Palliative Care Nurse - Woolwich

Woolwich Common
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Competitive salary and benefits

Our client supports children and their families from East London and into Essex to lead as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting illness. They are leading the thinking when it comes to the future of children's hospice care provision. They continue looking at new ways of working, increasing the number of partnerships with other organisations, providing far more support in the children's own homes and introducing new technologies.

They are looking for motivated experienced and junior children's nurses (RNC/RNLD/RGN) to provide a high quality service to children and young adults with palliative and complex care needs. The post holders will put children, young people and families first in everything they do, helping contribute towards creating a safe and positive environment. As part of their drive to achieve excellence through continual learning and integrity, you will benefit from extensive training and development opportunities within a supportive and rewarding environment. This is a unique opportunity to work as part of a care team providing a range of personalised holistic services. An opportunity is also available for a newly qualified Nurse with an interest in developing their career in this field.

As well as a competitive salary successful candidates will benefit from a peaceful environment that's easily accessible with free parking onsite, plus a range of other benefits including a generous holiday and relocation allowance (where applicable), flexible working, pension scheme etc.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Clinical Care

• Provide the highest standard of nursing care to children, young people

and their families

• Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care

• Ensure care provided is in accordance with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards

• Act as an advocate for the child and always safeguard their best interests

• Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based, nursing care

Ensure that clinical practice is based on peer review and best practice

• Promote health and comfort and maintain privacy and dignity to promote quality of life

• To be responsible for the safe storage, transcribing and administration of medicines following the Medicine Management Policies and Standard Operating Procedures at Richard House

• You have a responsibility to ensure that you have an awareness of and adhere to Richard House Infection Control procedures to ensure that infection risk is minimised for both clients and staff

• Have the ability to utilise techniques to promote children's care throughout the patient journey

• Ensure that children's nutritional needs are met

• To develop play and recreational activities with the assistance of the Care and Care Support teams and provide appropriate stimulation for the children

• Co-operate in preventing and controlling healthcare related infection, including carrying out housekeeping tasks as required

• To liaise with other care staff and ensure that the shift lead is kept informed to enable passing on of information at changes of shift.

• To be available to provide telephone advice to families and act as a resource to other professionals.

• To participate in discharge planning and in liaison with other professionals involved in the care of the child.

2. Communication

• Maintain confidentiality, in accordance with data protection and Caldicott

• Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to

service users, care staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team,
overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during
distressing or emotional events

• Ability to communicate relevant information in a timely and appropriate fashion

Ensure that all documentation is completed contemporaneously, and is in line
with Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) and Richard House guidelines

• Record and report any compliments or complaints

3. Professional

• Take responsibility for your continuing professional development and keeping mandatory training up to date according to Richard House Policy

• Recognise own strengths and limitations and seek advice where necessary

• Be accountable for all your own nursing actions and of those that you delegate

responsibility to in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct

• Support members of the Care team, ensuring service users receive

appropriate nursing care

• Ensure that professional boundaries are maintained

• Always act in a manner which promotes health, safety and welfare of others

• Work collaboratively with the care team in assessment, planning,

implementation and evaluation of nursing care
4. Management

• Effective management of time

• Undertake clinical risk assessment as required within working practice

• Report incidents and assist in the investigations of these; ensuring learning

from outcomes is disseminated throughout the nursing team

• Participate in/lead on effective teamwork

• Identify and act in the child's best interest at all times, using effective decision making

• Identify an area of interest to lead on and develop services

• Participate in staff appraisal, staff development and in service training

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