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Clinical Discharge Lead


Site Royal Preston Hopsital & Chorley District Hospital Town Preston Salary £63,751 - £73,664 £63,751 - £73,664 Per Annum Salary period Yearly Closing 16/08/2020 23:59 Interview date 10/09/2020

Are you looking to demonstrate your impact across a system?

As the Clinical Discharge Lead for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals you will work across the Central Lancashire health and social care system with acute, community and social care partners to ensure that patient are cared for in the most appropriate environment, that a full discharge to asses model is implemented in Central Lancashire and patients time in hospital is limited to only that which requires acute hospital intervention in order that they receive the best patient experience possible, improving outcomes.

You will be responsible for operationally managing our inpatient discharge teams and our exciting new development, hospital homecare, whilst driving improvement across the Central Lancashire footprint. This will include working closely with system partners.

You will have expert working knowledge and extensive clinical expertise as a Nurse or AHP in discharge processes and regulations across community and acute settings and have the ability to design with partners and patients, pathways and systems in and outside of hospital to ensure the citizens of Central Lancashire receive a high quality experience of discharge, spending the shortest time possible in the hospital setting.

You will be an experienced leader of people and pathways, having gained considerable exposure to senior NHS settings, regulatory exposure and be working at an 8b level or above currently.

You will have the skills to operationally manage a number of teams and services whilst delivering change at pace using quality improvement mythology.

We will take informal enquiries after shortlisting, contact Catherine Silcock, Deputy Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Director via email [email protected]

Interview date: 3 September 2020

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered. Please note if you are applying for a volunteer position then the DBS check is free of charge. 

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Further details / informal visits contact

Name Catherine Silcock Job title Deputy Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Director Additional information

Catherine Silcock or Sarah Cullen on 01772 524916

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Preston, England, Lancashire, PR1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15719453
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  15/09/2020, 02:57

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation

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