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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2021.

Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 165-21-11-107

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Ward B10 - Discharge Lounge
£18,546 to £19,918 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply.

In applying for this post, you give the Trust permission to use your data for recruitment purposes.

Healthcare Support Worker, Discharge Lounge – Band 2: 20 hours’ per week (1 post)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and committed HCSW to join the Discharge Lounge.

The Discharge Lounge coordinates the patient’s journey back into community and provides a seamless transfer of care /discharge to ongoing primary care services/placements and patients own homes.  

On the Discharge Lounge you will work as part of a team to ensure patients are discharged safely and will be key in supporting the Trusts efficient flow. You will pick up patients for discharge throughout the day, orientating them to the unit and maintaining their health and wellbeing until discharge preparations are complete. As part of our team you will ensure effective communication between care teams and families so providing a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Informal discussion welcomed or to organise a pre-arranged visit call.

Valerie Baker Team Manager


Telephone:    01709 428416

                     01709 426634

We would like to make you aware of the recent government announcement that from 1 April 2022 (subject to parliamentary approval), all NHS staff (including Rotherham NHS FT), who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are medically exempt to work in such a position. Details on the announcement can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Based on this announcement, you should consider your personal position when continuing to pursue employment for a position with the Trust, which may be affected by this change. Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the GOV UK website under government collections and immunisation and the NHS UK website.

If you have any concerns about any potential side effects of the vaccine, including any potential impact on fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, please read the detailed guidance on the NHS UK website under Covid vaccination.

Please refer to the Covid Vaccination link document for the website links.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

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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