Qualified Nurse - Hospice at Home
The post holder will be required to visit patients in any of the boundaries that we operate in.
About the role
Salary: £20.41 per hour for weekday shifts + £22.21 per hour for weekend and bank holidays
Hours: 18 - 36 hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 31st December 2023
Role type: Permanent
- To Care for patients with palliative care needs as requested by St David's Nurses.
- To provide support and respite care for patients and their families in their own home.
Key Working Relationships:
- Clinical Nurse Specialists.
- District Nurses.
- To work in accordance with the policies and procedures of St. David’s Hospice Care and CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales).
- To maintain confidentiality at all times.
- To ensure patients’ comfort and dignity at all times.
- To work alongside patients and carers, whilst also recognising their need for privacy.
- To report any changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate St. David’s Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- To help with patient’s personal hygiene and toilet needs if appropriate.
- To maintain a safe environment for self, patients and carers at all times.
- To monitor symptoms and take appropriate action during shift.
- To administer necessary medication as prescribed.
- To be familiar with the Care Decisions Tool for the last days of life.
- To recognise and accept the limits of personal knowledge and responsibility.
- To be aware of one’s own responsibilities towards Health and Safety Regulations.
- To verbally report any accident or untoward incident as soon as possible followed by written details.
- To be aware of procedures in place to contact the St. David’s out-of-hours service, whenever advice is sought
- To observe a No Smoking policy whilst on duty.
- To observe a No Sleeping on duty policy.
- To recognise the need and be willing to undertake any training identified as necessary.
- To attend clinical supervision and hospice at home meetings.
- To log in and out of Guardian to confirm that you have reached the patient's house at the start and end of the shift.
- To contact the Hospice at Home Nurse in charge in the event of any problems occurring during the shift or the patient dies or condition causes concern.
- Ensure a verbal handover from clinical team prior to shift commencement.
- To be aware of the risk assessment for each patient and act accordingly.
- RGN 1
- NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) Registration
- Competent in managing syringe driver
- Experience in caring for patient/families needing palliative care.
- Community Experience
- Community Experience
- Certificate in Palliative Care/Be familiar with the Care Decisions Tool for the last days of life
Health and Safety
To ensure that the agreed procedures are carried out and be aware of the responsibilities placed on employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act. To maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.
If you are required to do so, process and/or use information held on a computer or word processor in a fair and lawful way. To hold data only for specific registered purposes and not to disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose. To disclose data to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.
It is the aim of St David's Hospice Care (SDHC) to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality or ethnic origins, or is placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. To this end, SDHC has an Equal Opportunities Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success.
No Smoking Policy
SDHC operates a No Smoking policy.
Conditions of Service:
In accordance with SDHC Employment Manual.
A Pension Scheme is offered on appointment. Staff may prefer to make their own arrangements.
All information concerning patients/clients and staff must be treated as strictly confidential at all times.
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