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Community Palliative Care Staff Nurse

7 day service, 8am – 8pm

Salary: Hospice pay point 15 - £32,000 37.5 hours per week

We want to provide outstanding care and support to everyone in North Devon who is impacted by a life limiting illness and together we can make this happen.  Everyone is a story and the ending matters.  We are proud to support and care for patients and their families at their most vulnerable time.  We want to make it possible for more people, who wish to stay at home, to be cared for in familiar surrounds and with friends and family around them.

Our Community Service includes Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses and Multi Skilled Healthcare Assistants working together to deliver expert end of life and specialist palliative care to patients and families in their own home.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, forward thinking registered nurse to join our community service as a Community Palliative Care Staff Nurse. Working alongside the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Multi Skilled Healthcare Assistants (MSHCA), you will take responsibility for a caseload of patients who require follow-up care and rapid interventions at home. You will also have oversight of planned packages of care delivered by our team of MSHCA, supporting them to safely deliver personal care at home throughout our 7 day service.  Your clinical knowledge and assessment skills will be used to support patients who call for urgent assistance.  You will work across the full week and week-ends be responsible for supporting the MSHCAs.  

Experience of working in the community and / or end of life care in any setting would be advantageous but we will support you to develop your skills and knowledge in this area. You will need to be able to work within a busy and close knit team whilst also demonstrating a degree of autonomy in your practice. You will be committed to person centred care and evidence based practice.

We support continued professional development within the team and you will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to learn and develop. We will provide a tailored induction and training programme to support your needs and integration into our service. You must be able to travel across our geography and be able to deliver bedside care.

The benefits of working for North Devon Hospice include:

  • An excellent working environment & beautiful outside areas
  • Free on-site parking
  • Personal pension scheme (continuation of NHS pension also possible)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Hospice Health cash Plan

This post is subject to an Enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.  If you are interested in working in this very rewarding area of healthcare we would love to hear from you. Informal discussion welcomed, please contact Lin Walkey, Community Palliative Care Team Lead, on 01271 344 248.

Closing date for completed applications is 11th August 2022
Interviews will be held on 26th August 2022

Please submit your application at the earliest convenience.

It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals.  We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.

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