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Nurse Specialist (Discharge)

Band 6

Main area
317 Patient Services Co-ordinators
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-22-042-A
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
20/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

This is an exciting developmental opportunity to join the discharge team and enhance your knowledge and skills regarding complex discharge planning. By bolstering the number of discharge nurse specialists this will allow a 7 days service and help embed a home first culture and further enable the discharge to assess team to meet demand over 7 days.

The Discharge Nurse Specialists are integral to the function of the Integrated Discharge Team by leading the daily discharge hub and fulfilling the role of case manager. This involves being part of the MDT when planning complex discharges and discussion with patients and their family/carer and liaise with outside agencies to ensure a safe discharge.

The Discharge Nurse Specialist is responsible for leading regular review of patients with a length of stay of greater than 7 days to ensure robust medical plans in place and discharge planning has commenced. 

To apply for this post you must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the national discharge policy.

  • Interview Date: 20th July 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • Be required/have the ability to act as case manager for a group of complex patients.
  • Provide specialist discharge advice and support specific multidisciplinary teams.
  • Enable patients with complex discharge care plans attain their best possible quality of life by adopting discharge to assess model.
  • Require enhance communication skills to ensure patients and families understand discharge pathways on a frequent basis and provide telephone advice.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:

  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area; prepared to take degree level study
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paula Watson
Job title
Discharge Nurse Specialist
Email address
paula.watson7@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912448900