Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Discharge Lounge

  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/02/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HAD-353
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in The Discharge Lounge at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital! 

We are looking for someone who is caring and compassionate with strong communication and observation skills, to deliver excellent patient-focused care in a fast-paced environment. 

The successful  candidate will provide essential clinical and administrative support to the Registered Nurses (RNs) within the Discharge Lounge (Ward 31), including, collecting patients from wards, collecting discharge letters and medications, booking hospital transport, liaising with members of the multidisciplinary team and communicating with care homes, relatives and community hospitals. 

We will offer a comprehensive induction programme that will fully prepare you for the role and you will be working in a stimulating and supportive clinical environment with opportunities for learning and development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide support and assist Registered Nurses delivering all aspects of health care directly to patients, within defined levels of competence and practice.  This will include assisting in maintaining a suitable environment in which to deliver that care.

Working for our organisation

The Discharge Lounge supports patients whilst waiting to be discharged, either home or to their next place of care.

The Discharge Lounge will be supported by a dedicated team of health care professions, who are there to ensure the patients' experience is maintained to a very high standard. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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