An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurse to work with the Palliative Day and Out of Hours Team. We are a small, friendly team who are supportive of one another. Education, development and progression is encouraged and supported and opportunities to develop are offered in line with appraisal and personal development plans.
The Day and Out of Hours Team are part of the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team and are supported by our Specialist Nurses and Palliative Care Consultants to provide 24 hours palliative and end of life care to patients and their significant others to enable preferred place of death to be achieved.
Previous applicants need not apply.THIS VACANCY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL NURSES WISHING TO JOIN THE TRUST AS AN ADAPTATION NURSE. THESE VACANCIES WILL BE ADVERTISED VIA NHS JOBS WHEN THEY ARISE.Main duties of the job
Part time hours are available, working shift patterns include day, evening and Night Shift where required.
The main duties of the role are:
To lead and coordinate the delivery and development of the palliative care service through the use of effective evidence based practice in line with agreed national standards for patient safety and clinical practice
To provide the highest standard of holistic care for patients with advanced life limiting illnesses and their carers through the utilisation of specialised clinical care and advice in the assessment and management of patients, working autonomously and with the multi-disciplinary team to improve the quality and safety of patient care
To work as part of an Integrated team and be accountable for the planning and delivery of all aspects of palliative and end of life care as set out in the NMC code
To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework to ensure the highest quality of care is provide in the safest manner
To provide clinical leadership, expertise and specialist clinical advice and support to clinical staff on the management and care of patients within palliative care and lead the effective delivery of care to patients
To lead in the provision of expert specialist palliative care knowledge, care and experience to support the wider team, facilitating the effective delivery of care to patients at all timesAbout usPlease help us by adding your telephone number to your application form this will allow us to contact you quickly if required.
One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.
We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.
The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL DUTIES OF THE ROLE.
The post holder will work as part of a Community Team alongside the Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse
To provide the highest standard of holistic care for patients with advanced life limiting illnesses and their carers through the utilisation of skilled palliative care within patients own homes which may include Nursing and Residential Care Homes and establishments.
The post holder will be expected to provide appropriate emotional support to patients, carers and families working under the direction of the Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse and be able to assess the holistic needs of patients and be able to plan, implement and evaluate care and treatment plans.
The post holder will have the ability to work collaboratively as part of wider integration within Community Services, as well as be able to contribute to multi-disciplinary Team working to ensure practice is efficient, effective and evidence based.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the specialist Palliative Care Service and to be available to work evening and night shift as required, and to cover the Sunderland area if required.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Long standing history of end of life care/palliative care environment at senior level
- Current NMC Registration
- Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject.
- Evidence of Post Graduate studies in Palliative Care/oncology/related subject
- Clinical Skills
- Advanced Nurse Prescribing.
- Evidence of Research/Audit
Skills and KnowledgeEssential
- Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy
- Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information
- Able to work without supervision
- Competent in the use of IT such as Microsoft Office
- Evidence of CPD
- Knowledge of national health and social care policy relating in particular to the Regional and National Palliative and End of Life Care agenda
- Knowledge of evidence based guidelines e.g. NICE guidelines, NPSA alerts, current nursing legislation
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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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