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Discharge Support Assistant

Job Reference: 358-3098939-CHU-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Oncology and Haematology within University Hospitals of Leicester, is currently seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, and motivated Band 3 Discharge Support Assistant to join our oncology and haematology teams.

You will be line managed by the Ward 41 ward sister but you will work across oncology and haematology to support effective discharge.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as they will be liaising with patients, family/carers, members of the wider multi-disciplinary team across UHL, and with our System Partners i.e. Adult Social Care and Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The applicant must have Clinical Health Care Experience.

Working as part of a busy team, the successful candidate will also be responsible for completing a wide range of tasks including, ensuring staff members at ward level are aware of discharge arrangements, that discharge letters/discharge medications are processed in good time, that transport is arranged to support patient discharge, and clinical tasks are completed by ward staff to avoid discharge delay.

Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for updating patient records and electronic applications and databases.

The post holder will be able to function within the role in a busy working environment, and be able to organise and prioritise their workload to ensure safe and timely discharge. However, the discharge team and wider ward teams are friendly and supportive, and will encourage the post holder to succeed within their role.


Previous applicants need not apply

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nkululeko Dube

Ward Manager

0116 2586010/5088

Additional contact information

Andy Palmer. Matron 01162585750

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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