Sister Charge Nurse - Hospice - Hatfield

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Position – Sister Charge Nurse – Hatfield
Area – Palliative Care
Contract: Permanent 30 - 37.5 Hours - Per Week – Monday to Friday
Salary: £32,000 to £35,000 per annum (Pro Rata & Depending on Experience)
Benefits – 27 days annual leave, will honour long service leave, NHS Pension Scheme

A full job description available on request.

I have an exciting opportunity for a Sister/Charge Nurse to join an In Patient Unit within a Hospice environment. This is a friendly lovely site and everyone works as part of a team.

You will work closely with the Team Leader – In Patient Unit to provide strong clinical leadership for the nursing team; working as part of the clinical team in the ward area.   To take responsibility for shifts ensuring safe and effective clinical care.

My client is a registered charity which provides free palliative care and support for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such as MND, end stage renal conditions, end stage heart conditions, respiratory conditions or other neurological conditions.

Main Accountabilities
Patient Safety & Experience 
Ensure provision of the highest standards of holistic patient assessment and care planning
Promote evidence based practice; utilising up to date evidence and national guidance such as NICE
Protect the wellbeing of adults at risk; promote the use of mental capacity assessments and best interest decision making
Be a fully interactive member of the multi-disciplinary team
Provide care, information, advice and support to patients, families and carers including providing support via the advice line
Participate in clinical audits and implement improvements which
impact on patient care and the wellbeing of staff

Education and training
Contribute to the ongoing development of staff on the inpatient unit to continuously improve the clinical skills of staff working with patients
Be a mentor for pre-registration students, including becoming a sign off mentor
Participate in continuous professional development and fulfil training requirements, as laid down by the NMC
Participate regularly in staff support/clinical supervision and attend staff meetings
Take part in internal and external education, induction programmes and represent Isabel Hospice externally, as appropriate
Attend mandatory training to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Leadership and development 
Supervise and manage the work of qualified and unqualified staff; lead the shift, giving clear direction, guidance and support to staff as part of the numbers on the ward.
Deputise for the Team Leader to conduct Individual Performance Reviews with the staff line managed by this role; ensure SMART objectives for the following year
In conjunction with the Team Leader, support the reduction in staff absence levels; conduct return to work interviews 

Understand the role of volunteers and provide support for them whilst working alongside them in the provision of care for patients and relatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
First Level Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
Previous experience of working in an oncology/palliative care setting
Understanding of the End of Life Care Quality Standards
Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and policies around protecting adults at risk
Previous experience of undertaking clinical audits and re-audits
Specialist palliative care qualification
Previous experience of training and developing staff
Mentorship/preceptorship qualification or education/teaching qualification such as Level 3 award or higher in Education and Training or willingness to undertake
Previous team management experience 

Benefits include –
Pension schemes - NHS, Stakeholder and private 
Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare Vouchers to support working parents
Comprehensive Training
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working
Free car parking
Generous holiday entitlement
Group Life Assurance Scheme

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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