Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Discharge Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£19,409 - 22,683 per annum
11/06/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Discharge Assistant

Location – Transplant and Urology Wards, Churchill hospital, Oxford.

About us:

The Wytham ward is a 20 bedded Transplant unit which deals with patients:
- Undergoing assessment for transplant
- Preparation for a transplant operation
- Acute post op transplant care and recovery
- Readmission with post-transplant complications

The Urology Ward is a busy 20 bedded surgical ward.
There is a team of 12 Consultants who operate Monday to Saturday and all emergency admissions are admitted via the Urology Triage Unit.

About the role:

This role is pivotal to support the wards with discharge planning and discharge processes.
As post holder, you will liaise with patients, Registered Nurses, Doctors, Therapy Services, Social Services, CHC team, Community teams and any other appropriate members of the Multidisciplinary team to provide a proactive and continuous process of discharge planning, avoiding delays and thereby improving the patients’ experience. This role will also involve the development and delivery of effective patient rehabilitation and health promotion programmes which you will establish alongside the Nursing Team, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services.

About you:

We are looking for someone who may currently be in a healthcare role or an administrator post, but most importantly, someone who is compassionate and will focus on the patient’s best interest.
You will need to be able to communicate clearly and concisely. If you enjoy working as part of a wide team, this will be the ideal role, as you are expected to participate in daily discharge planning meetings with the MDT. You’ll also get the opportunity to build other relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and care givers, as you draw together all of the relevant strands for a successful, safe and timely discharge.

For more information about this post please contact Mary Cortes (Urology Sister) or Ana Barbosa (Transplant Sister)


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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Mary Cortes (Urology Sister) or Ana Barbosa (Transplant Sister)


If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812