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Patient Discharge Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
37.5 hours per week (Working predominantly Monday to Friday, some weekends expected as per service need, hours may vary)
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary
£22,816 - £24,336 pro rata
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work on H40 as a patient discharge assistant (PDA). You will be joining the Neurosurgical and Major Trauma Center Team to support with patient discharges.

We will provide a supportive training package to all candidates within a friendly nursing team.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated candidate to support with complex discharges to work alongside the nurse in charge. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, ability to prioritise workload, working proactively with the patient flow team and ward staff.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent and accurate record keeping with effective IT and telephone skills.

Main duties of the job

The Patient Discharge Assistant will be expected to work as part of the ward team under the direction of the ward manager.

They will facilitate the discharge of patients from the ward 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 appropriate hospital/community 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 /

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
  • Experience working in a care setting
  • Use of IT in the workplace.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in the local discharge process


Essential criteria
  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience

skills, knowledge and ability

Essential criteria
  • excellent I.T and keyboard skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels in an appropriate manner
  • Excellent organisation /prioritising skills
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of the needs of people in clinical/care setting
  • has access to Lorenzo/ormis system
  • • Aware of Trust policies and procedures

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Leslie Jallorina
Job title
Charge Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01482 674926
Additional information

Feel free to come and have a chat and look around and meet the team.

For informal visits please contact Charge Nurse Leslie, or Junior Sister Catherine on 01482 675040