Service Discharge Coordinator

Categories: Leadership.

JOB REF: J181-048


SALARY RANGE £29,788 to £31,883 PA, PRO-RATA

Are you an experienced clinician with excellent leadership and strategic planning skills and a passion for developing innovative services?

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Health and Social Care worker to clinician to join the Saint Francis Hospice team as the Service Discharge Coordinator to manage the referral and discharge process for the 18 bedded Palliative Care Inpatient Unit.

Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for all patients. Clinical services are provided within a modern, personal and friendly Inpatient Unit, in the Community we have the Community and Crisis Support Service and Hospice at Home Service as also provide Specialist Day Therapy Services. Alongside these clinical services we have the hospice Pepperell Education Centre which has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programmes and study days.

The postholder will be joining Saint Francis Hospice at an exciting time of service reconfiguration and change as services are adapted to meet the changing needs of our local community. The Inpatient has recently undergone new leadership reviewing reporting structures and staff establishment to support our patients increasing complexity and needs. This has opened up an opportunity for a pilot role for 18 months for a Service Discharge coordinator. The focus of this role will be to work as a member of the MDT team, providing high standards of specialist palliative care to individuals and their relatives, providing a role model to other members of the team. Lead the daily admissions and referrals bed meetings, manage the allocation of new patients to current bed status/skill mix in close consultation with IPU senior nursing and medical teams. Ensuring the smooth pathway from admission to discharge by developing and maintain systems and pathways for all discharges from the hospice, working with the whole multi-disciplinary team.

Our driving aim is to be able to support our patients through the referral and discharge process seamlessly and efficiently ensuring that the needs of the person are paramount.

If you are a highly motivated and dynamic clinician with strong administrative and operational leadership skills and can adapt and manage the change process we would love to hear from you. Excellent team working skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this post to support sensitive collaborative working with colleagues, volunteers and patients.

In return we offer clinical supervision, staff support, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment. Transfer of NHS superannuation scheme or a private pension scheme is also available.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or arrange an informal visit we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Hazel McGwyne, Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319.

Closing Date: 1st July 2016 at 3pm

Interviews: 13th July 2016

If you would like to apply for the Service Discharge Coordinator position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs. The job reference number is J181- 048

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