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Senior Staff Nurse - Integrated Discharge Service

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Discharge Clinical
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£33,660 - £43,307 per annum inclusive
30/10/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

UCLH has a vacancy for the above post in the Division of Integrated Care working as part of the Integrated Discharge Service (IDS).

The Integrated Discharge team is led by the Senior Nurse with management and support from four Band 7 specialist Sisters covering the services of Simple and Complex Discharge, Homeless support, Admissions Avoidance in the Emergency department (7 days) and Alcohol and Drugs specialist service. The team also work in the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit each day with patients and by working with our community colleagues support the patients discharge and prevent readmissions.

The team work seven days a week from 08.00 to 20.00 (9-5 at weekends) facilitating and supporting patient discharges.
In order to be successful in the role, the applicants must have a keen interest in improving the patient experience on the ward, and care about the continuity of the service between the acute and community setting. You will have experience of working within a discharge planning service and a good knowledge and experience of community services and how to ensure safe and timely discharge and prevent readmissions.

The ward support for discharge will involve leading and contributing to the co-ordination of patients’ discharge arrangements and assist in the administration processes relevant to discharging patients from UCLH. The team work with the ward multi-disciplinary teams to prevent potential delays to discharge such as complex functional, social and home environment needs. This includes telephone follow up of patients after discharge.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated nurse , who can provide decisive and effective input and who has effective communication skills, a flexible approach and an ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently.

Please see below forthcoming interview/assessment days which have been planned in advance;

  • 10th Oct
  • 24th Oct     
  • 9th Nov    

Please ensure you are available all day.


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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

Julie Pluck Senior Nurse IDS on 07903 585037