Pathway Facilitator – Norwich, Norfolk

Pathway Facilitator


Norwich, Norfolk


Pathway Facilitator

Band 5

Main area
Specialist Palliative Care Pathway Facilitator
Band 5
Fixed term: 6 months (Some weekend working)
Part time – 21 hours per week (2 weekdays 1 weekend a week)
Job ref
Priscilla Bacon Lodge
£27,055 – £32,934 pro rota
Salary period
12/03/2023 23:59

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band  5 Registered Nurse to Co-ordinate Discharges at Priscilla Bacon Lodge – a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.  This post will be 21 hours a week, working Wednesday's, Saturdays and 1 other week day which can be decided at interview. 

If you are hardworking, compassionate and a great team player then we would like you to apply for this position to expand our valued team. 

We welcome informal visits, please contact the Ward Manager, Michelle Dunstan at [email protected] to arrange. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Coo-ordinate discharges of patients admitted to the Specialist Palliative Care in-patient unit. 

Liaise closely with Health and Social care professionals across Norwich, South and North localities to ensure smooth and timely transfers of care and discharges based on the patients needs and choice. 

Work with the Multi-disciplinary team, identify the need for development in the present processes and proactively work toward improving flow of patients and preventing delay in discharge. 

Working for our organisation

Priscilla Bacon Lodge aims to deliver high quality Specialist Palliative Care to patients.  Our 16 bedded unit provides symptom control and end of life care to patients with varying complexities of needs. 

We are a well established and very supportive team.  So if you consider yourself as friendly, compassionate and a good team player then we would welcome you to apply for the position of Pathway Facilitator.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To facilitate discharge of patient ensuring high quality holistic individualised care to patients and their families. 

To ensure patient centred and clinically effective service.

To participate in developing joint action plans, protocols and pathways and influence the use of these. 

To work in line with protocols and pathways with appropriate information which prioritise palliative care patients and address the particular needs of the patient. 

Work closely with Healthcare professionals in continuing care to design appropriate packages of care. 

To liaise with ward and pharmacy staff regarding organisation of TTOs.

To attend MDT handovers.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current Nursing registration


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of working with patients and developing and delivering care plans designed to meet their needs.
  • Experience in arranging packages of care to facilitate discharge

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Continuing Health Care Assessments


Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care

Equal Opportunities – We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status  – Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment  - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS – If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates-This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data ProtectionA privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Dunstan
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01603 255720

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