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Discharge liaision nurse

Job Reference: 834-1900034N

Virgin Care
£28,050 - £36,644 FTE

Discharge liaison nurse


Are you a thoughtful and dedicated nurse based in the Bath / South West area? Are you looking to join an NHS Health and Social Care partner which is striving to make positive changes? Would you like to work for an organisation where more than 9 out of every ten 10 of the people who use services would recommend them?

Feel Valued

As a discharge liaison delivering NHS/Local Authority services with us you will receive a salary between £28,050 to £336,644 per anum including an NHS pension. We’ll provide you with access to a committed Learning and Development team, and we work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression.  We will offer a combination of in house eLearning, workshops and courses to support your development.

You will become part of the Virgin Tribe. This grants you access to premier offers such as up to 40% off Virgin Trains, as well as discounts on Virgin Products such as holidays.

You’ll access our central online health and lifestyle platform covering healthy recipes, activity challenges, and support information around mental health. 

Oh, and did we mention the free tea and coffee?

Feel Proud

You will have a NMC registration, you should be IT literate, with basic Microsoft word, Excel and outlook and have the ability to input data with accuracy. You must maintain patient confidentiality at all times. You will be given all the necessary support and training needed for the position and will be well supported when in post.

 As a discharge liaison nurse you will will work as part of the integrated discharge team within the hospital discharge service at the RUH which includes discharge liaison nurses, social workers and social care practitioners to co-ordinate the management of complex discharges and transfers form the Royal United Hospital to the community hospitals. The team is friendly and supportive. You will receive supervision from on site managers.

The post holder will participate in multidisciplinary assessments in order to prevent delayed transfers of care, and will also ensure clear and effective communication channels between patients, relatives, carers and professional colleagues to provide seamless patient care and safe discharge planning, 

The successful candidate will need to work flexibility to support the co-ordination of  community services and will work in partnership with a variety of other teams  including Re-ablement, The Health access team and a variety of voluntary organisations. You must be able to perform well under pressure and will be expected to manage and prioritise your own workload to ensure the most effective use of time.

Feel the Difference

If you’d like to discuss the role further, or request the full job description, please contact Steve Marshall or Mike Cockburn on 01225 821079. You’re welcome to come in for an informal visit, meet our friendly team and ask any queries you may have before you apply. If our discharge liaison nurse role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of what we can do for your career then we’d love to hear form you. 

We partner with the NHS to make a real difference to people  and we’re building a working environment where colleagues too can really feel the difference. It’s the kind of place where nothing’s too much trouble. Where you’ll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we’ll support you to bring your best self to work every single day and to deliver high quality care. And that’s just the beginning. Since 2006, we’ve delivered services to millions of people by developing our own unique approach where our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications. Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide NHS and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy.


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