Associate Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 02 December 2022

Job summary

To provide holistic specialist palliative care nursing assessment of patients and carers with highly complex needs, identifying priorities of care and implementing strategies to give this care, with regular evaluation to ensure the maintenance of clinical excellence.

Please note the service hours cover early / late / night shifts as per rota to cover call handling for the single palliative line.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a resource to other healthcare professionals in the delivery of expert, evidence based clinical care for patients with life-threatening illness who have complex specialist palliative care needs from the point of diagnosis onwards.They will manage their own supervised clinical caseload whilst working corporately within the team, visiting patients within their homes, out-patient clinics, and community hospital settings. The primary aim is to ensure continuity of care through all healthcare settings. To do this, they will link closely with the primary care team, the acute specialist palliative care team and the services within the integrated service for Specialist Palliative Care,An integral part of this role will be to deliver the 24/7 advice line with support from B7 CSPCN in hours & Palliative Care Consultants Out of Hours .

About us

Apply now to join Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Date posted

17 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4780747-KW

Job locations

Priscilla bacon lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work collaboratively as part of a multi-professional team across Places providing a holistic service to patients with specialist palliative care needs, their direct carers and those important to themTo Provide with support of B7s specialist palliative care, through direct intervention and influence provision of generalist palliative care through indirect intervention by giving advice, education and support to all health care and social service professionals.

Please see Job description attached for full information

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work collaboratively as part of a multi-professional team across Places providing a holistic service to patients with specialist palliative care needs, their direct carers and those important to themTo Provide with support of B7s specialist palliative care, through direct intervention and influence provision of generalist palliative care through indirect intervention by giving advice, education and support to all health care and social service professionals.

Please see Job description attached for full information

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registered 1st level nurse
  • Diploma in nursing and/or study to degree level or equivalent

Desirable

  • Relevant post registration qualification in palliative care / oncology
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Has an understanding of specialist palliative care / oncology
  • Ability to manage situations / environment

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Health Care policy and reform relevant to Specialist Palliative Care e.g. The End of Life Care Strategy, 6 Ambitions for Palliative Care NICE Guidance, NHS Cancer Plan
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of symptom control
  • Previously worked in a palliative care setting inside or outside the NHS

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to communicate in the English language in both written and verbal formats.
  • Awareness of current legislate/ policy to end of life care
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Knowledge of advanced care planning

Desirable

  • Advanced Communication skills
  • Completion of St Christophers competencies, or aim to complete within 3 months.
  • ReSPECT document writer

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Conscientious
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Honest and trusworthy
  • Innovative, adaptable to change
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Assertive, self-aware and resilient
  • Listening
  • Positive
  • Team player

Other

Essential

  • Respectful
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements to meet the needs of the role.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registered 1st level nurse
  • Diploma in nursing and/or study to degree level or equivalent

Desirable

  • Relevant post registration qualification in palliative care / oncology
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Has an understanding of specialist palliative care / oncology
  • Ability to manage situations / environment

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Health Care policy and reform relevant to Specialist Palliative Care e.g. The End of Life Care Strategy, 6 Ambitions for Palliative Care NICE Guidance, NHS Cancer Plan
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of symptom control
  • Previously worked in a palliative care setting inside or outside the NHS

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to communicate in the English language in both written and verbal formats.
  • Awareness of current legislate/ policy to end of life care
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Knowledge of advanced care planning

Desirable

  • Advanced Communication skills
  • Completion of St Christophers competencies, or aim to complete within 3 months.
  • ReSPECT document writer

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Conscientious
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Honest and trusworthy
  • Innovative, adaptable to change
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Assertive, self-aware and resilient
  • Listening
  • Positive
  • Team player

Other

Essential

  • Respectful
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements to meet the needs of the role.

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

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Priscilla bacon lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Priscilla bacon lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Service lead for Palliative Care

Ruth Wix

ruth.wix@nchc.nhs.uk

01553668526

Date posted

17 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4780747-KW

Job locations

Priscilla bacon lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


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