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Patient Access
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health
£35,392 - £42,503 pa inc HCAS pro rata
Salary period
13/02/2023 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Discharge Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 6

Job overview

This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated and experienced nurse with an interest in supporting patients to their normal place of residence. We are looking for a nurse who enjoys problem solving and working creatively to support a safe transfer home.  

Main duties of the job

You will be as part of the discharge team and primarily supporting patients based in Farnham Community Hospital.

You will need to collaborate and liaise with patients, carers, family, hospital and other professional staff to improve the quality of the discharge process in the acute hospital setting, by liaising with internal and external professionals offering guidance and support to facilitate timely and appropriate safe discharge of patients from hospital to community.

Working for our organisation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To promote the continuity of care of patients with complex needs discharged from hospital into the community
  • To chair MDT discharge planning meetings on allocated wards
  • To support ward staff to ensure IRIS referrals are completed promptly
  • To provide information, advice and support to health care professionals, patients, relatives and others involved in patient care
  • To support the MDT to ensure timely and appropriate decisions in the discharge process
  • To facilitate the planning of complex discharges where sensitivity and persuasive skills are needed
  • To develop working relationships with external partners to enable discharge plans to be put into practice
  • To gain the knowledge to identify delays in the patient pathway and resolve problems identified
  • To attend daily board rounds on allocated wards, ensuring that EDD’s are applied, monitored and adhered to
  • Use the EPIC system to progress discharge planning and record delays in patients discharge process

For a full list of responsibilities, please see the attached job description.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of discharge co-ordination
  • Experience of working within an acute or community hospital setting


Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse or AHP
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching qualification or equvialent

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie Tripp
Job title
Patient Access Matron
Email address
Telephone number
01252 649249
Additional information

07833 403135

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