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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Eastbourne District General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
09/03/2021 23:59

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Sister/Charge Nurse - Discharge Lounge

NHS AfC: Band 6

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ),  staff restaurants and  on-site accommodation.



ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



We are looking for a dynamic, creative, innovative motivated and enthusiastic Nurses to support our Discharge Lounge Team at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

You will help the Matron to lead the teams to support and instigate discharges & patient flow, which in return improves timely bed availability at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. 

This job role includes daily liaison with the site mangers and all clinical areas, including Emergency Department, AAU and Outpatients Department to support the timely identification of patients for planned discharge and assisting in facilitating their transfer to the lounge whilst waiting for their medications, hospital transport or to be picked up by their family. Other duties include helping clinical areas to book hospital transport if required, daily liaison with transport staff to establish a list of patients due for discharge  and also to engage all service users whilst waiting for their medications, hospital transport or to be pick up by their family. You will support the Matron in developing the service, Governance and safe staffing.  

As a registered nurse you will have Significant experience in an acute hospital care setting, with extensive knowledge of the discharge process through relevant post-qualification training and experience.

Excellent communication skills are essential for this post as much of the nursing care we provide relates to health promotion. You will need to be able to work effectively as a team leader. The successful candidate must be able to work all shift patterns that are required for this role.

These are high profile roles within the organisation and essential to support the Trust in meeting their performance targets.



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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Daisy Madzivanzira
Job title
Discharge Lounge Matron - DGH & Conquest
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Telephone number
0300 131 4500
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