Job Title: Community Sister/Charge Nurse – Rapid Response (End of Life Care)

Responsible to: Clinical Services Development Lead

Hours: 23

Salary: NHS Agenda for Change Band 6

Developed: February 2019

Location: North Warwickshire

Hours: part time – 23 hours per week, from 07.30am to 8pm

Fixed term – 12 months

Job Summary:

As a member of the Rapid Response and Hospice at Home 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 Rural North Place Based Team. The Sister/Charge Nurse will jointly assess, plan, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate 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 service 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 and are for a fixed term of 12 months initially. 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 preferably hold an accredited or post registration qualification in palliative care related field, an Advanced Communication Skills course and teaching and mentoring qualification.

You will need to be able to work autonomously and as part of team, be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience of supervising/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 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 Development Lead, 02476865440, or email thomas.allison@geh.nhs.uk

CLOSING DATE 10 July 2019

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