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Amber Care Support Nurse, WRH

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,391 to £42,617 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
In collaboration with the Hospital Palliative Care Team, provide expert advice and skills to facilitate learning and development around the use of Uncertain Recovery/AMBER Care and how it benefits patient outcomes.

The role will be innovative and encompass all aspects of the patient care pathway, acting as a nurse advisor to support patients and their carers.

To educate and support ward staff to recognise in a timely manner when Uncertain Recovery/ AMBER Care should be implemented in order to monitor and review closely patients whose recovery is uncertain and ACT accordingly.

To support the use of Uncertain Recovery/ AMBER Care as a tool to elicit preferences and support discussions around aspects of future care.

To facilitate and deliver improved patient flow for patients with long term conditions and cancer at the end of life stages across Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust when Uncertain Recovery/ AMBER Care is used.

To enable health and social care professionals to develop communication skills required to support patients to make decisions around choices when coming towards the end of their life.

As a member of the Palliative Care Team, support team activity in relation to Uncertain recovery /AMBER Care, where no Specialist Palliative Care input is needed.

Attend Board Rounds to support & enhance the use of Uncertain Recovery/AMBER Care

Main duties of the job

Assist the multidisciplinary team in delivering and evaluating the interventions/ plan of care, reviewing and amending this care as appropriate with support from the CNS

Frequently act as a primary resource for site-specific specialist nurses, nursing/medical teams and the multidisciplinary team.

Use a palliative care database that includes patient registration, clinical details and interventions that are shared with the community palliative care team, the consultant in Palliative Medicine, the Hospices and the inpatient palliative care unit.

Ensure staff are aware of prognostic indicator guidance to help decision- making around issues that those with an Uncertain Recovery/AMBER Care Bundle in place may have.

Serve as an expert resource for healthcare professionals, including health and social care professionals in relation to Uncertain Recovery/ AMBER Care and the use of advance care planning.Effectively utilise informal education opportunities with patients, carers and professionals.

Research and Audit

Develop and participate in appropriate nursing and medical research.

Regularly audit issues relevant to current service provision, reviewing and amending practice as a result.

Be involved in clinical effectiveness issues, particularly the introduction of patient pathways e.g. working with the End of Life Team.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In collaboration with the Hospital Palliative Care Team, provide expert advice and skills to facilitate learning and development around the use of AMBER Care Bundle and how it benefits patient outcomes

The role will be innovative and encompass all aspects of the patient care pathway acting as a nurse advisor to support patients and their carers

To educate and support ward staff to recognise in a timely manner when an AMBER Care Bundle should be implemented in order to monitor and review closely patients whose recovery is uncertain and ACT accordingly.

To support the use of AMBER Care Bundle as a tool to elicit preferences and support discussions around aspects of future care

To facilitate and deliver improved patient flow for patients with long term conditions and cancer at the end of life stages across Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust when AMBER Care Bundle is used

To enable health and social care professionals to develop communication skills required to support patients to make decisions around choices when coming towards the end of their life

As a member of the Palliative Care Team, support team activity in relation to Uncertain Recovery /AMBER Care Bundle issues where no Specialist Palliative Care input is needed.

Attend Board Rounds to encourage the use of AMBER Care Bundle

Key Duties

Assist the multidisciplinary team in delivering and evaluating the interventions plan of care reviewing and amending this care as appropriate with support from the CNS

Frequently act as a primary resource for site-specific specialist nurses, nursing and medical teams and the multidisciplinary team.

Use a palliative care database that includes patient registration, clinical details and interventions that are shared with the community palliative care team, the consultant in Palliative Medicine the Hospices and the inpatient palliative care unit

Education

Ensure staff are aware of prognostic indicator guidance to help decision making around issues that those with an AMBER Care Bundle in place may have.

Support education for doctors around requirements when completing Fast track CHC request forms

Serve as an expert resource for healthcare professionals, including health and social care professionals in relation to AMBER Care Bundle and the use of advance care planning Develop personal knowledge skill and expertise to ably liaise with health & social care professionals and voluntary sector to improve patient flow from WAHT

Effectively utilise informal education opportunities with patients carers and professionals

Research and Audit

Develop and participate in appropriate nursing and medical research.

Regularly audit issues relevant to current service provision, reviewing and amending practice as a result.

Be involved in clinical effectiveness issues, particularly the introduction of patient pathways e.g. working with the End of Life Team.

Professional

Collect accurate records. Submit statistical returns and audit as defined in project plan for End of Life Care.

Demonstrate advanced communications skills to manage the possible challenges from practitioners in authority e.g. consultants, senior nurse managers, which may result from this emotive and sensitive area of End of Life Care.

Take responsibility for ensuring all documentation and information is accessible to staff as needed.

Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical/ legal principles associated with the effective delivery and implementation of Uncertain Recovery AMBER care bundle and end of life care plans.

Maintain effective links with care group and department leads (including medical, nursing and management leads) to ensure timely implementation of and to engage continuing support for the AMBER care bundle in-house project.

Demonstrate I.T skills in order to develop / edit complex forms and documents, accurately input data onto and manage a large database and produce reports as appropriate.

Organise own work, identifying and maintaining supportive networks for self and other relevant health/ social care professionals.

Represent Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as an expert practitioner in using the Uncertain Recovery AMBER care bundle in external situations e.g. conferences, committees etc.

Ensure that nursing practice is in keeping with NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Standards and reflects Trust Policy and Procedures.

Act as a credible role model, encouraging and empowering staff to develop personally and professionally to achieve their maximum potential.

Initiate/participate in research projects related to the project in line with the Research Governance Strategy and lead clinical audit within the specialist area, ensuring that nursing care within this field is evidence based and that a uniform standard of care is provided.

Participate in opportunities to share good practice and innovations with colleagues both locally and nationally.

Contribute to the Divisions Clinical Governance Framework, ensuring that all aspects of service provision are to the highest clinical standard.

Maintain a programme of personal and professional development by attending in-service training and utilising relevant educational opportunities. e.g, courses, conferences, seminars.

Function effectively in line with the recommendations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Department of Health and operate as a member of the Palliative Care Team and wider multidisciplinary teams.

Use clinical supervision to maintain and improve practice.

Be alert to ones own psychological health needs with reference to working in palliative care and the needs of others and to be able to receive and offer support when needed.

Maintain high professional standards of care and professional expertise.

Take every opportunity to maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.

To participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan at annual appraisal.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 3 year post registration experience at Band 5
  • Experience of working within the field of palliative care
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Teaching experience


Desirable

  • Teaching experience
  • Caseload management


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Adaptable calm ability to build good working relations with groups of health care professionals
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to listen
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Can work in a team and on own initiative


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Expert clinical skills in speciality
  • Able to manage own workload
  • Able to perform assessment planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care
  • Excellent verbal and non verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationship with colleagues across health and social care setting
  • Good IT skills and email


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Part 1
  • Recognised NMC teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant speciality


Desirable

  • Participating or working towards 1st Level Degree in a relevant
  • area
  • Non medical Prescribing qualification
  • Advanced Communication Skills training


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0836

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