Discharge Process Specialist
I am recruiting for an interim Discharge Process Specialist for an NHS organisation based in the North West.
- Identifying complex discharges and managing their timely discharge from the Trust;
- Establishing patient pathways between primary, community, intermediate and secondary care services, to expedite timely discharge and improve patient flow throughout the Trust;
- Be a specialist link between the Trust and key stake holders in order to promote collaborative working and provide a seamless service for patients;
- In conjunction with the multi–disciplinary team, ensure that patients with complex needs have an individualised discharge plan of care that is relevant to their needs in the community;
- Be responsible for the continued development and promotion of a patient focused discharge process for complex discharges within the Trust;
- Advise and support all grades of staff and managers across the Trust in identifying issues relating to the effective discharge of patients from hospital, concentrating on complex discharges;
- Provide education and training to all staff on complex discharge planning;
- Maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to NMC code of professional conduct and Trust policies and procedures;
- Identify and manage patients whose discharge needs are complex and fall outside the criteria of simple discharges;
- Ensure that appropriate and effective communication mechanisms are in place between the ward team, the multi-disciplinary team, patients and their carers to ensure a seamless discharge process to health and social care providers;
- To advise patients, relatives and staff on the current availability of both health and social care services in the community;
- Provide specialist knowledge and advice to the organisation on all aspects of discharge planning.
- Registered Nurse with current registration;
- Experience of leading and influencing others to ensure practice decisions are supported by research and evidence based practice is sought through literature and peer review;
- In depth and developed knowledge and expertise of current legislation and guidelines pertaining to discharge planning in health and social care to ensure the appropriate management of individual patient needs;
- Knowledge of reporting and discussing delayed transfers of care with Social Services and providing information to allow agreement on reimbursement costs.