To work as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, providing and managing holistic care to people who have life limiting conditions and /or who are terminally ill and dying. Enhancing independence, quality of life and the support provision of a variety of therapies, offering practical and emotional support to all patients and their carers, whilst ensuring the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care is delivered, responding to changing circumstances and needs
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for assessing and managing the needs of patients/CYP: assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care, following clearly defined policies, protocols, procedures, or codes of conduct
- Ensure nursing care is delivered to the highest standard and reflects the needs of the patient/CYP
- Ensure that, as far as possible, family and / or carers are included in guiding the care provided and can deliver care where it is safe, and they wish to do so
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Liaise with other professionals working within primary and secondary care settings, regarding care when require
- Accountable for adhering to medicines management policy
- Always act as an advocate for the patients/CYP
- Provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate
- Assist medical staff in chaperoning patients, supporting discussions and management of their care
At Havens Hospices, we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens and Little Havens.
Working at Havens Hospices allows you to give the gift of time to patients and families, creating memories. Although you may not be giving direct care to our patients, your contribution will have an immediate effect on our care services.
In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package, and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.
At Havens Hospices we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our employees and patients and expect all colleagues to share this commitment.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
13 April 2023
Agenda for change
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Band 5 Nurse
Daws Heath Road
- Participate in the education of other professional and non-professional staff
- Be prepared to mentor students from educational establishments on clinical placements
- Work as part of a team supporting community hospice services
- To participate in the moving and handling of vulnerable patients, often involving specialist lifting and handling equipment
- Risk of exposure to bodily substances defined as hazardous.
- Rigorous adherence to organisational infection prevention policies and procedures including the use of personal protective equipment
- First level Degree or Diploma in Nursing
- Current registration with the NMC
- Experience of working with children or young people
- Palliative Care Experience
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).