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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2022.

Discharge Facilitator

Job Reference: 833-GS-AS-23-22

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Integrated Discharge Service
St James University Hospital
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum, pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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Join the Leeds Integrated Discharge Service as a Band 6 Discharge Facilitator!

An exciting opportunity is now available to appoint enthusiastic and pro-active Discharge Facilitators (Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists) with the Leeds Integrated Discharge Service (LIDS), based within Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The posts are available as either a permanent post or 12 month secondment opportunity.

If you have an interest in, and a passion for avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and improving safe and timely hospital discharges for patients, then this may be the job for you!

What is the role?
Leeds Integrated Discharge Service aims to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and works closely with the multi-disciplinary team, providing expertise in discharge planning and ensuring a seamless transition between hospital and community services.
As a Discharge Facilitator you will be responsible for the assessment of patients identifying any support needs on discharge and co-ordinating and communicating their discharge plans.
You will take a lead role in the daily MDT, working closely with other professionals and providing expertise in discharge planning.
This is an exciting time to join the team as we are planning new and innovative ways of delivering the service. There will be many opportunities to be involved with local initiatives around discharge and to enhance your knowledge and experience in this field. The diversity of the role could be extremely rewarding for the right individual.

About you:

  • Are you a Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with experience in discharge planning?
  • Do you have experience of working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Adult Social Care and the third sector?
  • Are you an enthusiastic, well-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and prioritise own and other's workload?
  • Are you passionate about providing high quality patient centred care?
  • Would you like to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, forward thinking team?

The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity for ongoing professional development and the opportunities to continue to develop their specialist discharge knowledge and skills. We will offer a supportive working environment in which to continue to develop your skills, a structured in-service training programme and appraisal and supervision systems.

All staff who are requirement to provide Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, in line with new government regulations which come into force on 1 April 2022, anyone employed in this role will need to provide evidence of vaccination, or that they come within a specified exemption as part of pre-employment checks.

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now before you forget!


Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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