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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2021.

Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse (IPU) & Hospice Navigator Cover

Job Reference: J109-A-21-0479

St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent)
In Patient/Hospice
Band 6 Agenda for Change

The Senior Staff Nurse (SSN) is accountable and responsible for the leadership and operational management of the Inpatient Unit working under the direction of the Ward Manager. They will also be the dedicated cover for the Hospice Services Navigator during times of leave.

They will be responsible for delivering high quality, evidence based patient centred care, ensuring each shift runs efficiently and safely.

They will be responsible for, working closely with colleagues to achieve excellent outcomes for our patients, families and service users.

Ensure consistent delivery of high-quality patient care within the Inpatient Unit through effective leadership and team management

Ensure that the Hospice Navigator role and responsibilities are managed effectively and efficiently during periods of leave.

Identify through 1;1 and performance assessment of staff their skills/training needs to meet the required practice standards and role competencies.

Act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner

Monitor quality of care through audit/spot checks and quality projects.

Work collaboratively with other patient services teams to influence care. To work externally with external partners to support transition of care on discharge.

Ensure safe working practices are upheld in regards to training and adherence to SLH policies, guidelines and operational procedures

To support the Ward Manager to help implement and deliver upon the agreed IPU annual work plan and support the wider organisational vision, values and business objectives.

To maintain an understanding of the wider palliative care agenda; keep abreast on advances in clinical symptom management, and professional nursing standards and practice.

Actively support the IPU workforce, ensuring their health and well being is sustained. Promoting opportunities for their continual learning and professional development.

Key Tasks; some tasks may be delegated but the post holder remains responsible for ensuring that they are carried out satisfactorily.

For full list of duties, please refer to Job Description attached.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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