Bank Staff Nurse
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New Year, New Opportunity?
Are you a registered nurse looking for your next opportunity within Palliative and End of Life care? Are you looking to work within a setting where you are able to give the time and attention to each patient that they deserve? If you hold a high amount of empathy and compassion, and can make a real difference not only to our patients but to their family and support network, we need you - so don't delay, apply today!
Main duties of the job
About the Role
We are seeking Staff Nurses to join our outstanding Inpatient Team at Mountbatten Hospice, Hampshire.
The successful candidates will have excellent opportunities for training and development to enable them to expand their skills within Palliative and End of Life Care. They will be responsible for providing symptom management and complex end of life care to patients living with life limiting conditions.
The postholders will also be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based patient care and for providing invaluable support to the patients family.
With the support of the Sisters and the Advanced Nurse Practitioners, they will be able to make a real difference to peoples lives every single day supporting our patients and their families.
You will be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration, who is able to demonstrate a commitment to their own CPD. You will have excellent clinical skills and experience and be able to work under supervision and on your own initiative to provide the highest standards of care and support to your patients and their families. You will have good communication skills, with sound experience of symptom management gained with a Hospice/Hospital or Nursing home environment. You will be willing to learn new skills and expression to develop your own practices.
Mountbatten Hampshire is part of the Mountbatten Group, and its sister Hospice is Mountbatten Isle of Wight.
We pride ourselves on providing expert care and support to our communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, who are facing death, dying and bereavement.
Our vision at Mountbatten is of a world where all dying people and those closest to them, have access to expert care of the highest quality, provided by compassionate and professional teams.
We care about what we do. We appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other
We are experts in our field. We are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do
We are innovative and bold. We respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources
We respect our community. We exist for our local population, now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others
Overview of Role
To ensure the highest standards of individualised care for patients with life threatening diseases including providing support to their families and carers in a safe, friendly and efficient environment.
To communicate with patients, families and carers in a sensitive and empathetic way maintaining effective communication with multi-disciplinary team members. To work under the supervision and guidance of nurses and medical teams.
Although based on our Inpatient Unit, post holders may occasionally be required to work in other teams to ensure adequate staffing levels and to gain experience of the wider hospice delivery of care (e.g., Community Setting and Hazel Centre)
To provide the highest standards of care to patients
To lead on and coordinate assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient centred care
Provide a holistic approach to all care provisions provided that is both sensitive and responsive to the patients ever changing needs
To participate in the checking and administration of prescribed drugs (including controlled drugs) and other substances in accordance with Mountbatten policy
To provide out of hours specialist advice by telephone to patients, carers and allied professionals as required, alerting them to any significant matters
To maintain appropriate written/computer records in all areas of clinical practice.
To liaise with medical staff to implement treatment and care, ensuring that medical instructions are carried out, monitoring and reporting effectively
Please refer to the attached Job Description, which includes the Person Specification, for the full duties of this exciting role with us here at Mountbatten.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).