Rotational Registered Nurse

Willen Hospice

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Job summary

Working across our In-Patient and Willen at Home teams

37.5 hours per week

12-month fixed term contract

£27,534 - £31,665 per annum plus shift allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to rotate between our In-Patient Unit and Willen at Home community team on a 12-month fixed term contract. At Willen Hospice, its all about giving our patients the best possible quality of life, the support we offer is tailored to meet individuals' medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs. With an attractive staff to patient ratio, this is an opportunity to make a real difference to individualised patient care.

We are welcoming candidates looking for a truly rewarding position, who want to deliver the highest quality of care, demonstrate our Hospice Values and are keen to join a caring, compassionate and diverse multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse, with at least 6 months post registration experience who will have responsibility for the assessment of patient needs, planning, delivering and evaluating patient care, playing an active role within our teams.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working in the community and ideally have previous experience in palliative care.

As the role is part community based you should be confident working alone, must hold a driving licence, own your own car and have the appropriate insurance to cover your vehicle for business use.

Our IPU is operational 24 hours, 7 days a week and our Willen at Home service operates between 8am to 8pm,7 days a week.

As this post is rotational, we are looking for candidates who can offer flexibility in working night shifts and weekends.

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

About us

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for peoples wishes.We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme for clinically registered staff.
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Date posted

17 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£27,534 to £31,665 a year plus shift allowance

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0365-24-0021

Job locations

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

1. To provide evidence based personalised specialist palliative care without supervision, using an appropriate assessment tool. Recognise and review the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients.

2. To provide continual assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, individualised patient care. Maintaining accurate clinical observations of the patient and acting accordingly, giving clear feedback to patients and family whilst working collaboratively with the multi-professional team.

3. IPU specific:- co-ordinate and lead a shift as the appointed Nurse in Charge; co-ordinate the IPU Team, including volunteers, to best meet the evolving needs of patients. Follow the Nurse in Charge handover, ensure adequate staff levels for all shifts, and subsequent reduction in staff levels if requirements reduce. Liaise with Reception and the Catering teams with regard to new admissions, discharges and RIPs.

4. WAH specific:- manage the caseload and liaise with MDT in the absence of the Senior Community Nurse and Lead Nurse.

5. Communicate effectively with patients and family members, providing information, support and advice in relation to the care of the patient, ensuring patient wishes and needs are paramount.

6. Communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary health care professionals, medical and social work colleagues, carers and managers across organisational boundaries.

7. Take on additional roles and responsibilities that reflect the changing nursing role in line with the NMC Standards for Practice, to ensure efficient care can be provided to address the needs of the patient. Actively support and engage with service development.

8. Engage with supervision to reflect, develop clinical skills and enhance your emotional intelligence. Attend regular 1:1 meetings as appropriate.

9. Ensure your mandatory training is current. Engage in educational activity to develop professional development to meet the revalidation requirements in line with the NMC guidelines. Demonstrate clinical competency in line with the Hospice competency framework, ensuring your clinical practice is up to date.

10. Participate in quality initiatives through active engagement as a champion, audit activity, facilitating education, policy writing and other tasks delegated as required of you.

11. Report incidents or concerns in a timely manner using the Hospice incident reporting system.

12. Actively engage as a practice supervisor and/or practice assessor to develop professional skills of students, whilst providing effective feedback.

13. Ensure the co-ordination and discharge of patients from IPU using the Discharge Bundle.

14. Maintain a safe environment when caring for patients, ensuring infection control procedures are adhered to, and risk assess patients daily to reduce the risk of patient falls on IPU. Complete all risk assessment weekly or if there is any change in patients condition/needs within WAH.

15. Actively encourage patients and their visitors to provide feedback using the I Want Great Care process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

1. To provide evidence based personalised specialist palliative care without supervision, using an appropriate assessment tool. Recognise and review the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients.

2. To provide continual assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, individualised patient care. Maintaining accurate clinical observations of the patient and acting accordingly, giving clear feedback to patients and family whilst working collaboratively with the multi-professional team.

3. IPU specific:- co-ordinate and lead a shift as the appointed Nurse in Charge; co-ordinate the IPU Team, including volunteers, to best meet the evolving needs of patients. Follow the Nurse in Charge handover, ensure adequate staff levels for all shifts, and subsequent reduction in staff levels if requirements reduce. Liaise with Reception and the Catering teams with regard to new admissions, discharges and RIPs.

4. WAH specific:- manage the caseload and liaise with MDT in the absence of the Senior Community Nurse and Lead Nurse.

5. Communicate effectively with patients and family members, providing information, support and advice in relation to the care of the patient, ensuring patient wishes and needs are paramount.

6. Communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary health care professionals, medical and social work colleagues, carers and managers across organisational boundaries.

7. Take on additional roles and responsibilities that reflect the changing nursing role in line with the NMC Standards for Practice, to ensure efficient care can be provided to address the needs of the patient. Actively support and engage with service development.

8. Engage with supervision to reflect, develop clinical skills and enhance your emotional intelligence. Attend regular 1:1 meetings as appropriate.

9. Ensure your mandatory training is current. Engage in educational activity to develop professional development to meet the revalidation requirements in line with the NMC guidelines. Demonstrate clinical competency in line with the Hospice competency framework, ensuring your clinical practice is up to date.

10. Participate in quality initiatives through active engagement as a champion, audit activity, facilitating education, policy writing and other tasks delegated as required of you.

11. Report incidents or concerns in a timely manner using the Hospice incident reporting system.

12. Actively engage as a practice supervisor and/or practice assessor to develop professional skills of students, whilst providing effective feedback.

13. Ensure the co-ordination and discharge of patients from IPU using the Discharge Bundle.

14. Maintain a safe environment when caring for patients, ensuring infection control procedures are adhered to, and risk assess patients daily to reduce the risk of patient falls on IPU. Complete all risk assessment weekly or if there is any change in patients condition/needs within WAH.

15. Actively encourage patients and their visitors to provide feedback using the I Want Great Care process.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Degree qualified registered nurse with a minimum of 6 months post qualification or suitable experience.
  • Generalist nursing knowledge, ideally with palliative and end of life care experience.
  • Keen to undertake further study, desire to continually develop and improve skills and knowledge.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Professional Registration
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Degree qualified registered nurse with a minimum of 6 months post qualification or suitable experience.
  • Generalist nursing knowledge, ideally with palliative and end of life care experience.
  • Keen to undertake further study, desire to continually develop and improve skills and knowledge.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Professional Registration

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

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

Willen Hospice

Address

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Employer's website

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Willen Hospice

Address

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Employer's website

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

HR Administrator

Debbie Hounslow

hradmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

01908663636

Date posted

17 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£27,534 to £31,665 a year plus shift allowance

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0365-24-0021

Job locations

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


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