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Registered Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Working in the hospital setting of Sidmouth Community Hospital, the post holder will participate as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team in providing education, support and assistance to health care professionals in promoting safe and effective discharge planning for patients.  He/she will lead on ensuring timely and effective discharge of patients from the ward take place by managing their individual discharge plans. The post holder will act as the point of contact on the ward for the discharge of all patients and will be expected to chase the progress of discharge plans and take appropriate action when there are potential delays to this process. Working alongside the therapy and nursing team.

The post holder will be expected to assist Clinical Nurse Manager in the process of bed management on the ward, identifying and organising transfers from the acute hospital and participate in the local Trust wide process of daily bed management. Understanding delayed discharge process and recording appropriately.

 A part of the role concerns assessment of patients for eligibility for NHS continuing heath care funding, which the post holder will need to complete in a timely and effective way and to the standard required.

To be able to plan family and Best interest meetings and have a good understanding of the mental capacity act, and safeguarding.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Onward care nurse. The onward care role is co-ordinating complex discharges from community hospital to home or further care. Communicating with the person/patient family and the care providers, needing to undertake complex assessments. The role is mainly office hour-based working in a non-clinical role.

Working Pattern: 8:00 - 16:00, later if needed to discuss issue with patient/carers families

Interview Date: 12/12/22

For further information please contact Pauline White 01395 519908

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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