Hello, we are South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Mary Ann Evans Hospice. We are working in partnership on several projects and together believe we are providing a great place to work and hope that by looking through our vacancy information you will agree. Thank you for having a look at one of our adverts.

The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust provides services across Warwickshire ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. The Trust are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4000 people work for the Trust and many of them have been there a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare. The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is the local community hospice in North Warwickshire whose aim is to provide specialised care, support and advice to patients and their families when living with a life limiting illness. The Hospice also provides expert secondary Lymphoedema care and treatments. The Hospice believe’s everyone in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and the surrounding villages in Northern Warwickshire should be offered the choice of quality end of life care. The Hospice services are delivered free of charge by a team of staff and volunteers who place great emphasis on choice, dignity, respect, compassion and enablement.

The first thing you will notice about the Trust and the Hospice is how we take our values seriously. We both believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’.  The Hospice values focus on providing services which are supportive, comforting, safe and personalised and have an ethos for staff known as “IMatter”

Individual Matter, important Appreciated Trusted Time invested Engagement Respected

Throughout the recruitment process you will asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced nurse to begin to develop their clinical skills to an advanced level.  This post will care for patients in the community, in the hospice and in care homes. The post holder will be integral to the community nursing integrated teams and be able to respond rapidly to support people with palliative and end of life care needs – as well as their professional colleagues.

The key tasks for this post will be to:

  • Clinically practice specialist palliative care at an advanced level in the community, hospice and care home settings with a highly responsive approach
  • Clinically support the management of patients and carers with complex palliative care needs
  • Ensure patients personalised care and preference of care settings are optimised
  • Support and develop professional colleague’s skills, knowledge and approaches to palliative and end of life care.

The post holder will ensure expert and specialised practice is provided and further developed enhancing clinical effectiveness, encouraging re-ablement and well-being models of care, optimising patient and carer satisfaction by always facilitating choice and a personalised care approach.

The post is full time and at present will entail working Monday – Friday, however this may need to cover seven days as care services develop further.

You will be a first level Registered Nurse who is educated to degree level (preferably related to palliative care), hold a teaching and mentoring qualification and either hold or be willing to undertake non-medical prescribing and a masters related qualification. You will need to have a minimum of 5 years post registration experience of which 2 years will be in specifically caring for palliative patients, preferably a specialist palliative care setting.

You will have a good understanding of the drivers and constraints around preferences and choice at the end of life. You will be a competent clinical practitioner in addition to possessing excellent effective leadership, mediation and negotiation skills with the ability to think and operate strategically.

The Hospice and Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. The Hospice then renews this 3 yearly.

For further details / informal visits please contact: Kay Greene, Director of Clinical Services, Mary Ann Evans Hospice, kay.greene@geh.nhs.uk, Tel: 02476 865217

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