Community Discharge Planning Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
23 months fixed term
full time 37.5 hours per week
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CHB Rapid Intervention, Luton and Dunstable hospital foundation trust Lewsey Road Luton Beds LU4 0DZ
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
31/05/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


We are looking for someone to join our innovative and dynamic integrated Discharge planning team

The team comprises of Nurses, social workers and administrative staff. Their key aim is to identify and coordinate complex discharge plans for patients
Assessment, care planning, negotiation and problem solving skills are essential to this role. The post holder will be an enthusiastic dynamic and highly motivated Registered Nurse with a minimum of 18 months post registration experience in acute and community care.

The successful candidate will require an understanding of the legislation around discharge planning processes and be passionate about improving the experience of patients and their families

The Discharge coordinator should be able to demonstrate excellent team working and high level communication skills and be able to work with conflicting priorities and pressures. The role requires the successful applicant to be able to liaise with a variety of internal and external staff members and organisations and play a pivotal role in the coordination assessment of need and planning of discharges ensuring patients with complex health and or social care needs are discharged in a safe a timely manner

Every day is different so if you are resilient and can think creatively and want to work as part of an excellent integrated health and social care team then this could be the post for you.

Interviews will be held 7 June 2018

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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

Julia MEAD, telephone 01234317142, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158