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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2020.

Discharge Support Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2270338-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Leicester Royal Infirmary
£19,737- £21,142 Per Annum

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic pro-active individual to work as a Discharge Support Assistant. This will include working on a busy frailty admissions unit . We are looking for people who will be able to work on their initiative as well as part of a team. The Discharge Support Assistant is to improve outcomes of patients being discharged once medically fit. You will be part of the ward team in this valuable and supportive role.

The Acute Frailty Unit can have a high turnover of patients; as well as complex and complicated discharge for patients on End of Life pathways. Early identification of potential needs and additional support is very important in achieving a short length of stay and reduces risk of potential readmission.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the discharge process and be aware of some of the challenges in relation to facilitating an effective safe discharge. An ability to demonstrate trust values and behaviours. Have relevant previous hospital experience.

This role will include full time hours day time hours 7 days a week including weekends and bank holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ward Sister

Esther Hyde

Contact Number : 07939 229775


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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