Hospital discharge service

We’re looking for social workers to join our Herts Valleys Integrated Hospital Discharge Service.


We help people to get the right care when they enter and leave hospital.

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We work with each patient to make sure the care is tailored to their specific needs.

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We help people to live as independently as possible and control their own support.

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We provide a 7-day service by providing cover on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every 8 weeks, receiving days off during the week before and after.



Day to day...'ll work with patients, their families and professionals to ensure the patient's safe discharge from hospital.

As part of the Post Hospital Review Team, you'll carry out assessments and reviews in residential and nursing homes, as well as in people’s own homes.

We aim to prevent readmission to hospital and to establish and meet longer term care needs.


We cover...

...Watford General hospital and some bordering hospitals including Barnet General, Chase Farm & North Middlesex, Luton and Dunstable and Stoke Mandeville hospitals. We also support Herts Valley residents admitted to other hospitals.

Each team is made up of community care officers, social workers, a support officer, team manager and deputy manager. Watford General, Barnet Hospital and the Post Hospital Review Team also have advanced practitioners.

The work can be complex and demanding at times, but it's extremely rewarding.


You'll benefit from...

  • a range of training
  • our career progression scheme
  • regular practice sessions to reflect on recent cases
  • 1 to 1 supervisions
  • team meetings.

You'll need to work from home as well as travel to offices, hospitals and community settings as needed.


Social Worker

  • Older People teams
  • £27,741 - £39,880
  • Permanent, full time
  • Positions available in the Post Hospital Review Team, Watford General Hospital or Barnet.