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Integrated Discharge Liaison Officer

Band 3

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Integrated Discharge Liaison Officer
Band 3
Fixed Term - 18 months
18.75 hours per week
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£17,787 - £20,448 pro rata
24/10/2018 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


  • Are you enthusiastic, motivated and looking for a new and exciting challenge?
  • Do you want to develop and extend your skills and knowledge within a Discharge Liaison Team?

 If so then this could be the job for you!

York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Discharge Liaison Officer. The integrated complex discharge hub provides a service to patients and customers across York Hospital, White Cross Court Rehabilitation Hospital, St Helens Rehabilitation Hospital, Scarborough Hospital, Bridlington, Selby New War Memorial Hospital, St Monica's Easingwold.    

About the role:

You will join a developing inter-agency team working closely with; ward staff, Social Care, Continuing Health Care and the voluntary sector. Therefore you must be able to demonstrate collaborative working as well as being able to build effective relationships with colleagues from other healthcare professions.

The team is developing in line with national guidelines to facilitate complex discharge planning with an ethos of ‘home first’ and the successful candidate will be employed as an integrated team member with our partners.

This role entails working closely with a wide multidisciplinary team to facilitate the timely discharges of patients from the hospital environment.

Key skills required for this post

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise workload
  • Perform well under pressure in a supportive team

 The work base for this post is York but the successful applicant will be expected to provide cross site cover.

You will benefit from working within a small, friendly, experienced, pro-active team who are looking for a colleague with a positive approach, and has a flexible and patient centred approach.

Please note the hours available for this post are to be worked over a 7 day period

What are we looking for:

The ability to escalate concerns via appropriate channels of escalation is also essential in this role.

The successful candidate will be required to use a variety of computer applications and should be confident in IT skills.

Please note: The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the local area during the course of a normal working day is essential for this role.

We would strongly encourage anyone interested in this exciting opportunity to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the unit.

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an Organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: This is a fixed term vacancy for 18 months, secondment opportunity is available.

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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

Ann Kershaw

Integrated Discharge Liaison Team Leader  - 07741296949


Debbie Hawkshaw  

Integrated Discharge Liaison Team Leader - 07557896788





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