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Discharge Planning
Band 6
Fixed term: 9 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 per week)
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Support Nurse - Discharge Planning

Band 6


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Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the complex Discharge Planning Team, providing a link between health and social care.

The role provides the opportunity to work with the MDT and our service partners in best practice, while providing expert advice on the management of patients with complex discharge planning needs.

We are  looking for an experienced nurse who has communication skills and has the confidence to both challenge practices and negotiate outcomes for our patients  to facilitate timely and safe discharges.

You will be proactive and a good problem solver with the patient at the heart of what you do.

If you are organized , able to prioritize your workload  with the ability to work in a busy team while learning a new role,  this may be the opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

- The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care
- Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist Nursing care programmes
- Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to,
and liaising with, other staff

Working for our organisation

Come Nurse with us…

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It’s a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

  • This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of  £40.00. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.
  • Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close on: 8 March 2021

Interviews are due to be held on:  19 March 2021

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1. Registered nurse. 2. Relevant experience in surgery 3 Evidence of continuous professional development 4. Teaching or mentoring qualification 5. Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete
Desirable criteria
  • 1. Degree 2. Research Module


Essential criteria
  • 1. Demonstrate expert nursing skills 2. Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles 3. Accept personal accountability for own practice 4. Experience of formal/informal teaching


Essential criteria
  • 1. Understanding of evidence based practice 2. Understanding of Clinical Governance 3. Understanding and knowledge of specialist field


Essential criteria
  • 1. Good verbal and written communication skills 2. Capable of working as an integral member of a small team 3. Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs 4. Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients 5. Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload; effective time management. 6. Effective interpersonal skills 7. Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
Desirable criteria
  • 1. Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills 2. Documentation, audit and presentation skills 3. Leadership Skills

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria
  • 1. To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct 2. Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions. 3. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

June Moller-Jones
Job title
Senior Discharge Planning Specialist Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01223 586951
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