STAFF NURSE

Saint Francis Hospice

The closing date is 26 June 2024

Job summary

We are not a Licensed Sponsor & are unable to provide sponsorship to applicants who do not have the Right to Work in the UK.

Are you are an enthusiastic & caring nurse with excellent communication skills looking for an opportunity to give your best & become part of an outstanding, friendly team? We are seeking nurses with a passion for palliative care, highly motivated & forward thinking to work within the existing caring & dynamic team of nurses. These positions will have occasional rotation to nights within our Ward.

You will be expected to have an understanding of the importance of multi-professional team working that are vital to effective team working & practice them at all times & to participate in change & development of practice. Participate in organising the individual nursing team in the absence of the Band 5B/Ward Sister/Charge Nurse & to co-ordinate the Ward in their absence. Also to participate in ensuring adequate staffing of the Ward. Maintain effective communication networks with all departments within the hospice to maintain a seamless delivery of specialist palliative care services.

You will take responsibility for your professional development, which will be monitored as part of the annual appraisal review. Maintain current NMC registration & adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct at all times.

Full/part time working hours considered, salary pro rata for part time hours. Enhancements paid for shifts worked overnight, weekends & on Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

Provide appropriate physical, emotional and spiritual care in agreement with the patient and their family. Consult and liaise with both the nursing and multidisciplinary teams to ensure continuity of holistic patient care. Use evidence based practice when planning patient care. Participate in the hospice quality assurance programme. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and carers. Liaise with other professionals involved in their care. Recognise and report changes in the patients condition and respond appropriately to maintain effective symptom control. Implement nursing procedures correctly. Ensure that patient documentation reflects a holistic account of patient interventions. Maintain clinical records and associated documentation written and electronic in accordance with SFH policies. Accurately document care given within NMC guidelines. Participate in the annual hospice UK and clinical audit programmes to evaluate areas of clinical practice as requested. Be a reflective practitioner. Have an identified area of special interest of clinical practice.

Communicate effectively with patients, relatives and other visitors. Participate in discussion, ensure effective communication with the clinical team when planning and evaluating patient care needs. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure high quality holistic care for patients and their families.To effectively use IT systems to ensure patients records are kept updated on ICARE & CMC records.

About us

We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for patients with life limiting illness. We achieved Outstanding in our CQC inspection & have reconfigured our services to meet the changing needs of our local community. We support 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups & have a robust governance structure in place. We provide inpatient clinical services within a modern, personal & friendly 18-bedded ward, as well as Specialist Community Crisis Support Service, Hospice at Home Service & Specialist Day Therapy Service. We also have the hospice Pepperell Education Centre that has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programmes and study days.

All communication regarding your application including invitations to interviews will be sent to the email address you have stated on your application form. Please ensure that you provide contact business email addresses for your referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Please note that we are a charity & not part of an NHS Trust & we are situated in a quiet location in the village of Havering-atte-Bower, outskirts of Romford, therefore please consider our location when applying.

Rolling advert, please apply as soon as possible, applications will be shortlisted upon receipt and shortlisted applicants will be given at least 7 days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

Date posted

03 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£28,271 to £30,934 a year enhancements for shifts worked overnight at w/ends and on b/hols

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

B0483-093

Job locations

St. Francis Hospice

Broxhill Road

Havering-atte-bower

Romford

RM4 1QH


Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM WORKING

1. To participate in organising the individual nursing team in the absence of the Band 5B and or Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

2. To co-ordinate the inpatient unit in the absence of a band 5B and or Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

3. To participate in ensuring adequate staffing of the inpatient unit.

4. To participate in change and development of practice

5. Have an understanding of the importance of multi-professional team working that are vital to effective team working and practice them at all times

6. Maintain effective communication networks with all departments within the hospice to maintain a seamless delivery of specialist palliative care services.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

1. Provide appropriate physical, emotional and spiritual care in agreement with the patient and their family.

2. Consult and liaise with both the nursing and multidisciplinary teams to ensure continuity of holistic patient care.

3. Use evidence based practice when planning patient care.

4. To participate in the hospice quality assurance programme.

5. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and carers and liaise with other professionals involved in their care

6. Recognise and report changes in the patients condition and respond appropriately to maintain effective symptom control.

7. To implement nursing procedures correctly and ensure that patient documentation reflects a holistic account of patient interventions.

8. Maintain all clinical records and associated documentation written and electronic in accordance with Saint Francis Hospice policies.

9. Accurately document care given within NMC guidelines.

10. Participate in the annual hospice UK and clinical audit programmes to evaluate areas of clinical practice as requested.

