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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/02/2021.

Hospital Palliative and End of Life Care Discharge Coordinator

Job Reference: J315-VC058A

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Salary up to £37,890


At Mountbatten making our employees feel valued is as important to us as making sure that our patients are safe. We are looking for people that live our values to help us make a difference to the thousands of patients who come to us for help and support each year.

We believe that every employee plays a vital part in helping us achieve our mission to provide and promote good care an support for those people living with, affected by or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the communities we serve.

Our vision at Mountbatten is of a world where all dying people and those close to them, have access to expert care of the highest quality, provided by compassionate and professional teams.

Our Values

We care about what we do. We appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other

We are experts in our field. We are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do

We are innovative and bold. We respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources

We respect our community. We exist for our local population, now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others

Here at Mountbatten our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we need talented and committed people like you to join our team to help us grow and develop our services . If you wish to take the next step in your carer, this may be the ideal opportunity for you.

Hospital Palliative and End of LifeCare Discharge Coordinator

AfC Band 6,Salary up to £37,890.00 per annum

37.5 hours per week(may include weekend and bank holidays)

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic registered nurse who is seeking to make the next step in their palliative career to join our team based at University Hospital Southampton Trust.

As the new Mountbatten Palliative Care Discharge Coordinator, you will actively support discharge planning and facilitation, you will help to prevent inappropriate admissions into hospital and ensure that care at home is a viable option for people approaching the end of life.

Working in partnership with the hospice and hospital teams, consultant nurse (palliative care), social care, primary care, nursing & residential homes, and NHS continuing healthcare in facilitating integrated patient focused discharge provision. Whilst an employee of Mountbatten, you will be a core member of the Hospital Palliative Care Team based within University Hospital Southampton.

About you:

You will have experience of collaborating with other health and social care providers in primary, secondary, independent, and voluntary care is essential. You will ensure communication links are in place to deliver a continuous, well-coordinated and seamless discharge process as well as tracking those patients appropriately admitted into the hospital.

An effective advocate for the patient, you will understand the needs of those receiving palliative/end of life care as well as governance issues, risk management and audit procedures.

You will hold current registratoin with the NMC, and hold relevant nursing degree.

If you wish to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail please contact Suzi Graves, Consultant Nurse, Head of Community Services on 07971 383407 or Liz Arnold, Director of Nursing on 01983 217315

Mountbatten Hampshire offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

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