Discharge Liaison Nurse

Annual Salary:
Closing Date:
Interview Date:


17 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months
dependent on experience
27th April 2022, midday
week commencing 25th May 2022
based at RUH Bath 


We are seeking a Discharge Liaison Nurse to join the team, working out of the RUH in Bath. The aim of this post is to reduce the length of stay at the RUH, providing an overview and management of the discharge of inpatients who live in Mendip, who are registered with a GP in Somerset. The role will give priority to patients identified as having a delayed discharge, those not meeting criteria to reside and those whose inpatient stay has been greater than 14 days. 

The post holder will work as an effective member of the East Mendip Federation and promote a multi agency collaborative approach to health and social care.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative, welcoming and supportive team providing primary care, at Frome Medical Practice. We are a single site practice and Primary Care Network in our own right with a patient population of just under 30,000. We were Somerset CCG Practice of the Year 2017.  We have received National Awards for Sustainability and our Green Impact work and have also been nationally recognised for our outstanding Health Connections (social prescribing) programme, which is based in the practice.   We have strong relationships with our local community and local healthcare providers and are situated next to the local community hospital.


Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Registered First Level Nurse / relevant Nursing or Health degree
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience 
  • Able to demonstrate innovative practice.
  • Ability to prioritise caseload
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly in writing. including completing management reports
  • Clear and concise verbal communication, including ability to present complex information at meetings
  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
  • Autonomous working skills, including being self motivated, organised and able to prioritise workloads 

Please see the job description, linked below, for full list of responsibilities. 


Responsibilities will include:

  • To hold a caseload of patients being managed through their inpatient stay at the RUH.
  • To plan patient discharge pathways by collaborating with other disciplines, agencies, patients and carers in order to provide a co-ordinated discharge plan.
  • To evaluate clinical information from referral information and initiate appropriate discharge planning with the multidisciplinary team
  • To maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and advice provided. This may include any adverse events, child protection/vulnerable adult issues.
  • To promote a team approach to care and establish good working relationships with other Acute and Primary Care colleagues and other statutory and voluntary agencies in order to provide a seamless service to the patient.

Please see the job description, linked below, for all the skills and qualifications required for the role. 



  • NHS Pension
  • Free Parking 
  • NHS & Local Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • In house training
  • Employee Events
  • Voucher for free eye tests and discounted lenses and frames
  • Employer recognition of Wellbeing, Fairtrade Week & National Kindness Day

Further details:

You can download the full job description here.  

You can find out more about working at Frome Medical Practice here. You can also view our video about working with us here.

For further information please contact the HR Team by emailing somccg.frome.hr@nhs.net 



Closing date for applications: 25th May, midday

Interview date: week commencing 11th May 2022


(Please note that our online application process begins with the completion of our equal opportunities monitoring form, before moving on to the application form.) 

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.