11. To be a reflective practitioner

12. To have an identified area of special interest of clinical practice.

COMMUNICATION

1. Ensure effective communication with patients, relatives and other visitors.

2. Participate in discussion and ensure effective communication with the clinical team when planning and evaluating patient care needs.

3. participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure high quality holistic care for patients and their families.

4. To effectively use IT systems to ensure patients records are kept updated; ICARE & CMC records.

EDUCATION OF SELF AND OTHERS

1. Maintain an awareness of professional developments in nursing and palliative care.

2. Be a mentor of students and new staff as required.

3. Actively participate in the Saint Francis Hospice reflective practice programme and meet mandatory attendance requirements.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To take responsibility for own professional development, which will be monitored as part of the annual appraisal review .

2. To maintain current registration with the NMC at all times and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSTHOLDER

SENSITIVITY AND PROFESSIONALISM: As an employee of Saint Francis Hospice you should expect that it is likely that you will come into contact with patients, their families and members of the public who are at the end of life or recently bereaved. All employees are expected to respond to people recounting and expressing their emotions about such events with sensitivity and understanding, and to know enough about the services that the Hospice provides to be able to signpost people who may benefit from our services to the relevant contacts.

CONFIDENTIALITY: The post holder must maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of information relating to patients, staff and other hospice matter during the course of duty. Any breach of Confidentiality may become a disciplinary issue.

DATA PROTECTION: It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their obligations in respect of the Data Protection Act 1998.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITES: The hospice is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in employment and has a clear commitment to equal opportunities. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that they understand the standards expected and that they promote and adhere to the equal opportunity measures adopted by the hospice.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: All staff must be familiar with section 2 of the Health & Safety Policy, Organisation of Health and Safety. This documents sets out the responsibilities of all staff for health and safety, whether in a supervisory capacity or not. Policy section 3 (arrangements for Health and Safety) provides an overview of training for competence in Health and Safety matters.

HOSPICE IDENTITY BADGES: Hospice ID badges must be worn at all times whilst on duty.

SMOKING: The hospice acknowledges its responsibility to provide a safe, smoke free environment, for its employees, service users and visitors. Smoking is therefore not permitted at any point whilst on duty, in accordance with the guidelines set down within the Hospice No Smoking Policy.

REGISTRATION COMPLAINCE/CODE OF CONDUCT:

All employees who are required to register with a professional body to enable them to practice within their profession are required to comply with their code of conduct and requirements of their professional registration.

WORKING TIME REGULATIONS: The Working Time Regulations 1998 require that you should not work more than an average of 48 hours in each week. For example, in a 26 week period you should work no more than 1248 hours.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM WORKING

1. To participate in organising the individual nursing team in the absence of the Band 5B and or Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

2. To co-ordinate the inpatient unit in the absence of a band 5B and or Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

3. To participate in ensuring adequate staffing of the inpatient unit.

4. To participate in change and development of practice

5. Have an understanding of the importance of multi-professional team working that are vital to effective team working and practice them at all times

6. Maintain effective communication networks with all departments within the hospice to maintain a seamless delivery of specialist palliative care services.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

1. Provide appropriate physical, emotional and spiritual care in agreement with the patient and their family.

2. Consult and liaise with both the nursing and multidisciplinary teams to ensure continuity of holistic patient care.

3. Use evidence based practice when planning patient care.

4. To participate in the hospice quality assurance programme.

5. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and carers and liaise with other professionals involved in their care

6. Recognise and report changes in the patients condition and respond appropriately to maintain effective symptom control.

7. To implement nursing procedures correctly and ensure that patient documentation reflects a holistic account of patient interventions.

8. Maintain all clinical records and associated documentation written and electronic in accordance with Saint Francis Hospice policies.

9. Accurately document care given within NMC guidelines.

10. Participate in the annual hospice UK and clinical audit programmes to evaluate areas of clinical practice as requested.

11. To be a reflective practitioner

12. To have an identified area of special interest of clinical practice.

COMMUNICATION

1. Ensure effective communication with patients, relatives and other visitors.

2. Participate in discussion and ensure effective communication with the clinical team when planning and evaluating patient care needs.

3. participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure high quality holistic care for patients and their families.

4. To effectively use IT systems to ensure patients records are kept updated; ICARE & CMC records.

EDUCATION OF SELF AND OTHERS

1. Maintain an awareness of professional developments in nursing and palliative care.

2. Be a mentor of students and new staff as required.

3. Actively participate in the Saint Francis Hospice reflective practice programme and meet mandatory attendance requirements.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To take responsibility for own professional development, which will be monitored as part of the annual appraisal review .

