Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care - Community

St Raphael's Hospice

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St Raphael's Hospice

#Hospice #Nursing #Palliative Care 

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to join our Community Specialist Palliative Care Team working across the Merton and Sutton boroughs.

We work very closely with patients and those important to them, offering complex pain and symptom control, psychological support and emotional support, and offering advice to GPs , District Nurses as well as sign posting to other services where appropriate.

Here at SRH, an innovative and adaptable approach to care is important along with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. In return you will gain a supportive working environment with ongoing education and flexible working hours amongst other employment benefits.

Have you got what it takes?

Are you a self-motivated and experienced nurse or qualified healthcare professional who is able to join our well established multi-disciplinary Community Specialist Palliative Care Team?

Can you demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience of working with patients with specialist palliative care needs?

Most importantly, are you wholeheartedly committed to and motivated by the purpose and values of palliative care and our patients?

We are currently seeking to recruit two (37.5 hours per week and 30 hours per week) Community Clinical Palliative Care Specialists (Band 7)

Main duties of the job

Work as a specialist palliative care resource in relation to the control of symptoms and the provision of social, economic and spiritual care for the patient and family in the community setting. To provide advice, support and education to the primary health care team where appropriate, as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

We are a 14 bedded hospice, serving the communities of Merton and Sutton by supporting those with life limiting conditions to live their lives as fully as possible. Caring for people at the end of their lives can be challenging, but it can also be immensely rewarding.

Working at St Raphael’s means being part of a small, friendly and forward thinking team; we work collaboratively and every voice is important. We are ambitious; committed to developing and supporting our staff, whilst providing an excellent standard of care to our patients and those important to them.

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£45,024 to £50,806 a year Inclusive of OLW

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B0133-22-3692

Job locations

London Road

Cheam

Sutton

Surrey

SM3 9DX


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To work through a set of competencies to build on specialist knowledge and experience.

To demonstrate skills and expertise in assessing, identifying and prioritising the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their carers.

Contribute to the provision of a quality specialist service, which will complement the generic services provided for patients and informal carers living within the boroughs of Merton and Sutton in primary health care, Hospice @ Home (H@H) and care homes.

To undertake clinical assessments of the specialist palliative care needs of patients and their families, and plan with support, the delivery of appropriate interventions in collaboration with other members of the CPCT, H@H and primary carers.

Participate in regular monitoring of individual clinical practice through undertaking regular case load review and patient visits with Community Services Manager, members of the CPCT and the community medical team.

Apply the skills required to demonstrate clinical expertise through achieving effective symptom control. Adjusting medication in consultation with the GP and Hospice Medical Team within the limits of the Hospice drug policy and national legislation.

Participate in the weekly multi-professional and daily clinical meetings.

Attend and participate in meetings including departmental, case conferences, and MDT in the primary health care setting and secondary care.

Work within a team framework, enlisting the skills of immediate colleagues and members of other disciplines.

Participate in the Triage Service and Hospice Point of Contact (HPOC) provided by the CPCT, when required.

The post holder with the support of the Community Services Manager will be responsible for their personal development, ensuring it reflects ongoing education and understanding of the core components of a specialist role.

Further develop and maintain effective communication systems between Primary and Secondary Care and collaboration with voluntary agencies and other stakeholders.

Further develop Advanced Communication skills in order to communicate highly sensitive information to patients and relatives.

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for patients and families from different religious and cultural backgrounds and sexual orientation

Act as an advocate for patients, relatives and their carers.

To assess for bereavement support where appropriate and liaise with Bereavement Service Team.

Take responsibility for the safe and administration of drugs in accordance with the Hospice policy.

Participate in the bi-annual bereavement service as per rota.

If registered as a Non-Medical Prescriber, to work within the organisational SRH NMP policy and meet the requirements of your professional regulatory body.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To work through a set of competencies to build on specialist knowledge and experience.

To demonstrate skills and expertise in assessing, identifying and prioritising the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their carers.

