Clinical Nurse Specialist - Newport

Newport (Casnewydd)
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client are a charity with an excellent reputation within the community we serve. An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join their team. The candidate will be an experienced individual with the energy, enthusiasm and ability to contribute to their multi professional Clinical Services Team.

Key Areas of Responsibility:


•In collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, assess the needs of patients, families and other carers and provide specific advice or support as appropriate.

•Advise and support the multi-disciplinary team to provide high quality care. This might include advice on pain and symptom control; care planning, social and psychological care, communication and resources.

•Collaborate with other health care professionals and relevant agencies to promote planned co-ordinated care.

•Maintain adequate records of all patients and ensure all relevant information is documented in the patients' medical/nursing notes.

•Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions and treatment protocols.

•Facilitate the provision of bereavement support to families and other carers.

•To participate in the provision of information to patients and their carers regarding their illness, treatment and services available.

•To work with the primary health care team in developing the use of the 'All Wales Care Pathway for the Last Days of Life'.

•To take part in an out-of-hours advice line rota.


•Effectively utilise the resources required to meet service objectives.

•Participate in personal and organisational objective setting.

•Submit statistics and activity data as required.

•Assist in the development of policies, procedures and clinical protocols related to palliative care.

•Develop standards of practice against which quality of care may be measured.

•Contribute to clinical audit as required.

•To assume specific responsibilities in the absence of the Line Manager.


•Identify the specific education needs of individual patients and carers and facilitate meeting those needs.

•Assist in the training and education of the multi-disciplinary team under the direction of the Education Department.

•Prepare and provide learning materials for those within the clinical areas, in collaboration with the Education Department.

•Act as a role model and mentor to staff. Provide informal education and support to staff in their provision of palliative care.

Audit and research

•In consultation with the Director of Nursing, and collaboration with other Specialist Nurses, identify and encourage research based practice in relation to palliative care in the community.

•In conjunction with the Director of Nursing, participate in multi-disciplinary audit.

•Participate in nursing and collaborative research in palliative care.

•Participate in the clinical governance strategy of SDHC.

Personal and Professional Development

•Keep up-to-date with relevant nursing issues.

•Read relevant journals, articles and papers available.

•Ensure personal development in accordance with the NMC's PREP requirements.

•Participate in clinical supervision as per Hospice policy.

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