Discharge Keyworker / Discharge Team | University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 17 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,816 - £24,336 pa/pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 16 June 2024
Location: Dorset, BH15 2JB
Company: Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 5902968/153-CO03186

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for discharge keyworker to join UHD Discharge Team. The post holder will be situated in the hospital discharge team, designated to clinical areas to support discharge planning according to hospital flow pressures. The post holder may be required to participate in cross- site working between Poole and Bournemouth hospital sites. The position will be required to work across a 7 -day rota / the service operates on weekend and Bank holidays

It is essential the successful candidate is able to be adaptable to different working priorities as the clinical area designated will change according to the hospital pressures been experienced on a daily basis.

The post holder will have well developed interpersonal skill as the role requires the individual to communicate effectively at all levels, demonstrating negotiating, problem solving and solution creating skills.

We would be interested in receiving applications from individuals who feel they meet the essential elements of the job specification, and who desire to be part of a developing team. It is essential that the successful candidate has a commitment to improving the discharge planning experience of patients.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospial

Interview Date: TBC

The successful individual will spend the majority of their working day to:
• Visit wards, advise and direct discharge planning / Discharge to Assess (D2A) process
• Support hospital staff with assessment and decision-making.
• Liaise between the ward staff, therapists, social workers and external partner’s staff.
• Guide staff to improve D2A referrals/ process.
• Support effective discharge planning reporting via the Health of the Ward IT application and other IT applications associated with patient information.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

This advert closes on Sunday 2 Jun 2024

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