Discharge Planning Coordinator
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
5d ago

Job overview

We are pleased to have a unique and exciting career opportunity for you to join Oxford Health Community Hospitals working as part of the Patient Flow Team!

Our team works collaboratively as part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure smooth discharges from our Community Hospitals.

We are recruiting a Discharge Planning Coordinator to work with inpatient wards across Oxfordshire. The role is fast paced and has evolved significantly during the current COVID pandemic to support patient flow through the Community Hospitals and facilitate safe and timely discharges.

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to have a unique and exciting career opportunity for you to join Oxford Health Community Hospitals working as part of the Patient Flow Team!

Our team works collaboratively as part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure smooth discharges from our Community Hospitals.

We are recruiting a Discharge Planning Coordinator to work with inpatient wards across Oxfordshire. The role is fast-paced and has evolved significantly during the current COVID pandemic to support patient flow through the Community Hospitals and facilitate safe and timely discharges.

You should have experience of working within a healthcare setting and have a good understanding of community services. A willingness and commitment to learn, with compassion to delivering high-quality patient care is essential.

As part of the role, you will be supervised and supported by the Patient Flow leads and play a vital role in effectively communicating information to our patients, relatives, healthcare professionals and system-wide partners.

You will be planning each patient’s discharge from the first day of their admission to our services. Our staff are passionate about delivering the safest and best care which will enable and allow our patients to return home sooner after being admitted to hospital.

Our Oxfordshire Community Hospitals are based just outside Oxford in the surrounding beautiful towns of Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Headington, Wallingford and Witney.

The wards care for male and female patients, providing in-patient rehabilitation, and specialist stroke rehabilitation.

Our multidisciplinary teams all work together to provide the highest standard of patient centre-care.

We can offer you :

  • Supportive working environment
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities for you to shadow other services to enhance knowledge and skill set.
  • Be part of a fantastic forward-thinking team
  • Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

    Working for our organisation

    Our Oxfordshire Community Hospitals are based just outside Oxford in the surrounding beautiful towns of Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Headington, Wallingford and Witney.

    The wards care for male and female patients, providing in-patient rehabilitation, and specialist stroke rehabilitation.

    Our multidisciplinary teams all work together to provide the highest standard of patient centre-care.

    We can offer you :

  • Supportive working environment
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities for you to shadow other services to enhance knowledge and skill set.
  • Be part of a fantastic forward-thinking team
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Please refer to the job description and person specification attached for further information on this role.

    Some of the main duties include :

  • Actively participate in team meetings, contributing to and implementing patient discharge plans.
  • Accurate information recording and documentation.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, maintaining system wide communication channels.
  • To be competent in using computer systems that support Patient Flow service.
  • Be able to work flexibility across the service and provide a 7 day week cover as and when required for service needs.

    Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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