Non Clinical - Discharge Administrator

  • Department Discharge Administrator
  • Salary £20,330.00 – £21,777 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-DAD-005
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Job overview

Are you looking for a new challenge where no two days are the same? Then this may be the role for you.

An opportunity has arisen within the Integrated Discharge Team for a Discharge Administrator. This is a full-time position based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, with ad-hoc cross site working to The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. 

We are looking to recruit an individual who is enthusiastic, motivated and is able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Educated to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with extensive experience with Microsoft Excel, ideally you will have a background of working in the NHS in a secretarial / administrative role with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. In addition to helping others, you will benefit from excellent opportunities to develop yourself.

Main duties of the job

 Community Hospitals – Liaise with the Capacity Hub and Wards to co-ordinate patient discharge.
Ensure all documentation relating to patient discharges is scanned, uploaded and sent to the appropriate department via secure email.
Download Inpatient list for Complex 
Support the Complex Discharge Operational Manager and the Lead Nurse for Site Safety in the provision of professional and confidential administrative and secretarial services
 be the first point of contact for the Integrated Discharge Team and to ensure potential blockages to patient discharges are escalated to appropriate person for action
work with administrative colleagues within the Capacity Centre, as well as corporately with all Trust employees, to assist the Lead Nurse for Site Safety, Complex Discharge Operational Manager in delivering the Trust’s overall strategic objectives. 

Working for our organisation

The successful applicant will be working within an open plan office with other administrative support staff.

The Trust offers a range of benefits including: 

Child Care Voucher Scheme 
Generous Annual Leave Allowance 
Salary Sacrifice Scheme 

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Education

Essential criteria

Educated to GCSE - Grades A - C (Maths and English)
NVQ 3 or equivalent in Business Administration

Desirable criteria

Working towards RSA II or equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria

Proven previous secretarial support
Creation, monitoring and maintain databases
Good keyboard skills

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria

Evidence of dealing with confidential and complex sensitive matters
Evidence of ability to make decisions and using own judgement
Evidence of IT Packages - Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to manipulate data and produce reports

Desirable criteria

Ability to use relevant health or Trust IT systems

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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