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Dementia Palliative Care Triage Nurse

Employer
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
Location
Chesterfield
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Are you passionate about the delivery of high-quality palliative care to people living and dying with dementia?

We are seeking to appoint a committed, highly motivated and passionate nurse in palliative/dementia care (RMN/RGN/RNLD), to fulfil a Triage nurse role within the Dementia Palliative Care Service. The role will be based at the office on the Walton Hospital Site, Chesterfield.

In this exciting role you will be an integral part of a team supporting people with dementia and palliative care needs (and their carers) across Derbyshire. The Triage Nurse will provide the clinical triage of referrals and visit requests where needed to identify the clinical need and urgency in order to provide a recommended timeframe for support and input from the service, allocating them to the most appropriate caseload to meet those needs and providing advice and signposting as required.

The primary goal of the team is to enable improved palliative care for people living with advanced dementia, with mental and physical health needs in care homes/supported living or their own home.

The team is be focussed on ensuring the person remains at home (wherever home is) and avoiding unnecessary acute care admission.

The team will support discharges from acute hospital beds and pathway 3.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an integral part of a team supporting people with dementia and palliative care needs (and their carers) across Derbyshire.

The post holder will work towards the primary goal of the team is to enable improved palliative care for people living with advanced dementia, with mental and physical health needs in care homes/supported living or their own home.

The post holder will provide person-centred telephone triage of referrals and visit requests received via telephone/email and tasks. This includes referrals from patients and families, professionals with primary/acute care, voluntary and other sectors due to the open referral process.

The post holder will have oversight of the waiting lists for the service and ensure correct allocation of patients within areas across Derbyshire dependent on need.

The postholder will be responsible for prioritising referrals and ensuring these are acted upon promptly by the clinical team within the service.

The post holder will undertake some face-to-face clinical duties when required for urgent referrals.

The post holder will provide specialist support to both patients and their carers who experience or are at risk of experiencing difficulties in the last 6 - 12 months of life due to dementia.

About us

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of providing palliative and end of life care
  • Experience of supporting people living with dementia


Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking a triage role


Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT

Address

Walton Hospital (office base)

Whitecotes Lane

Chesterfield

S40 3HW

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842-CCD-4648-24

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