Registered Nurse In Patient Unit

Havens Hospice

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Job summary

Your nursing skills could be ‘Making every day count’ for local patients and families with complex and incurable conditions.

At Fair Havens in Prittlewell, overlooking Priory Park, we’re looking for a Registered Nurse with palliative experience to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team providing holistic care within our new, modern In Patient Unit.

Our friendly and supportive team focuses on giving patients choice in their care, with time to have these conversations.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team ensuring a holistic package of care is provided to those using the In Patient Unit.
  • Ensure that the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care are delivered to patients, responding to changing circumstances and demands.
  • To manage and shift lead the in-patient unit when required
  • To work as part of a team to support Havens Hospice.

About us

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.  

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Date posted

21 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0402-22-0546

Job locations

226 Priory Crescent

Southend on Sea

Essex

SS2 6PR


Daws Heath Road

Hadleigh

Benfleet

Essex

SS7 2LH


Job description

Job responsibilities

Purpose of Role

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team ensuring a holistic package of care is provided to those using the In Patient Unit.
  • Ensure that the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care are delivered to patients, responding to changing circumstances and demands.
  • To manage and shift lead the in-patient unit when required
  • To work as part of a team to support Havens Hospice.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The following list is not exhaustive and is intended only to indicate the range of activities that the post holder will be required to undertake. Further duties and responsibilities may be added as identified from time to time and it is expected that the post-holder will accept all reasonable requirements and developments of the job

Provision of care

  • To be responsible for assessing the needs of patients, implementing and evaluating the care provided.
  • Would manage the IPU patient caseload during a shift, including the management and support of the nursing team.
  • Plan and review care provided to patients on a patient needs basis.
  • Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of interventions and treatments with IPU Advanced nurse practitioner sister and hospice consultant.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of symptoms and anticipates changes in patients’ condition and reacts accordingly?
  • To ensure that, as far as possible, family and / or carers are included in the care provided.
  • To ensure that the nursing care is delivered to the highest standard and reflects the needs of the patients.

  • To provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate.
  • At all times to act as the advocate for the patient.
  • To ensure complete security of drugs and administer them safely in accordance with regulations.
  • To provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate.
  • Assist medical staff in chaperoning patients, supporting discussions and management of their care
  • To liaise with other professionals working within the primary and secondary care settings, regarding patient care when required.
  • Liaise with Havens Chaplain/members of the Chaplaincy team supporting the spiritual care of patients.
  • Act as a role model and mentor for nursing staff working in the IPU, specifically supporting band 5 staff nurses and Nursing assistants to develop their knowledge within palliative care and their nursing skills.
  • Responsibility for carrying out regular 121 meetings with allocated IPU nursing staff.
  • Participate in the education of other professional and non professional staff in conjunction with the education department.
  • Be prepared to mentor students from educational establishments on clinical placements in conjunction with the education department.

Team / Organisational Work

  • To foster a ‘can do’ culture by actively seeking solutions to problems
  • To foster a good working relationship with all Trustees, Executive and department staff with whom the job interacts
  • To be responsible for conforming to the policies and procedures as set out in the staff handbook, including health & safety requirements and attending courses as directed
  • To attend staff meetings as required

Administration

  • To take responsibility, with other team members, for the smooth running of the In-Patient Unit.
  • To maintain accurate records
  • To take part in any audit of care services.

Communication

  • To foster good relationships between all Fair Havens departments and with professional and lay people having contact with the organisation.
  • To give to other members of staff, as well as receive from them, mutual support as needed.
  • To communicate in a positive and effective way with other professionals in order to implement and evaluate care plans.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other statutory and voluntary agencies, ensuring continuity of patient/family support.
  • To represent the In-Patient Unit at the daily referrals / admissions meeting when requested.
  • Take part in daily patient discussion meetings.

Personal Development

  • To identify own on-going educational needs and discuss with your line manager to achieve those development needs
  • To be prepared to develop skills and competencies that are required to meet the demands of the role as it evolves over time period
  • To always conduct yourself in a professional manner
  • To carry out all aspects of your role positively and with enthusiasm

Summary of Other Responsibilities & Duties

  • To actively follow the organisation’s policies and procedures, particularly in relation to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Finance.
  • To attend staff meetings and training as required.
  • To be prepared to develop skills and competencies to meet the demands of the role as it naturally evolves over time.

Personal Specification & Skills

Qualifications & Experience

Essential 

  • At least 2 years Palliative Care experience in hospital or community setting
  • Current NMC pin number (registered nurse adult)
  • Minimum 3 years Post Registration Experience
  • Experience in Palliative Care

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the Charity sector
  • Experience of working with Volunteers
  • Management/leadership qualification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Intermediate keyboard and IT skills, working with Word, Excel and outlook, powerpoint
  • Numeracy skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and diplomatically with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work effectively within a team
  • Ability to multi task and manage a busy and varied workload, working methodically and paying attention to detail.
Desirable

  • Phlebotomy and Cannulation skills
  • Non-medical prescriber qualification
  • Attitudes and Values

Essential

  • Friendly, caring attitude towards people
  • Committed to maintaining confidentiality
  • Committed to Equal Opportunities
  • Enthusiasm
  • ‘Can do’ attitude

Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Able to work flexible shift pattern which will include days/nights and weekends

