Clinical Support Worker

St Helena Hospice

The closing date is 18 June 2021

Job overview

St Helena Hospice is currently advertising for a Clinical Support Worker, within the Hospice team on a part time and permanent contract.

  • To assist Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in providing high standards of specialist palliative care to patients and their relatives.
  • Identify and adapt clinical support given under the varying professions guiding principles of care and be able to switch approach as directed.
  • The care will be planned and assessed by the Registered Nurses and Therapists and provided under the direct supervision of the registered nurses or other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

  • In conjunction with other members of the team, and in line with your level of competency, assist in meeting the needs of patients: hygiene, elimination, nutritional, mobilising, maintaining independence, pain.
  • Be able to recognize and advocate the promotion of independence and personalized care based on patients life histories and expressed preferences about their own care.
  • Meet the therapy needs of the patient through the delivery of the therapy plan of care devised by the registered therapist.
  • Identify the psychosocial and spiritual needs of families and friends under his/her care and communicate this to the supervisor.

About us

St Helenas core values and behaviours will be embedded in our recruitment, training and development review and decision making process.

Value

Respect

Working Together

Being passionate about hospice care

Showing appreciation for all

Valuing conversation

Behaviour

Always considering others

Finding strength in teamwork

Caring in all that we do and provide

A thank you matters

Taking the time to be excellent communicators

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY PRIORITIES

  • To assist Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in providing high standards of specialist palliative care to patients and their relatives.
  • Identify and adapt clinical support given under the varying professions guiding principles of care and be able to switch approach as directed.
  • The care will be planned and assessed by the Registered Nurses and Therapists and provided under the direct supervision of the registered nurses or other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • In conjunction with other members of the team, and in line with your level of competency, assist in meeting the needs of patients: hygiene, elimination, nutritional, mobilising, maintaining independence, pain.
  • Be able to recognize and advocate the promotion of independence and personalized care based on patients life histories and expressed preferences about their own care.
  • Meet the therapy needs of the patient through the delivery of the therapy plan of care devised by the registered therapist.
  • Identify the psychosocial and spiritual needs of families and friends under his/her care and communicate this to the supervisor.
  • To implement rehabilitation programmes devised by the OT or physio and when needed, follow up interventions in the community.
  • To practice daily living activities with patients on the ward under the guidance of the OT/Physio, e.g. functional transfers, personal care or mobility.
  • To assess and provide basic mobility and daily living equipment aids to patients, reporting to the OT or PT as appropriate and arrange for loan or replacement of equipment with statutory services.
  • To implement therapeutic interventions such as exercise, stretching, energy conservation, pacing and relaxation, reporting to OT/PT as necessary.
  • Perform Last Offices to deceased patients including safe custody of valuables and belongings.
  • Maintaining health & safety within the ward area i.e. ensure fire exits are clear, cupboards safely stocked & hazards removed and reported.
  • Work alongside volunteers and more junior CSWs within the unit and report any concerns about practice to immediate supervisor.
  • Ensure that all procedures are carried out are in accordance with agreed standards of care.
  • Ensure Infection Control Policies and Procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Check and ensure that equipment is clean and in working order ready for use
  • Ensure that all information recorded by the individual is in accordance with St Helena policy (i.e patient records, incident/accident reports).
  • Escort patients to hospital appointments, home visits or recreational trips.
  • Assist in checking Controlled Drugs with Registered Nurse (on completion of Drugs Competency Framework).
  • Mentor and supervise new ward based volunteers.
  • Ensure you follow all policies and procedures in relation to prevention and infection control
  • Undertake and record clinical observations reporting results to Registered Nurse
  • Undertake simple dressings independently, within level of competence and assist Registered Nurses with complex dressings.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with people and handling difficult situations.
  • Proven experience in Palliative Care setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in health or social care setting.

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE level C in English & Maths

Desirable

  • NVQ any level in Care
  • Computer literacy
  • St. Helena Drugs Competency FrameworkFull driving licence

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.

Employer details

Employer name

St Helena Hospice

Address

Myland Hall

Barncroft Close

Colchester

Essex

CO4 9JU


Employer's website

https://www.sthelena.org.uk/

Date posted

04 June 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£15,251.20 to £16,643.20 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0423-21-9494

Job locations

Myland Hall

Barncroft Close

Colchester

Essex

CO4 9JU


Supporting documents

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Kirsty Smith

Ksmith@sthelena.org.uk

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