Ward Discharge Coordinator (Bishops Castle Community Hospital) – Bishop’s Castle

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  • Proposed Salary £21,089 £23,761 A Year
  • Career Level Managerial
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Healthcare
  • Qualifications Master's Degree
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Job Description

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life – and a good work life/home life balance.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust values your application and we are committed to making your recruitment experience as enjoyable as possible. If you hold a clinical professional registration, you may be contacted by the Recruitment Team following your interview as we would like to use your application for other suitable roles in various locations across the Trust.

We are pleased to announce an exciting vacancy for a part-time (20 hours per week) Band 4, Ward Discharge Co-Coordinator to support a multi-disciplinary team, specialising in the rehabilitation of the local population, within Bishops Castle Community Hospital .

This role offers the opportunity to assist the Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Social Workers, on the ward, to facilitate and support, person-centred & timely discharges back to a patient’s own home or intermediate care facilities.

The key responsibilities of the position will be to assist in the multi-disciplinary management of patients and to co-ordinate the discharge process by liaising with other health and social care professionals. The post holder will interact closely with patients, family members, carer’s and third party agencies, to gather information about the patient’s previous and current care requirements. You will also work closely with the therapy team to establish an understanding of the patients’ needs for discharge.

The individual will require good communication skills, with the ability to challenge, problem- solve and prioritise your workload, in difficult circumstances. You will be required to work under your own initiative but also as part of a diverse and dynamic team.

*** Important information regarding DBS checks *** If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, you are required to pay the fee for the DBS check which is £50.00 for an Enhanced check and £30.00 for a Standard check

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes are available

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised. From 1st April 2019 new starters to the NHS or those promoted to a new role will be subject to pay progression arrangements as contained in Annex 23 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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