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Patient Discharge Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Elderly Assessment Unit
Band 3
Part time - 35 hours per week
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary
£21,730 - £23,177 per rota, per annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 08:00

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Patient Discharge Assistant to join our wonderful team on Elderly Assessment Unit. 

We are looking for a dynamic , highly motivated person to support the patient flow in a busy  assessment unit.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, ability to prioritise workload, working proactively with the Co—ordinater.  

The candidate will able to demonstrate excellent and accurate record keeping and can demonstrate effective and appropriate IT / telephone skills.

Main duties of the job

  • The Progress Chaser will be expected to work as part of the ward team under the direction of the Nurse in Charge They will facilitate the discharge of patients from the ward area in line with the Trust standards and policies. The post holder will liaise and communicate effectively with relatives, community colleagues, other allied health professionals and medical / nursing staff.
  • Ensure that suitable patients are transferred to the discharge lounge as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that from admission they will collect collateral histories from family members. To ascertain whether patients are receiving the correct support and care in the home / community.
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain confidentiality and adopt a positive attitude towards staff, patients and relatives at all times.


Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communications skills
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of Communicating with health professionals


Essential criteria
  • Competent IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Previuos experience with basic IT skills


Essential criteria
  • Competent venepuncture practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • Willing to undertake training for venepuncture

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Roberta Chapman
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01482 482336
Additional information

Roberta Chapman

Ward Sister