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Community Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles
Job Reference: 887-EXT-3862HB
Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon
£32,000 - £36,000 dependent on experience
Are you an experienced registered nurse who would like to be part of a friendly, energetic and growing team? Would you like flexible and rewarding shifts with recognised local charity? If so, this is an amazing opportunity to develop your knowledge in palliative care and make a difference to our local community.
Prospect Hospice is an ambitious and caring organisation. We are passionate about providing excellent, personalised and compassionate care; and are looking to recruit motivated nurses who share these values. It's an exciting time to join us as we are undergoing a significant period of change and are looking for nurses committed to the highest standards of patient care who can help us make a real difference to patients and to service improvements as we continue to evolve and grow.
A little bit about us
We are an independent hospice supporting a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and North Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire. It is the only dedicated provider of specialist end of life care services within the area. The Hospice's multi-professionals teams support people in the community, in care homes, at the Great Western Hospital and at the Hospice in Wroughton. Care is also extended to the families and friends of patients.
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours over 7 days).
What is the role?
The Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is responsible for effectively managing and coordinating a caseload of patients and families living with specialist palliative care needs. You will ensure a flexible, responsive and needs led approach to care out in the community and make clinical decisions including assessing the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families living within their home including care homes using patient centred principles.
You will also promote and develop the specialist advisory service and supportive role of the CNS and Palliative Care team and be responsible for influencing the provision of high quality specialist nursing care and participate in formal education and teaching programmes.
* Registered Nurse
* Minimum of five years post registration experience
* Advanced communication skills
* Understanding and experience of multi-disciplinary team working
* Experience of using reflective processes as a framework to improve practice
* Experience and knowledge of palliative care
* First level degree, or willingness to undertake in palliative care or a related area
* Knowledge of current National Palliative Care guidance and initiatives
* Full UK driving licence holder and access to a car for work
It would also be great if you have:
* Advanced clinical decision making skills
* Informal and formal teaching experience
* Resilience and effective strategies and approaches to coping with the emotional demands of the role
What's in it for me?
We are changing and growing. It's an exciting time to join an independent local charity where everyone's ideas are encouraged and staff participation is really important to us.
We'll also provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, other benefits include:
* 27 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata for part-time)
* Contributory pension scheme (NHS transferrable)
* Occupational health and Employee Assistance Programme
* Family-friendly policies and practice
* Supportive induction, and training and development
* Free parking
For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Helen Mansell- Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader on [Click here to apply]
Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional NMC registration
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.
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