Contribute to the provision of a quality specialist service, which will complement the generic services provided for patients and informal carers living within the boroughs of Merton and Sutton in primary health care, Hospice @ Home (H@H) and care homes.

To undertake clinical assessments of the specialist palliative care needs of patients and their families, and plan with support, the delivery of appropriate interventions in collaboration with other members of the CPCT, H@H and primary carers.

Participate in regular monitoring of individual clinical practice through undertaking regular case load review and patient visits with Community Services Manager, members of the CPCT and the community medical team.

Apply the skills required to demonstrate clinical expertise through achieving effective symptom control. Adjusting medication in consultation with the GP and Hospice Medical Team within the limits of the Hospice drug policy and national legislation.

Participate in the weekly multi-professional and daily clinical meetings.

Attend and participate in meetings including departmental, case conferences, and MDT in the primary health care setting and secondary care.

Work within a team framework, enlisting the skills of immediate colleagues and members of other disciplines.

Participate in the Triage Service and Hospice Point of Contact (HPOC) provided by the CPCT, when required.

The post holder with the support of the Community Services Manager will be responsible for their personal development, ensuring it reflects ongoing education and understanding of the core components of a specialist role.

Further develop and maintain effective communication systems between Primary and Secondary Care and collaboration with voluntary agencies and other stakeholders.

Further develop Advanced Communication skills in order to communicate highly sensitive information to patients and relatives.

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for patients and families from different religious and cultural backgrounds and sexual orientation

Act as an advocate for patients, relatives and their carers.

To assess for bereavement support where appropriate and liaise with Bereavement Service Team.

Take responsibility for the safe and administration of drugs in accordance with the Hospice policy.

Participate in the bi-annual bereavement service as per rota.

If registered as a Non-Medical Prescriber, to work within the organisational SRH NMP policy and meet the requirements of your professional regulatory body.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse or equivalent healthcare qualification
  • Demonstrate ability to work at degree level such as evidence of completion of a post graduate module
  • Relevant palliative qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake academic courses
  • Significant post qualifying experience, including 1-2 years minimum working at band 6/7 in a variety of settings.
  • Evidence of working autonomously in the clinical setting
  • Clear record of ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Understanding of clinical governance.
  • Audit and research skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the issues relating to safeguarding.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities/fair access values
  • Personal resilience.
  • Evidence of change implementation and experience in motivating and engaging others.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Possession of a valid full UK driving licence

Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescribing or willingness to work towards
  • Advanced Communications skills competence
  • Advanced Physical Assessment competence
  • Masters Degree or willingness to work towards.
  • Experience of electronic patient records.
  • Experience of working in the community, palliative care setting or an oncology setting.
  • Evidence of caseload management and /or coordination of services
Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse or equivalent healthcare qualification
  • Demonstrate ability to work at degree level such as evidence of completion of a post graduate module
  • Relevant palliative qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake academic courses
  • Significant post qualifying experience, including 1-2 years minimum working at band 6/7 in a variety of settings.
  • Evidence of working autonomously in the clinical setting
  • Clear record of ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Understanding of clinical governance.
  • Audit and research skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the issues relating to safeguarding.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities/fair access values
  • Personal resilience.
  • Evidence of change implementation and experience in motivating and engaging others.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Possession of a valid full UK driving licence

Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescribing or willingness to work towards
  • Advanced Communications skills competence
  • Advanced Physical Assessment competence
  • Masters Degree or willingness to work towards.
  • Experience of electronic patient records.
  • Experience of working in the community, palliative care setting or an oncology setting.
  • Evidence of caseload management and /or coordination of services

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

St Raphael's Hospice

Address

London Road

Cheam

Sutton

Surrey

SM3 9DX


Employer's website

https://www.straphaels.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

St Raphael's Hospice

Address

London Road

Cheam

Sutton

Surrey

SM3 9DX


Employer's website

https://www.straphaels.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Jacky Crawley

hr@straphaels.org.uk

02080998679

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£45,024 to £50,806 a year Inclusive of OLW

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B0133-22-3692

Job locations

London Road

Cheam

Sutton

Surrey

SM3 9DX