2. To maintain current registration with the NMC at all times and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSTHOLDER

SENSITIVITY AND PROFESSIONALISM: As an employee of Saint Francis Hospice you should expect that it is likely that you will come into contact with patients, their families and members of the public who are at the end of life or recently bereaved. All employees are expected to respond to people recounting and expressing their emotions about such events with sensitivity and understanding, and to know enough about the services that the Hospice provides to be able to signpost people who may benefit from our services to the relevant contacts.

CONFIDENTIALITY: The post holder must maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of information relating to patients, staff and other hospice matter during the course of duty. Any breach of Confidentiality may become a disciplinary issue.

DATA PROTECTION: It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their obligations in respect of the Data Protection Act 1998.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITES: The hospice is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in employment and has a clear commitment to equal opportunities. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that they understand the standards expected and that they promote and adhere to the equal opportunity measures adopted by the hospice.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: All staff must be familiar with section 2 of the Health & Safety Policy, Organisation of Health and Safety. This documents sets out the responsibilities of all staff for health and safety, whether in a supervisory capacity or not. Policy section 3 (arrangements for Health and Safety) provides an overview of training for competence in Health and Safety matters.

HOSPICE IDENTITY BADGES: Hospice ID badges must be worn at all times whilst on duty.

SMOKING: The hospice acknowledges its responsibility to provide a safe, smoke free environment, for its employees, service users and visitors. Smoking is therefore not permitted at any point whilst on duty, in accordance with the guidelines set down within the Hospice No Smoking Policy.

REGISTRATION COMPLAINCE/CODE OF CONDUCT:

All employees who are required to register with a professional body to enable them to practice within their profession are required to comply with their code of conduct and requirements of their professional registration.

WORKING TIME REGULATIONS: The Working Time Regulations 1998 require that you should not work more than an average of 48 hours in each week. For example, in a 26 week period you should work no more than 1248 hours.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Level 1.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.

Desirable

  • ENB 931 or equivalent.
  • ENB 285 or Diploma in Palliative Care.

Experience

Essential

  • A sensitive awareness of the needs of patients and their families.
  • Has an understanding of quality assurance and the processes involved.
  • Has awareness of current research in palliative care.
  • IT skills and the ability to use a clinical database.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with:
  • - patients and families
  • - colleagues
  • Has awareness of current issues within:
  • - The nursing profession
  • - Palliative care

Desirable

  • Previous palliative care experience.
  • Confident decision making skills regarding specialist palliative care symptom control decision making.
  • Demonstrable excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to teach others.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Team player, committed to multidisciplinary working.
  • An understanding of the importance of multi-professional team working.
  • Experience of working autonomously as well as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Flexible approach to team working and an awareness of team dynamics.

Desirable

  • Has the ability to organise the team in the absence of the Team Leader.
  • Has the ability to organise the Ward in the absence of a Senior Nurse.

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly and have a flexible approach to working patterns.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Compassionate, sensitive, non-judgemental.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates insight into own stressors and coping mechanisms.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Level 1.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.

Desirable

  • ENB 931 or equivalent.
  • ENB 285 or Diploma in Palliative Care.

Experience

Essential

  • A sensitive awareness of the needs of patients and their families.
  • Has an understanding of quality assurance and the processes involved.
  • Has awareness of current research in palliative care.
  • IT skills and the ability to use a clinical database.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with:
  • - patients and families
  • - colleagues
  • Has awareness of current issues within:
  • - The nursing profession
  • - Palliative care

Desirable

  • Previous palliative care experience.
  • Confident decision making skills regarding specialist palliative care symptom control decision making.
  • Demonstrable excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to teach others.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Team player, committed to multidisciplinary working.
  • An understanding of the importance of multi-professional team working.
  • Experience of working autonomously as well as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Flexible approach to team working and an awareness of team dynamics.

Desirable

  • Has the ability to organise the team in the absence of the Team Leader.
  • Has the ability to organise the Ward in the absence of a Senior Nurse.

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly and have a flexible approach to working patterns.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Compassionate, sensitive, non-judgemental.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates insight into own stressors and coping mechanisms.

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

Saint Francis Hospice

Address

St. Francis Hospice

Broxhill Road

Havering-atte-bower

Romford

RM4 1QH


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Saint Francis Hospice

Address

St. Francis Hospice

Broxhill Road

Havering-atte-bower

Romford

RM4 1QH


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Ward Manager

Jo Noguera

01708753319

Date posted

03 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£28,271 to £30,934 a year enhancements for shifts worked overnight at w/ends and on b/hols

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

B0483-093

Job locations

St. Francis Hospice

Broxhill Road

Havering-atte-bower

Romford

RM4 1QH


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