We have a vacancy for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Community Team, providing and coordinating 24/7 care for those living with life limiting illness.
Advise patients in relation to their illness and their families and carers on their specific needs and to enable expression of preferences and wishes in relation to their care.
Provide, implement and evaluate individualised end of life care, recording in the care plan and actively participate in multi professional meetings, acting as patient advocate and representing nursing aspects of care.
To triage referrals and urgent calls during working hours, providing a rapid response assessment where required or signposting to the Hospice at Home Department.
Assess and manage symptom control with support from the Multi-Disciplinary Team, pre-empting preventable, physical symptoms and reducing psychological distress.
You will be required to participate in the Community Team weekend on call rota.
To apply you will need to be a Level One registered nurse with a minimum of three years post registration experience, preferably with experience in the community. Palliative care/oncology experience and experience of working with imminently dying patients is essential. You should be able to work autonomously and manage a small caseload as a lone worker. You will also need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to build effective working relationships. Car driver essential and access to your own vehicle. Please note that the position may be based in Welwyn Garden City or Standon, some flexibility required.
We offer 27 days holiday (increasing with service), pension and life assurance scheme, cycle to work scheme and an Employee Assistance Programme. We honour NHS pension and long service leave for existing members.
For further information regarding the role, please view the attached job description. To apply please download the application form, DBS and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to Jane Slater, HR Advisor, 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JR or email Jane Slater or by phone on 01707 382584.
Closing Date for Applications 1st November 2016