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Staff Nurse, Supportive Care at Home

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
Part Time: up to 35 hrs per week (annualised hours)

An exciting opportunity has become available for a staff nurse to join the Supportive Care at Home Team

The service covers the whole of Barnsley providing both night & day support to patients that meet FastTrack criteria & are approaching end of life

The team is passionate about holistic person-centred care delivery & has an excellent reputation within the organisation for the care that is provides to our patient, relatives, and carers.

We support complex patients on a 1-1 basis, their families & carers within their own home & liaise with the wider neighbourhood nursing team, UCR Team & Specialist Palliative Care team, whilst working alongside other agencies to enable patients to remain in their preferred place of End of Life care

The postholder will be required to work autonomously making clinical decisions around drug administration (following agreed plan) during visits to support patient centred holistic care to meet patients EOL needs.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside the Supportive Care at Home Care coordinator using your experience & knowledge to take part in assessment, planning of care, intervention & communications with other professionals where needed

As part of the role under the direction of the service coordinator you will assist in coordinating the service (this is done on a rota basis) & undertake a weekend on call duty for the service which is done on a rota basis. In addition, the role will undertake delegation of work to other staff within the team

Successful candidates will maintain high quality nursing care in the community as part of the wider integrated care team

Enthusiasm and the ability to use your own initiative are essential, along with good written & verbal communication skills & the ability to manage your time effectively

You will need the ability to work both as part of a team & as a lone worker, along with the use of a vehicle to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the duties of the post

We are aware that an increasing number of applicants are using AI technology to generate responses on NHS Job application forms. Over reliance on AI-generated content in application forms is strongly discouraged and we will conduct a thorough screening process before selecting candidates to progress to the next stage. If you are using AI to enhance your application, please disclose this in your NHS Jobs application form.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake duties under the supervision of the Supportive Care Coordinator, delivering skilled nursing care over a 24 hours period.
  • Deliver evidence based planned care, which is safe, effective, in a manner which is caring, compassionate and person centred, enabling individuals to remain in their own home.
  • Adapt and provide a wide range of nursing care for people suffering from a life limiting illness in their own homes.
  • Be accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients, reporting and escalating relevant information to appropriate health and social care professionals.
  • Work in in an integrated and partnership way with primary, secondary, social care, the independent and voluntary sector and others to improve the health and care of individuals, families and communities, particularly the most vulnerable.
  • Undertake and maintain the required statutory, mandatory and core training and preparation to meet the specific clinical needs of the service.
  • Participate with the training of learners and participate in staff inductions where appropriate.
  • Delegate work to other staff members within the team.
  • Establish good working relationships with the Primary Health Care Teams


1.1 Core duties and responsibilities:
  • Act as the named nurse under the supervision of the Supportive Care at Home Coordinator. This includes the first and continuing assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of care given to individuals in their own homes.
  • In the absence of the service coordinator, manage the caseload and the Supportive Care at Home Team, monitoring standards of care and deploying and supervising team members as appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of packages of care, including liaison with other health professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies to deliver skilled nursing care and support any changes.
  • Record all patient contacts and activities accurately and contemporaneously maintaining accurate records and statistical returns as required by the Trust including entering data onto the Trusts systems within the required timeframes.
  • Advise patients on health promotion issues in order to achieve pre-determined local and national health targets.
  • To be a skilled communicator establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with members of the Primary Health Care Team and other Health and Social Care professionals, initiating referrals where appropriate to ensure adequate support for patients and carers.
  • Advise patients on health promotion issues in order to achieve pre-determined local and national health targets.
  • Act as a mentor for HCA and students and participate in all aspects and levels of training in order to consolidate theoretical and practical teaching of staff and learners.
  • To have knowledge of and be able to effectively use available resources.
  • To participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis with a designated person.
  • To carry out duties in a skilled and competent manner in order to provide an appropriate level of skilled nursing care to clients in the community.
  • Demonstrate a range of clinical skills that supports high quality person-centred care for the caseload population in a variety of community settings.
  • Contribute to the delivery of person centred care plans by the Supportive Care at Home team ensuring regular evaluation of care and develop systems to support staff interventions and care quality.
  • Work collaboratively with others to identify individuals who would benefit from technology, with ongoing support and management.
  • Work in partnership with individuals, formal and informal carers and other services to promote the concept of self-care and patient-led care where possible, providing appropriate education and support to maximise the individuals independence and understanding of their condition(s) in achieving their health outcomes.
  • Lead and foster a culture of openness and recognition of duty of candour in which each team member is valued, supported and developed, inspiring a shared purpose to support the delivery of high quality effective care.
  • Contribute to the development, collation, monitoring and evaluation of data relating to service improvement and development, quality assurance, quality improvement and governance, reporting incidents and developments related to community nursing ensuring that learning from these, where appropriate, is disseminated to a wider audience to improve patient care.
  • To be aware of and act in accordance with Trust Clinical Standards and Guidelines and the NMC Code of Conduct and Guidelines maintaining competency and attending training as appropriate.
  • Where the person is a Nurse Prescriber: prescribe medication and appliances for patients via independent and supplementary prescribing arrangements, and within the scope of practice.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of meeting revalidation requirements


  • Evidence of skills in:
  • Male catheterisation
  • Venepuncture
  • Syringe driver

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary)



  • Substantial Palliative Care Experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Evidence of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work on own Initiative


  • Community Nursing experience
  • Evidence of teaching skills
  • Evidence of IT skills
  • A good knowledge of EPaCCS

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Understanding of government legislation/ documentation affecting NHS and primary care.
  • Evidence of health promotion skills.
  • Demonstrate Innovative Practice
  • Demonstrate Motivational Interviewing Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Teaching Skills
  • Health Education/Promotion Skills
  • Time Management
  • Relevant Clinical and Assessment Skills

Personal Attributes


  • Responsive attitude and approach
  • Dress appropriately for the environment
  • To be able to work a shift pattern over a 24 hour period in line with the service need.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Silkstone Health Centre

High Street, Silkstone,



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