DISCHARGE LOUNGE COORDINATOR - INTERIM - Romford
DISCHARGE LOUNGE COORDINATOR
Interim Contract 3-6 months
£250 – 400 per day
PRIMARY JOB PURPOSE
Be responsible for the effective coordination of patient discharges throughout the hospitals.
· Work closely with hospitals, clinicians, social work teams, personal care services and multi-disciplinary team members to deliver a high quality, patient focussed service.
· To act as the key liaison person between the hospitals and patients home on discharge.
· To undertake a limited amount of co-ordination for CHC funded patients at home.
Liaise with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate accurate assessment of patient needs including reviewing the patient’s home set up to ensure appropriate provisions and care is in place.
Communicate with the appropriate identified care agencies regarding patient discharge needs.
Ensure that patients, relatives and carers are provided with information about discharge planning and that the information and timescales are fully explained and the appropriate level of support is provided.
Liaise with pharmacist and prescriber to ensure TTOs are ready for patients being discharged.
Liaise with care/nursing homes to ensure timely assessments and completion of required documentation to facilitate discharge.
Organise and meet any outside nurse/carer who has specifically come to assess a patient’s needs.
Coordinate and work with the administration team for booking transport for patient discharge.
Develop links with London Ambulance Service and CCG’s with regard to the discharge of bed bound patients.
Attend the regular discharge planning meetings and raise any relevant issues with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure resolution prior to discharge. Ensure that all relevant discharge information is recorded accurately, processed on time and is communicated to the multi-disciplinary team. Ensure awareness of the hospice discharge policies are communicated to all relevant parties.
Complete the correct Continuing Health Care (CHC) funding/ Social Service referral applications where necessary and follow this through. Work with Nursing team to develop discharge skills for new staff and staff development. Work closely with Matron to support the organisational infection control programme ensuring compliance with regulations. Assist in Audits and education programmes linked to infection control. Ensure that within the role there is protected time allocated for agreed tasks.
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