Part-time (22.5 hours per week)
£24,000-33,000 (FTE dependent on experience) plus excellent staff benefits
Based in Poole with travel to satellites in Swanage, Wareham and Wimborne
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is an independent charity that offers holistic care to local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and support for their carers. We are now in an exciting new phase of development, taking our services nearer to people’s homes. We have moved our new base to the centre of Poole, and plan to run satellites in Swanage, Wimborne and Wareham very soon. We also offer a Family Support and Bereavement service, Lymphoedema clinics for cancer patients, Better Breathing clinics and plan to expand our services with a Clinical Complementary Therapy service.
Would you like to join us? This important position will assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic, individualised, high quality care to patients and carers who attend the day hospice facilities both face to face and virtually. The role will support and deputise for the team manager and senior staff nurse as part of our multi-disciplinary team. The role will support volunteers in clinical areas and help to develop and maintain links with the community to provide seamless care for our patients. It is also expected that this role will contribute to the further development of services from our hospice.
Reporting to the Clinical Team Manager, this role will deliver care appropriately, facilitating colleagues from other disciplines as necessary, while providing relevant, accurate and timely information to patients and their families. You will complete telephone consultation calls and virtual sessions, taking open access calls from patients and carers providing advice as appropriate. You will also be responsible for facilitating effective discharge planning, in conjunction with inter-professional teams and outside agencies. This position will be responsible for the safe handling and administration of medicines in the Day Hospice, following strict supervisory and data recording procedures and liaising with GPs and consultants as appropriate. You will be responsible for ensuring adequate and accurate maintenance of patient documentation and records in accordance with NMC guidelines and charity policy.
We are looking for someone with a first level RN qualification and at least one year’s experience, ideally with some experience in oncology or palliative care. You will already have experience of terminally ill and dying patients and caring and communicating with their families with a basic knowledge of palliative care and symptom control. You will have an awareness of the Gold Standards Framework and Mental Capacity Act and the NMC revalidation process.
Your clinical governance awareness and passion for quality care will be high and your interpersonal and communication skills outstanding with well-developed assessment and decision-making skills. You will be IT confident and have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams. This role requires you to travel to our satellite provisions across the county and undertake some home visits. We very much look forward to hearing from you and to the possibility of you joining our well-respected team.