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Palliative Care Lead (Development Post )

Job Reference: 301-VA-22-148284

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Palliative Care Coordination Centre
Norton Canes
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Palliative Care Lead (development)

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and highly motivated individuals to become part of the Palliative and End of Life Team supporting patients and staff across Staffordshire.

We are expanding and developing the team and this is an ideal time to be part of and influence the development of palliative care within Staffordshire, working in close collaboration with our system partners.

This development role will support and encourage teams to provide high quality seamless palliative and end of life care, working flexibly across professional and organisational boundaries. The post holder will be an integral member of the Palliative and End of Life Care Team of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) and will support in the development of palliative and end of life care initiatives participating in service redesign, supporting team development at all levels and development of systems to measure improvements in service delivery.

As a member of the Palliative and End of Life Care Team the post holder will work under the direct or indirect supervision of the Palliative Care Leads and be accountable to the Nurse Consultants.

The emphasis is on empowerment, education and support. No caseload is held but clinical intervention will be given in support of colleagues to ensure patient’s needs are met and the professionals involved are prepared for the next time these skills are required. Clinical input is expected into all Trust inpatient facilities and a supportive role for Care Homes and Primary Care Networks will be expected.

A strong working relationship with the Nurse Consultants and Palliative Care Coordination Centre is a core requirement.

This is a Band 6 development role and is designed to equip the post holder with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience so that they can become future leaders in palliative care and be fully prepared to apply for a Palliative Care Lead post as these posts become available. A structured development programme will be agreed through the MPFT clinical supervision and appraisal process to enable this.

You must be a first level registered nurse with post registration experience of palliative/end of life care and have evidence of relevant continuous professional development. Health Assessment and Non-medical prescribing qualifications would be desirable.

The services operates 7 days a week with core contracted hours of operation between 9am and 6pm. An on-call rota is in operation for the hours 6-8pm

The job will be based mainly at Norton Canes Health Centre. The Team is based at Bradwell Hospital and Norton Canes Health Centre and there will be the expectation that the post holder will send some time at both locations.

For further information please contact the Palliative Care Coordination Centre on 03001230989 and speak to either of the Nurse Consultant Paul Garner or Naomi Atkin Senior Palliative care Lead – This is highly recommended

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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