Discharge Liaison Specialist Nurse/Occupational or Physio- Therapist


York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Acute, Emergency and Elderly Medicine




31,365 - 37,890 pro rata

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We're looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

'to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week. Applications for full and part time are welcomed.

Contract Type: Permanent. Secondment will be considered for set time periods

  • Are you enthusiastic, motivated and looking for a new and exciting challenge?
  • Do you want to develop and extend your skills and knowledge within a Discharge Liaison Team?

If so, then this could be the job for you!

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit enthusiastic and self-motivated Discharge Liaison Specialist Nurses/ Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists. The integrated complex discharge hub provides a service to patients and customers across the following sites:

  • York Teaching Hospital
  • White Cross Court Rehabilitation Hospital
  • St Helens Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital
  • Selby New War Memorial Hospital
  • St Monica's Easingwold.

Please note that for this post we are welcoming applications from registered Nurses Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists professionals.

About The Role

You will join a developing inter-agency team, working closely with: ward staff, Social Care, Continuing Health Care and the voluntary sector. Therefore you must be able to demonstrate collaborative working, as well as being able to build effective relationships with colleagues from other healthcare professions.

The team is developing in line with new national discharge guidelines and forms part of the Acute Hospital Discharge Command Centre , to facilitate hospital discharge with an ethos of 'home first', and the successful candidates will be employed as integrated team members with our partners.

As a Discharge Liaison Nurse/ Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist, you will be expected to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience in relation the following:

  • New National Hospital Discharge Service
  • Discharge to Assess Model
  • Mental capacity Act (MCA)
  • Continuing Health Care (CHC)/ Fast Track
  • Choice of Accommodation
  • Patients who require long term care
  • Patient assessments in relation to requirements for rehabilitation and packages of care

You will be required to have high level of sensitive discussions with patients and their families, and on occasion be able to diplomatically challenge conversations in order to achieve the best outcome for patients for a safe discharge.

You will benefit from working within a small, friendly, experienced, pro-active team who are looking for a colleague with a positive approach, and has a flexible and patient centred approach.

Please note the hours available for this post are to be worked over a 7 day period.

What Are We Looking For

You should be a dynamic, forward thinking practitioner with the desire to develop and improve services. You must have relevant clinical experience, excellent communication and organisational skills.

The ability to escalate concerns via appropriate channels of escalation is also essential in this role.The successful candidates will be required to use a variety of computer applications, and should be confident in IT skills.

Please note: The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the local area during the course of a normal working day, is essential for this role.

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

We would strongly encourage anyone interested in this exciting opportunity to contact us.

If you are applying for the post as a secondment, please ensure you have the permission of your current line manager first.

Funding for this post is until the end of March 2021. If, at that point, funding for this post is not renewed, the post holder would be redeployed elsewhere in the Trust.
It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

For Further Details

Ann Kershaw - Discharge Liaison Team Leader


Gillian Younger - Senior Operational Manager for the Discharge Liaison Team

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working

We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

DBS Checks
All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently 27.20 for a standard check and 44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.
Please note that Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A Bit More About Us And The Surrounding Area

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our 'Our guidance for applicants' before applying. Good luck with your application!

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Location(s) York YO31, UK
Job Type Full-Time, Permanent
Job Starts Immediately
Job Expires in 1 d and 22 h
Job ID #561668
Company National Health Service (576 more jobs)

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