Discharge Co -Ordinator

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to work within the Integrated Hospital team Discharge Team.  You will require to be a 1st Level Registered Nurse or AHP equivalent with post registration experience.

The post involves working within the framework of the Hospital Discharge Service, which aims to support capacity and flow by providing support and rehabilitation to patients to facilitate a safe and timely discharge from hospital. The Hospital Discharge Team/Service is part of the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership that provides person centred assessments which address health and social care needs to support and facilitate discharge planning 7 days per week. You will work alongside multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams across traditional, professional and service boundaries with the ability to adapt and manage change and promote joint working.

Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must demonstrate commitment and evidence towards continuous professional development. Candidates should have recent experience in assessment of older people. You must have the ability to make high level clinical judgements and have experience in problem solving/decision making in order to effectively manage patients’ health and social care needs.

*You must be registered on Sub-part 1: RN1 or RNA or Sub-part 2: RN2 of the UK NMC Register

 Internal Written approval must be sought from your line manager prior to applying for this secondment.  You will be required to bring this if shortlisted for interview. 

*Informal enquiries to: Karen Gall Discharge Team Manager

Karen.gall@nhs.scot   (01382 632650)

Hours of work are:  37 Hrs

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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