Douglas Macmillan Hospice
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Dougie Mac (now united with Donna Louise Trust) are currently looking to recruit registered childrens nurses/learning disability nurses for our Childrens Hospice, who share our passion in providing excellent, personalised and compassionate care to children and their families.
At Dougie Mac our vision is to be admired as a centre of excellence for palliative and end of life care. Our many different services provide children, their families and carers, with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support, at home, or here at the Hospice
Main duties of the job
The right candidate will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, a motivation for continual learning and sharing of knowledge, with the drive to ensure our patients receive the highest possible standard of care. You will work as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team where opportunities exist to develop palliative care expertise and undertake funded degree or masters level study after 6 months.
This role will be full time/part time. Please state your preference on your application. Please read the job description (below) for further details.
If you would you like to be part of our friendly, supportive team delivering high standards of specialist palliative care which endeavours to go the extra mile in supporting our patients and their families, then we would love to hear from you.
Dougie Mac is an open-culture organisation, underpinned by clear strategic aims, vision and values. The Hospices many different services provide patients, their families and carers, with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support ensuring that all are supported as they face death, dying and loss.
By joining Dougie Mac, youll be part of a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to delivering person-led, responsive and cost effective services of the highest quality. And youll be supported in your role to develop your skills and those of the people you work with. Staff at Dougie Mac are well-motivated, with professional development pathways, and given opportunities to be reflective in their roles through supervision, reflective practice and supportive line management.
The Hospice offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, funded study, free parking, Paycare and much more.
To work as an autonomous practitioner in assessing, implementing and evaluating nursing care to children, young people and families served by the Trust.
Work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to provide planned child and family focused care.
To act in an advisory role to other professionals and staff from other agencies in respect of palliative care for children and families.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Train and assess competence of Care Support Workers
Acting as a role model within team, motivating staff and setting an appropriate example
To contribute to the training, education and support of a range of both medical and nursing students on clinical placement with the Trust.
Co-ordinate annual leave and sickness records in the absence of Team Leader
Responsibility for patient care
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate plans of care for children in partnership with child, parents/ carers and other professionals
Provide effective care, treatment and management within the hospice and/or community setting
To ensure all documentation is complete and kept up to date in accordance with Trust policy
Liaise with healthcare and social care professionals across organisations to ensure an integrated package of care and support designed to meet the specific needs of the family, is delivered and co-coordinated.
Ensure care delivered is delivered to predetermined standards
Work in partnership to actively involve parents/carers and children in the implementation and evaluate of care plans.
Provide information for children, young people and families, giving clear ongoing information as the childs illness progresses, ensuring that parents are facilitated to maintain control and make informed decisions relating to the care of their child.
Responsibility for Resources
Promote the safe and effective use of equipment and resources
Inform and liaise with Team Leader in regard to resource needs, including skill mix
Have a good knowledge of equipment available and process of appropriate equipment supply.
Strategic and service responsibilities
Attend meetings relevant to post and on behalf of the Team Leader or Organisation
Implement changes to established practices and/or policies
Participate in service development under direction of Team Leader and Director of Care.
Participate in and conduct audits of service in partnership with team leader.
Deputise for Team Leader in their absence
Ensure practice is clinically effective and evidence based
Responsible for own professional development
Contribute to the development and provision of a safe, effective and efficient service
Dougie Mac Values:
Our mission is to deliver excellent CARE to people approaching end of life.
Compassion - Working together by considering the views of others, understanding the challenges they face and providing support.
Accountability - Takes personal responsibility for our actions, owning our decisions and behaviours.
Respect - Always trusting, listening and challenging each other. Understanding that we are at our best as individuals whilst working as a team.
Excellence - Embracing excellence by empowering and motivating each other to be the best that we can be.
Standard Requirements of all Dougie Mac Staff:
To be flexible and adapt to the needs of the department and your team
To maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to data protection policies at all times.
To observe and maintain security procedures.
Exercise responsible stewardship of hospices resources at all times.
Attendance at meetings events and activities may require the post holder to work beyond the normal hours / days of work quite regularly flexibility is essential.
To have an understanding and demonstrate regard for the Hospice philosophy and its functions.
Travel in the Stoke on Trent / North Staffordshire area, and on occasions within the UK, to attend participate in training and personal development opportunities, using own vehicle or public transport, for which expenses will be met in line with policies in the staff handbook.
To maintain an effective and collaborative working relationship with other members of staff and volunteers.
Conform to conventional standards of business dress when representing the hospice.
To accept temporary redeployment within any part of the hospice should the need arise and to ensure hospice goals and objectives are met.
Safeguarding is everyones responsibility. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an employee, you are expected to follow the Hospices Safeguarding Policies and report any concerns in accordance with those policies.
Safety Health Environment (SHE):
All employees must familiarise themselves with the Hospice Safety Health Environment (SHE) policies, processes and procedures and act in accordance with them at all times. Employees must ensure that they conduct themselves in a manner which does not endanger their own health and safety or that of others.
All employees have a duty of care to promptly report any near misses, dangerous occurrences or accidents whilst at work in line with the relevant Safety Health Environment procedures
All employees should attend mandatory Safety Health Environment training sessions annually/periodically for defined activities etc and ensure that they follow the processes and procedures as outlined in the training
Any breaches of the Safety Health Environment Health standards will be dealt with under the DMH disciplinary procedure.
The hospice expects all staff to work to the highest standards. The quality of care provided by every member of staff is paramount.
All employees must
familiarise themselves with the policies and procedures relevant to their role.
ensure that they are competent to carry out their role.
All employees are responsible for the management of risk: they must
Attend mandatory training;
Report incidents when things go wrong and provide evidence that they have learnt from the experience;
Record all adverse comment made by patients and their families; as well as customers, donors and the wider public.
Raise concerns when they see any unsafe practice within your place of work.
This job description is intended to be the main guide to the principle duties and responsibilities of the post. It should not be seen as an exhaustive, inflexible document. The employee shares with the employer the responsibility to suggest amendments as necessary to meet the changing needs of the hospice and department.
Other Job Requirements
Skills & 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).
Douglas Macmillan Hospice
25 March 2021
£28,000 to £32,500 a year