Registered Nurse - Community Services
Mary Ann Evans Hospice
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Due to staff progression, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 to our community Services team at Mary Ann Evans Hospice, working across Hospice at Home Services and the Well Being Centre.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice is the local community hospice in north Warwickshire whose aim is to provide specialised care, support and advice to patients and their families when living with a life limiting illness.
Hospice at home provide end of life care and support to people wishing to remain in their own home surrounded by those important to them.
Our Well Being centre provides a rehabilitation program empowering people with palliative conditions to manage their condition, enabling them to live as independently as possible.
Our staff are as important to us as the care we deliver and will receive a robust induction, the opportunity for ambitious continuous development and wellbeing support.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an informal visit or a telephone discussion, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Main duties of the job
1. To be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient’s care needs and that plans of care are person- centred and holistic using evidence based practice.
2. To supervise, direct and manage the work of all staff and volunteers contributing to undertake patient care so that professional and consistent standards of care are maintained at all times.
3. To ensure that holistic care is provided in accordance with approved policy and procedures and assessed needs.
4. Adopt or implement a team approach to care, recognising the role of the wider team, allocating work to them according to Mary Ann policy.
5. To establish priorities and programmes of care for individual patients and support those who matter to them i.e. family carers.
6. To develop and ensure good communication with all staff liaising with patients, relatives, carers and all other professionals at Mary Ann and other health and social care teams, ensuring quality and continuity of patient care.
7. To be confident with communication skills enabling important discussions with patients, families and professional colleagues in respect of preferences and wishes relating to palliative and end of life care.
8. To represent Mary Ann at fundraising, public and professional events to help promote Mary Ann services as necessary.
Hospice Values: I Matter
Mary Ann is committed to ensuring a healthy work-life balance for staff given the nature of the environment and care services provided. In 2017, staff across all the Mary Ann shops and within the hospice were invited to attend a two session “I Matter” process looking at what they felt were the important qualities to ensure a healthy work balance and how they felt valued at work. The outcome of this engagement with staff identified the following as key personal elements:
· being listened to
Staff also looked at their individual responsibility also to help others feel valued, how they appreciated having freedom to grow and the importance of self-awareness.
Communication was a vital ingredient running through the whole process.
Mary Ann is committed to ensuring “I Matter” stays at the centre of its ethos for all its workforce and staff have equally committed themselves to the process.
Clinical and professional responsibilities
1. Be a competent practitioner demonstrating evidence based clinical skill and expertise, completing holistic patient and carer assessments, acting as a mentor, resource and advisor to other colleagues, patients and carers.
2. Administer medication and treatment as prescribed in accordance with personal competency, NMC’s and Mary Ann’s policies and guidelines.
3. Ensure high standards of documentation and clinical records are maintained at all times which pay due regard to timeliness of completion, information governance standards and Caldicott principles and have the ability to use electronic record systems e.g. Lorenzo, EMIS.
4. To demonstrate a continuing commitment to professional development by keeping abreast of current developments in nursing practice and participate in appropriate learning and development opportunities.
5. To contribute to the development of high standards of individual care ensuring that clinical practices are evidence based and bench marked against best practice.
6. To recognise emotional and distressing situations and provide support for self and team by undertaking clinical and reflective supervision.
7. To work within the NMC code of professional conduct, local and national guidance in respect of palliative and end of life care and standards set by the Care Quality Commission.
8. To participate in Mary Ann’s quality and clinical governance processes e.g. audit, risk assessments, reporting and root cause analysis of significant incidents.
9. Work flexibly across the organisation and through all departments and sites as required to support the delivery of Mary Ann’s care services.
10. Participate in MDT discussions ensuring following up on any interventions identified.
11. Update EPaCCs register with relevant information, patient preferences and wishes in a timely manner where available and consent to access/share is gained.
12. Provide and offer bereavement support to carers in collaboration with Family Support and Bereavement Team.
13. To liaise professionally with other health care professionals both internally and externally in the provision of patient care.
14. On a rotational basis, in the capacity of “co-ordinator” take responsibility for being the nominated Fire Marshall, ensure all care services are operating effectively and deal with any problems which may arise throughout the working day, escalating issues to the Team Lead which are out of scope for your role.
15. Contribute to the recruitment of staff, volunteers and students and the day to day management of staff e.g. absences including anticipating cover where necessary.
16. Work in conjunction with the clinical service leads in implementing and reviewing clinical practices to ensure that they are evidence based, cost effective and support processes of change demonstrating responsibility, professionalism and integrity.
17. Act as a role model to staff and volunteers.
18. To meet monthly with CSTL/Team for exchange of information and discussion.
19. To deputise for the CSTL at meetings etc. as required.
20. To ensure all activity or patient related outcomes data are accurately completed in a timely manner and confidentially.
21. To ensure equipment and environment is safely maintained, participating in maintaining a healthy and safe environment in accordance with organisational health and safety policy and procedures including infection prevention and control.
22. To contribute to the formation and development of policies and procedures specific to the clinical services.
23. To participate in short and long term planning of clinical services.
24. To undertake appraisals of Care Support Worker colleagues and others as directed by CSTL.
25. Promote an open and honest culture reflecting a “can do” attitude.
Education, Professional Development & Training
26. Take every reasonable opportunity for maintaining, developing and acquiring competencies and skills for self-development and personal responsibility for life-long learning, self-development, and reflection and revalidation portfolio.
27. Undertake training to develop additional skills as necessary within Mary Ann’s competency framework, in relation to specific hospice and /or practice development projects.
28. To participate in induction and training programmes for new staff/students/volunteers/ work experience.
29. To supervise, teach, mentor and develop staff, student nurses and medical students and encourage individual skills.
30. Participate in informal and formal education as required.
31. Take responsibility for ensuring the timely completion and/or attendance for all statutory and mandatory training requirements as outlined by Mary Ann policy.
32. Contribute to Mary Ann being a research active organisation and ensure Good Clinical Practice training for research compliance is completed.
33. Participate in clinical supervision and reflective practice as per Mary Ann policy.
Skills and Knowledge
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).