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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/07/2020.

Band 3 Discharge Facilitator

Job Reference: 313-A-20-82253-KW

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Acute & Rehab
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£19,737/£21,142

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Mental Health Directorate for a Discharge Facilitator to join our Discharge Team, there are posts in the acute and rehabilitation services. You will play an important role in supporting the clinical staff in facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital for patients.

You will help provide a seamless service for patients working collaboratively with external and internal partners for the benefit of the patients to ensure smooth transition from hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual. You will need to have good interpersonal skills, IT skills and possess excellent communication and organisational skills.

We will offer a supportive working environment in which to continue to develop your skills, a structured in-service training programme and appraisal and supervision systems.

Duties include but are not exclusive to:

  • Making referrals to appropriate services

  • Liaising with patients and their family members

  • Escorting patients to appointments that will facilitate discharge

  • Working closely with the MDT to identify barriers at an early stage

This is a full time post and the ability to be able to drive is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Saskya.Falope@leicspart.nhs.uk




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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