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End of life Care Facilitator for Care Homes

Job Reference: 833-GS-AS-16-22

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Palliative Care Team
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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The End of Life Care Facilitators for Care Homes are community nurse practitioners providing end of life care support and clinical leadership to staff working in care home settings within Leeds. The team works closely with care home managers and their staff to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to care for residents at end of life, embed best practice and avoid inappropriate hospital admissions. The role involves delivering direct clinical care, providing practice based support, advice and staff development and contributing to the delivery of education, training and clinical audit programmes that support the delivery of high quality care.
Our End of Life Care Facilitators for Care Homes are aligned to the north, south or west neighbourhood areas of Leeds, working alongside our Neighbourhood Palliative Care Leads and led by a Palliative Care Clinical Quality Lead. This integrated approach enables the service to be responsive to local needs and provide consistent support across settings over seven days, working with our Neighbourhood Teams and partners in Primary Care and Specialist Palliative Care. The service supports the delivery of local and citywide quality improvements in palliative and end of life care to reduce health inequalities across care settings.
Leeds has a strong collaborative approach to palliative and end of life care and a key element of this role will be working closely with partners in the wider multidisciplinary team and Leeds Palliative Care Network.

We are supportive team, with development opportunities and are looking for a motivated senior clinician to join us who is passionate about delivering high quality palliative and end of life care in care home settings. You will need to work autonomously as well as developing strong relationships with a wide range of different stakeholders.

This role will require delivery of a range education and training, involve direct clinical care and may require some weekend and bank holiday working.

Applicants should be Independent Prescribers or willing to work towards becoming an Independent Prescriber.

All staff who are requirement to provide Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, in line with new government regulations which come into force on 1 April 2022, anyone employed in this role will need to provide evidence of vaccination, or that they come within a specified exemption as part of pre-employment checks.

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Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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