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Discharge Sister/ Charge Nurse

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available for the right candidate to join the Discharge Team as Patient Flow Sisters/Charge Nurse for six months.

You will provide clinical leadership, nursing expertise and advice to staff pertaining to all matters of discharge, quality and safe patient flow. You will maintain a clinical, managerial and operational overview of the hospital discharge processes in support of the Deputy/ Head of Capacity and Discharge.

As a discharge and patient flow ”expert' you will co-ordinate the hospital discharge function in hours inclusive of weekends. The role involves managing and coordinating a wide range of complex and competing priorities in regards to discharge and working closely with social care and external partners. You will need excellent communication skills as you will be in liaison with many different staff groups and patients to troubleshoot and ensure a timely discharge take place safely.

To join our existing team you need to be an enthusiastic, adaptable and experienced nurse, who is able to motivate the nursing, clinical business units and non-clinical workforce to contribute to service developments that will enhance safe and timely discharge for patients.

You will also lead a team and be a role model for the patient flow coordinators. If you would like a challenge and would like to know more about the role please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Clare Beattie Head of Capacity on  ( Phone number removed )  or via mobile via switchboard.  ( Phone number removed ) .

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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

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Please note that all salary bands stated are for full time hours and will be pro-rated for part time hours

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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