Admissions and Discharge Coordinator - Hampstead Hospice

England | Hampstead Hospice

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England | Hampstead Hospice
Hampstead Hospice
Job function
Hospice Nursing & Care
Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 plus Inner London High Cost Area Payment

Admissions and Discharge Co-ordinator (Full Time 9 months - 1 Year Fixed Term contract)

Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead (North London)

Salary AFC (2020/21) Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 plus Inner London High Cost Area Payment

37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen to work as part of our multidisciplinary team in the role of an admissions and discharge co-ordinator. This post is to cover a maternity leave for a fixed term of 9 months to 1 year. This role will be contributing to the provision of specialist palliative care for patients facing life limiting illness within a hospice setting.

You will act as the key co-coordinator for all inpatient admissions and discharges ensuring that all admissions and discharges are in line with the hospice and national admission / discharge policies and processes. You will be the first point of contact for hospice referrals and able to carry out initial clinical triage.

You will work closely with the Ward Managers and MDT to ensure maximum bed occupancy and ensure the appropriateness and timeliness of all referrals by assessing referral information and carry out initial triage to establish if referral is appropriate.

You will ensure effective communication with members of the MDT by providing regular ward updates and attending the weekly discharge meeting, MDTs and by maintaining an accurate bed status.

You will establish collaborative working relationships with current and potential referrers. In addition, you will attend MDTs of local community palliative care teams to enhance collaborative working and ensure timely communication in relation to admissions and discharges.

You will be involved in supporting the clinical team with complex discharge planning, being proactive in liaising with social services and CHC to ensure that patients are discharged safely and without delay.

You will liaise with care / nursing homes to ensure timely assessments and completion of required documentation to facilitate discharge.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to support a cohort of patients with complex palliative care needs requiring admission to the hospice for a variety of reasons and to play a key role in providing a safe discharge to an appropriate setting. It will also allow you to demonstrate and develop your leadership skills while working with key external partners.

The hospice has excellent transport links with London Underground, London Overground and buses nearby. We provide training and development, interest free loans for travel, PC, bike purchases, free onsite parking.

If you would like to arrange an informal visit or to further discuss the role please contact Denise O’Malley, Clinical Lead Nurse on 020 7853 3400 Bleep 5 or X3502 /

Marie Curie is committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.