An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Registered Nurse to become an integral member of the Day Hospice and Hospice at Home Team, where you will be responsible for day to day Hospice activity in relation to patient care within agreed policies and procedures and agreed levels of activity and participate in the daily co-ordination of care services including supporting and supervising staff and volunteers.
The Clinical Services Staff Nurse (RN) will be responsible for the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient’s care needs encouraging re-ablement and well-being models of care. At all times the post holder will ensure patients and their carers receive the right hospice care, at the right time and in the right place, optimising patient and carer satisfaction by always facilitating individual’s preferences and a personalised care approach.
The Clinical Services Staff Nurse (RN) will support the Team Lead for Clinical Services (Day Hospice, Hospice at Home & Lymphoedema) by ensuring the clinical services are providing specialised palliative and end of life care which is safe, caring, responsive, effective and well-led supporting the Hospice’s compliance with all aspects of Care Quality Commission (CQC) national standards and related legislation.
The post holder will work with the Clinical Services Team Lead and Clinical Practice Educator in developing service provision and undertaking specific key worker responsibilities.
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 holds a teaching and mentoring qualification, an accredited or post registration professional development in palliative care related field, and has attended an Advanced Communication Skills course (or be willing to undertake these where necessary).
You will have a minimum of 2 years professionally qualified experience, an ability to lead and manage a range of staff, able to work autonomously and as part of team, demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience of CQC compliance and evidencing regulations in practice.
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, with the ability to think and operate within the ethos of the Hospice.
The Hospice is 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 to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, this will be updated 3 yearly.
For further details / informal visits please contact: Thom Allison, Clinical Services Team Lead, Mary Ann Evans Hospice, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02476 865433