Desirable

  • Car owner / driver or have access to own transport

Job description

Job responsibilities

Purpose of Role

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team ensuring a holistic package of care is provided to those using the In Patient Unit.
  • Ensure that the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care are delivered to patients, responding to changing circumstances and demands.
  • To manage and shift lead the in-patient unit when required
  • To work as part of a team to support Havens Hospice.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The following list is not exhaustive and is intended only to indicate the range of activities that the post holder will be required to undertake. Further duties and responsibilities may be added as identified from time to time and it is expected that the post-holder will accept all reasonable requirements and developments of the job

Provision of care

  • To be responsible for assessing the needs of patients, implementing and evaluating the care provided.
  • Would manage the IPU patient caseload during a shift, including the management and support of the nursing team.
  • Plan and review care provided to patients on a patient needs basis.
  • Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of interventions and treatments with IPU Advanced nurse practitioner sister and hospice consultant.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of symptoms and anticipates changes in patients’ condition and reacts accordingly?
  • To ensure that, as far as possible, family and / or carers are included in the care provided.
  • To ensure that the nursing care is delivered to the highest standard and reflects the needs of the patients.

  • To provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate.
  • At all times to act as the advocate for the patient.
  • To ensure complete security of drugs and administer them safely in accordance with regulations.
  • To provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate.
  • Assist medical staff in chaperoning patients, supporting discussions and management of their care
  • To liaise with other professionals working within the primary and secondary care settings, regarding patient care when required.
  • Liaise with Havens Chaplain/members of the Chaplaincy team supporting the spiritual care of patients.
  • Act as a role model and mentor for nursing staff working in the IPU, specifically supporting band 5 staff nurses and Nursing assistants to develop their knowledge within palliative care and their nursing skills.
  • Responsibility for carrying out regular 121 meetings with allocated IPU nursing staff.
  • Participate in the education of other professional and non professional staff in conjunction with the education department.
  • Be prepared to mentor students from educational establishments on clinical placements in conjunction with the education department.

Team / Organisational Work

  • To foster a ‘can do’ culture by actively seeking solutions to problems
  • To foster a good working relationship with all Trustees, Executive and department staff with whom the job interacts
  • To be responsible for conforming to the policies and procedures as set out in the staff handbook, including health & safety requirements and attending courses as directed
  • To attend staff meetings as required

Administration

  • To take responsibility, with other team members, for the smooth running of the In-Patient Unit.
  • To maintain accurate records
  • To take part in any audit of care services.

Communication

  • To foster good relationships between all Fair Havens departments and with professional and lay people having contact with the organisation.
  • To give to other members of staff, as well as receive from them, mutual support as needed.
  • To communicate in a positive and effective way with other professionals in order to implement and evaluate care plans.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other statutory and voluntary agencies, ensuring continuity of patient/family support.
  • To represent the In-Patient Unit at the daily referrals / admissions meeting when requested.
  • Take part in daily patient discussion meetings.

Personal Development

  • To identify own on-going educational needs and discuss with your line manager to achieve those development needs
  • To be prepared to develop skills and competencies that are required to meet the demands of the role as it evolves over time period
  • To always conduct yourself in a professional manner
  • To carry out all aspects of your role positively and with enthusiasm

Summary of Other Responsibilities & Duties

  • To actively follow the organisation’s policies and procedures, particularly in relation to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Finance.
  • To attend staff meetings and training as required.
  • To be prepared to develop skills and competencies to meet the demands of the role as it naturally evolves over time.

Personal Specification & Skills

Qualifications & Experience

Essential 

  • At least 2 years Palliative Care experience in hospital or community setting
  • Current NMC pin number (registered nurse adult)
  • Minimum 3 years Post Registration Experience
  • Experience in Palliative Care

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the Charity sector
  • Experience of working with Volunteers
  • Management/leadership qualification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Intermediate keyboard and IT skills, working with Word, Excel and outlook, powerpoint
  • Numeracy skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and diplomatically with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work effectively within a team
  • Ability to multi task and manage a busy and varied workload, working methodically and paying attention to detail.
Desirable

  • Phlebotomy and Cannulation skills
  • Non-medical prescriber qualification
  • Attitudes and Values

Essential

  • Friendly, caring attitude towards people
  • Committed to maintaining confidentiality
  • Committed to Equal Opportunities
  • Enthusiasm
  • ‘Can do’ attitude

Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Able to work flexible shift pattern which will include days/nights and weekends

Desirable

  • Car owner / driver or have access to own transport

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC pin number (registered nurse adult)

Desirable

  • Palliative Care Degree or other relevant study

Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years Palliative Care experience in hospital or community setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the Charity sector
  • Experience of working with Volunteers
  • Management/leadership qualification
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC pin number (registered nurse adult)

Desirable

  • Palliative Care Degree or other relevant study

Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years Palliative Care experience in hospital or community setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the Charity sector
  • Experience of working with Volunteers
  • Management/leadership qualification

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Havens Hospice

Address

226 Priory Crescent

Southend on Sea

Essex

SS2 6PR


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Havens Hospice

Address

226 Priory Crescent

Southend on Sea

Essex

SS2 6PR


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

21 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0402-22-0546

Job locations

226 Priory Crescent

Southend on Sea

Essex

SS2 6PR


Daws Heath Road

Hadleigh

Benfleet

Essex

SS7 2LH