To deliver an excellent standard of evidence based specialist palliative nursing care and clinical advice.
To promote dignity, encompassing a person centred approach, to positively enhance the lives of patients in the community with complex life limiting illnesses.
· Provide advanced specialist palliative care by contributing highly experienced clinical judgement and knowledge in complex palliative and end of life care in order to promote best practice for adults with life limiting illnesses.
· Demonstrate advanced communication skills and professionalism in all interactions with patients and those close to them, carers and other professionals in order to promote and maintain Hospiscare values.
· Contribute to the daily clinical leadership of junior staff within the community team to ensure team effectiveness, cover and cohesion.
· Deliver education and learning, both internally and externally, for all those involved in palliative/end of life care, to ensure evidence based practice.
· Attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary, complex care and Gold Standards Framework (GSF) or End of Life meetings to promote best practice.
· Contribute to Hospiscare’s clinical governance and audit process in order to support continuing quality improvement and learning.
· Assess and identify complex bereavement and effectively communicate with the Supportive Care team to enable a seamless handover into Hospiscare’s Bereavement Care Services.
Registered Nurse with current Nursing and Midwifery Council registration
Diploma in Palliative Care or diploma level qualification in associated field.
Evidence of ongoing professional development.
Substantial experience of working within a palliative care/end of life environment
Significant experience of effective clinical governance, audit and standard setting
Detailed understanding of the complexities of working with individuals at times of distress and conflict
Understanding of key issues relating to End of Life Care including policy developments
Detailed understanding of theoretical nursing models and of their impact on delivery of care
Developed ability to act as an expert practitioner
Developed ability to manage a caseload effectively, including discharge planning
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
Developed ability to demonstrate knowledge and expertise through formal/informal teaching and educational programmes
Developed ability to manage challenging circumstances effectively, to understand and disseminate multifaceted information
Developed IT skills
Ability to lead and work as part of a team, prioritise workload and manage time effectively
Ability to work autonomously, problem solve and act on own initiative
Flexible and adaptable with the ability to respond positively in a rapidly changing environment
Commitment to continuing professional development
Awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all aspects of work
Able and willing to contribute to the 7 days/week specialist palliative care service
Able to travel and work throughout the area covered by Hospiscare
Able to fulfil physical and manual handling aspects of the role