Sister/Charge Nurse Integrated Discharge Service
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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UCLH Integrated Discharge Service
Band 7 Sister /Charge Nurse
An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced nurse to join our Integrated Discharge Team. We are seeking a highly committed and motivated individual who will ensure that we are providing a patient-focused discharge service to patients across all of the UCLH hospital sites.
Main duties of the job
This post is specifically responsible for the leadership within the IDS department and the development of processes to reduce the length of stays and to facilitate the timely and the safe discharges of the patients with complex care needs.
The team work closely with staff across all disciplines between hospital and community to ensure a safe and effective transfer of patient care on discharge. They are also responsible for monitoring delayed discharges in line with the Community Care Act 2014, and developing systems to reduce the number of delayed discharges.
The post holder will also lead a team of nurses in continuing to build a discharge service that works across the Trust to ensure safe, timely and effective transfer of patient care on discharge. They will have the ability to build relationships with staff across all disciplines between both the hospital and within the community services. They will also provide a strategic overview of the service and work to develop effective systems to reduce the number of delayed discharges. They will also deputise for the IDS Senior Nurse when requested.
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with previous experience of managing a Discharge service, excellent communication skills and an innovative and flexible approach.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Skills and Abilities
Personal and People Development
Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:
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