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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2021.

Band 8b System Discharge Lead

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92175-AWD

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£53,168 - £62,001

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 new opportunity has arisen for a System Wide Discharge Lead within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). Employed by Leicester Partnership Trust, this senior health or social care professional will Lead and manage the newly developing Discharge Hub and support the wider discharge and flow agenda across health and social care . This new post will lead a multidisciplinary and multi organisational team to coordinate discharges from all inpatient hospital beds for LLR patients who are medically ready for discharge across pathways 1-3.

These senior role will report to the LPT Assistant director/Head of Service whilst working across an integrated system of health and social care providers to develop and sustain a pull model of patient flow. The role will cover patient discharges across University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) three main acute sites, LPT Community Hospitals and LLR patients in out of area inpatient beds into onward care, including community health and social care provision. The System Wide Discharge Lead will play a pivotal role in developing and improving the Discharge Hub and informing the development of integrated discharge pathways.

Leading and managing the team and functions of the Discharge Hub is a key element of this role and you will need to demonstrate a broad experience and insight into all phases of acute to community discharge planning across the system. This will require strong and effective leadership and decision making skills that will be key during periods of escalation. The successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to integrated working across all aspects of health and social care, forging and developing strong and effective inter-organisational working relationships.

The System Wide Discharge Lead will have the opportunity to develop and drive forward new ways of working with system partners, continually shaping and supporting service development, effective discharge planning and integrated working.

We are looking for a motivated health or social care individual to deliver a key role leading this whole system approach within a rapidly developing landscape.

Interviews will be held w/c 15 March and will include a 10 minute presentation:

“Explain your key priorities in the first six months of the role and how you will ensure sustained and consistent delivery of safe and effective discharge for LLR patients.

For further details, please contact:

Nikki Beacher, Assistant Director of Community Health Services,, 07920154609

Tamsin Hooton, Director of Urgent and Emergency Care, LLR Clinical Commissioning Group, , 07714750062

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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