Complex Discharge Coordinator

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, Midlothian
12 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will have responsibility for assessing patients with complex discharge planning needs as well as assessing older patients for frailty within the Orthopaedic Directorate linking with the medical Team.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process. They will work collaboratively with the medical and orthopaedic teams to meet the needs of patients.

To undertake the role of the complex discharge coordinator utilising specialist clinical knowledge to inform decision making and clinical judgment. To provide specialist advice to the multidisciplinary team in relation to the discharge planning process through the assessment and review planning process in partnership with the patient / carer.

Provide specialist advice to healthcare professionals other agencies carers clients and relatives.

Support the development of the service to improve practice and work collaboratively across healthcare boundaries implementing and evaluating evidence based standards guidelines and policies

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