Job Title: Community Sister/Charge Nurse – Rapid Response (End of Life Care)
Responsible to: Clinical Services Development Lead
Hours: 23 or 34.5 hours
Salary: NHS Agenda for Change Band 6
Developed: February 2019
Location: North Warwickshire
Hello, we are Mary Ann Evans Hospice. We are working in partnership with our colleagues from South Warwickshire Partnership Trust on several projects and believe we can provide 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.
Mary Ann 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. We also provide expert secondary Lymphoedema care and treatments, and believe that everyone in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and the surrounding villages in northern Warwickshire should be offered the choice of quality palliative and 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.
To keep up to date about Mary Ann and for further information please visit our website and our Facebook page.
Location: North Warwickshire
Hours: variable from 08.00am to 8pm
As a member of the Rapid Response Team you will help to further enhance the high quality palliative and end of life care provided for patients in their own homes or care home, and provide support to their families. You will be responsible for providing a rapid response aspect to day to day palliative and end of life care provision in conjunction with a dedicated community nursing Place Based Team. The Sister/Charge Nurse will be responsible for role modelling excellent assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and co-ordination of care to meet patient’s urgent care needs. At all times the post holder will ensure patients and their carers receive the right 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.
A key aspect of this role is to further enrich and facilitate the skills, knowledge, palliative care values and ethos with community colleagues – enhancing fundamental aspects of care such as advance care planning and optimal symptom control. To enable this approach the Sister/Charge Nurse will work alongside community colleagues providing specialised palliative and end of life care which is safe, caring, responsive, effective and well-led supporting SWFT’s and the Hospice’s compliance with all aspects of Care Quality Commission (CQC) national standards and related legislation.
The posts are to become part of our integrated Rapid Response and Hospice at Home service. A flexible approach to hours and assorted shifts are available. Successful candidates will need to be able to work across each day or evening of the week, including Bank Holidays.
You will be a Registered Nurse, with experience and proven clinical nursing skills in palliative and end of care. You will hold an accredited or post registration qualification in palliative care related field, and an Advanced Communication Skills course or equivalent. You will also hold, or be willing to undertake advanced health assessment and independent prescribing.
You will need to be able to work autonomously and as part of team, be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience and proficiency in developing, supervising and supporting team members. Car driver is essential.
You will have a caring and compassionate nature with the ability to think and operate within the ethos of Mary Ann.
Mary Ann 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 Development Lead, 02476 865440, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE 02 February 2020