Paediatric Nurse - Winchester

12 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary up to £29k + benefits

Our client provides expert hospice care to more than 440 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

This is a very different kind of nursing role than you'll find in the NHS. It's about caring for children and young adults with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, whether they are here for a relaxing short break, emergency care or for end of life. It's a hugely rewarding and diverse role. You simply don't know what each day will bring. That's why a genuinely flexible approach is so important, as well as a combination of excellent clinical skills and a sensitive and compassionate nature.

Key Responsibilities

• To provide a high standard of care for sick children and young adults and members of their families.

• To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Care Team providing care, advice and support in line with professional accountability

• To provide supervision and support to other members of the Care Team, valuing the skills and qualities of all Team members, sharing expertise and learning new skills freely and willingly.

• To be aware of the safety needs of children, young adults and families and other staff and to comply with:
- The Children Act 2004
- DoH - No Secrets - Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- NMC codes and guidelines

Key Tasks

• Work flexibly alongside families in the direct care of their children; whilst maintaining 'best practice', allowing the family to choose the level of involvement with the Care Team.

• Work flexibly with young people to provide care and support in line with their preferences and wishes

• Maintain an up to date knowledge and awareness of issues around the safeguarding of children and young adults, ensuring that appropriate steps are facilitated through effective communication across multidisciplinary agencies.

• Maintain agreed governance processes through incident reporting and risk assessment.

• Undertake the role of Shift Co-ordinator and, working with other Team members, organise the care and activities for a shift. Communicate with staff from other departments as needed.

• Participate equally with other Care Team members in general household duties as required to facilitate the smooth running of Naomi House and jacksplace.

• Attend staff meetings and team briefings and participate in other meetings as appropriate.

• Liaise with outside agencies involved in the care and support of the children and young people and their families.

• Participate in the orientation of new staff and students; act as mentor if requested.

• Participate in staff support sessions provided by the Trust.

• Maintain accurate records of all types, whether written or electronic and maintain confidentiality at all times.

• Be responsible for personal professional development, maintaining awareness of current developments in palliative care for children, young people and families.

• With the support of Practice Educators undertake and maintain skills identified in the Competency Framework.

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