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Senior Staff Nurse-Palliative Care Day Services

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Southall
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an nurse with specialist palliative care experience to work in our newly reopened Day Services. A new model for the service is being delivered incorporating outpatient clinics and patient and carer education sessions to encourage self-management. We are also keen to explore ways in which we can expand the service to reach those patients and carers who would normally not engage with our services.

Meadow House provides a specialist palliative care service for the residents of the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow. The Specialist Palliative Service comprises of a 15 bedded in-patient unit, day services and a large multidisciplinary community team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Day Services manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team to support patients and their carers in assessing and creating management plans for palliative care physical symptom management, social, financial and psychological issues.

Main duties of the job

o Delivery of nursing care to all patients in the Day Services setting

o Supervises and coordinates patients, families and volunteers, providing direction and support in absence of the Day Services Manager/CNS.

o Effective discharge planning.

o Assist in meeting the requirements of the Clinical Governance programme pertaining to Day Services.

o Ensures the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care in the Day Services setting.

o Acts as a resource and educator to staff, patients and their carers and pre-registered students in Day Services.

o Ensures effective communication within the Day Services both among staff and with patients and their relatives and carers.

o Deputises for the Day Services Manager/CNS as required.

o Represents the Day Services at meetings internally and externally in absence of the Day Services Manager/CNS

o Develops specialist skills and knowledge that are required to deliver palliative care in a Day Services setting

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration qualification in Specialist palliative care
  • Degree in health-related subject or working towards
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Desirable

  • Degree in Palliative Care related topic
  • Advanced communication skills training


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience at band 6 or above
  • Demonstrate evidence of highly developed clinical practice
  • Ability to develop new ways of working
  • Ability to manage with complex specialist palliative care cases
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Evidence of management experience


Desirable

  • Previous experience of teaching patients and carers and development of materials
  • Ability to lead and influence change


Skills, Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • IT literate


Desirable

  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Teaching and presentation skills


Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Meadow House Hospice

Uxbridge Road

Southall

UB1 3HW

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