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Stroke Discharge Coordinator

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

Role Summary

The aim will be to actively manage caseloads of patients and take responsibility for a wide scope of discharge planning functions & collating of readmission information.

• To achieve a collaborative approach to hospital discharges

• To ensure that patients only stay in hospital for the time required to complete their medical treatment and rehabilitation

• To work with colleagues to ensure that they provide and support the function of the MDT ward

• To liaise with patients and their families to promote their understanding of the discharge pathways as stated in the Integrated Community Stroke Service Model

• To ensure timely and accurate information sharing between the MDT, Single Point of Access team, medical division, site management and internal and external health and social care providers

• All patients to receive timely and seamless transfer of care to another setting

The team will promote effective utilisation of resources and optimal outcomes for each patient across the continuum of care

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

Do you have a passion for planning and coordination? Are you motivated, proactive and always put the patient first? If so, we have the role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 4 discharge coordinator to join the stroke rehabilitation team.

The Discharge Coordinator will be expected to work in close conjunction with the nursing and therapy teams to progress the patients pathway through the hospital to expedite their discharge. A key part of the role will be to ensure there is early communication with families/carers/care homes to ensure all relevant information is collated and potential barriers are highlighted so they can be addressed and solved prior to when the patient leaves hospital and mitigate failed discharge.

If you are passionate about patient care and their outcome, have a good understanding of patient admission to discharge pathways, excellent organisational and communication skills, and enjoy working within busy and dynamic teams then this position is for you. Previous experience in a ward environment or healthcare is essential.

Working Pattern: Monday- Friday 

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Cynthia Lumbwe 

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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