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Discharge Co-ordinator

Band 7

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Discharge Co-ordinator
Band 7
37.5 per week
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Whiston Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
24/01/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.


An opportunity has arisen for a new post as a Discharge Co-ordinator. The post is to primarily work across the Whiston Hospital and Northwest Boroughs Healthcare Trust in conjunction with the Liaison service to identify and ensure complex discharges and transfers of a mental health nature are managed efficiently and effectively to avoid delays. Also to establish patient pathways between primary, secondary and community services to expedite timely discharge and improve patient flow throughout. 

They will act as a specialist link between Trusts and key stakeholders to promote collaborative working and provide a seamless service for patients. In conjunction with the MDT ensure that patients have individualised discharge plans of care that are relevant for their needs in the community. 

They will be responsible for the continued development and promotion of a patient focused discharge process for patient discharges within the Acute Trust, and Advise and support staff in identifying issues relating to the effective discharge of patients from hospital. The successful person will be pivotal in managing the pathways between the Home Treatment Team and mental health inpatient wards.

We are delighted to offer a range of great benefits for our people and hope that you agree, some of these benefits will make a real difference to your working day!


  • Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes.
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme.
  • The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts, such as the NHS Electronics Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes.
  • Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre.
  • Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure and £29.50 for a standard disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Damien McCauley / Ian Mountain 0151 430 1794

If you have problems applying, contact

01925 664856

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