in / looking to develop skills in complex discharge assessment & planning to join our new and developing Integrated Discharge Service. 

Working on the principle of ‘Home First’ the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be required to work collaboratively and co-operatively with multi-disciplinary teams; both within the Trust and across the wider health and social care economy to facilitate the patients’ safe & seamless transition from hospital to their optimum discharge destination in a timely manner. 

This is an exciting and challenging role for an experienced individual who is dynamic, possessing strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to deal with difficult and sensitive situations within a busy & challenging clinical setting.

We would welcome applications from nurses who want to expand their knowledge and experience in this area and all relevant training for role will be given through a comprehensive induction programme. We would also welcome applications from candidates who have previous experience of the acute hospital discharge process and have had exposure to nursing need assessments and CHC checklists/fast tracks within their roles.

As part of the role, the successful candidate may be required to work on either Trust site. You will be expected to work during the service operational hours of Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and 8am to 4pm at the weekends.

In addition to the many other benefits of working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you may also be entitled to apply for our relocation package. As a Trust we recognise the importance of securing the right candidate for a role; and we therefore offer an attractive relocation package of £1,500 for any nurse relocating more than one hour away from their current address.

For any further information regarding our relocation package, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team.

Provisional Interview date: Week commencing 10th September 2018  

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Williams, Integrated Discharge Service Clinical Lead 07545354411

David Styles, Matron - Patient Flow Specialty Business Unit 07710065320

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245475