Band 7 Community Discharge Service Co-Ordinator

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    Medical & Healthcare

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    Full Time

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    Karen McCready

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  • Duration:

    minimum of three months with a view to continue

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Role: Band 7 Community Discharge Service Co-Ordinator

We are excited to be recruiting on behalf of our Public Sector Client for a Band 7 Community Discharge Service Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating discharges across facilities within some of the Belfast area.

Dependent on location the post holder will either provide an in reach function to acute hospitals sites and will ensure effective discharge coordination of complex discharges or will be responsible for coordinating flow throughout the intermediate care community facilities and teams.

The post holder will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams across hospital and community to deliver high quality person centred service and ensure safe, effective and timely discharges

This is a full time ongoing contract with a competitive pay rate of £19.89ph - £31.82

Immediate starts are available once background checks are completed.

What the role entails:

  • Provide an in reach function to acute hospitals sites and will ensure effective discharge coordinating of complex discharges

  • Contribute to the development of the multi-disciplinary integrated team approach within the Community Discharge Team

  • To assist in the implementation management and review of effective management and communication systems within and between teams to ensure that targets for patient discharges are being met.

  • Delegation of appropriate tasks/duties to relevant staff including Hub discharge assistants and manage the flow throughout the hospital and community.

  • In conjunction with clinical staff pro-actively identify patients for transfer to interim beds to ensure maximum utilisation of beds within Trust boundaries and thereafter to coordinate and manage the patient flow and onward discharge of BHSCT patients placed in interim beds.

  • Contribute to the ongoing systematic review of admission and discharge policies in relation to care pathways to ensure the optimum use of clinical resources.

  • Within the community setting – comply with quality and governance protocols in the facilities and domiciliary care provision and complete regular audit and monitoring.


  • To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to establish the team’s efficiency and effectiveness and where necessary implement any changes to practice or service protocols and thereafter measure effectiveness.

  • Provide reports which will inform the Trust Senior Management Team, regarding patient activity, in relation to discharge from hospital and prevention on unnecessary hospital admission and bed utilisation both in acute and community setting.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of comprehensive systems for Clinical and Social Care Governance, including training, standard setting, monitoring, quality assurance and quality improvement.

  • To hold a reduced caseload and effectively manage the discharge of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions and contribute to the development of the utilisation of beds and management of patient flow.

  • Ensure safe practice under the Health & Safety at Work Order. Implement policies which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including the prompt recording and reporting and acting upon of accidents/incidents.

  • Participate in stand-by duty/on-call rota arrangements, if required.


Essential Criteria:

·         5 years post registration experience With a Minimum of 3 years clinical/ managerial experience at Band 6

·         Demonstration of experience in discharge planning from Acute care episode or facility.

·         University Degree OR Professional Qualification registered with a specific professional body within Nursing/ Occupational Therapy/ Physiotherapy or Social Work

·         Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment

·         Competent computer skills for communication, data collection and research purposes.

If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.