Registered Nurse – Hospice at Home
Full time/Part time/Twilight Shift/Night Shift/ Flexible Hours
South East and West Oxfordshire with a base at Nettlebed Hospice, Henley-on-Thames.
Are you a caring and passionate nursing professional looking for your next challenge? Could you thrive within the palliative care specialism delivering amazing levels of service as a Registered Nurse for Sue Ryder? If so, read on.
This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a new Hospice at Home service
Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and we care for people facing a life-changing or terminal diagnosis. We do whatever we can to act as a safety net or our patients and their loved ones during the most difficult time of their lives.
We’re now seeking a Registered Nurse to join us in and provide amazing services to patients in their own homes.
The South Oxfordshire community service provided by Sue Ryder offers community services, including Hospice at Home for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. Working with the Hospice at Home team is our Clinical Nurse Specialist team.
As a Registered Nurse, you will provide high quality nursing care to end of life patients in their own home, supervising and supporting Nurse Assistants.
On an ongoing basis, you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients and escalate complex issues to the Clinical Nurse Specialist or Medical Consultant for their advanced assessment or a case review.
Your role will also include:
- Leading a team of Senior Nursing Assistants in the provision of care.
- Providing high standards of holistic, individualised care and support to patients and families, through a process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Acting as a key worker in the community.
- Being responsive to patients needs and flexibly visit according to suggested triaged response time.
- Working shifts, triaging calls to the centre and visiting patients as necessary, often as a lone worker.
- Ensuring patient records are accurately written, in line with Hospice regulations.
- Working with the Clinical Nurse Manager to plan and implement change and development within the Hospice where this would increase effectiveness and efficiency of practice, deputising for them as required.
- Providing telephone support to patients, families and other professionals.
- Providing supervision to Nursing Assistants.
- Maintaining and promoting effective and efficient working and communication with other community professionals, hospital professionals, voluntary, private and statutory agencies and other hospices.
- Participating in the audit process and encourage colleagues to embrace the opportunities gained from audit.
- Assisting in the identification and meeting of educational needs of Assistant nurses.
- Ensuring end of life procedures are carried out sensitively and appropriately.
- Verifying death when it is appropriate to do so in line with hospice policy.
- Demonstrating effective communication with key workers.
- Participating in clinical supervision
- Liaising with professionals from other agencies for the benefit of the patient and their family.
- Communicating sensitively and effectively both verbally and in writing with patients, families and colleagues including volunteers.
To be considered as a Registered Nurse, you will need:
- Relevant post-registration training or be willing and able to gain this within 1 year
- To be an NMC Registered Nurse, preferably with experience in neurological or specialist palliative care
- The ability to demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development
- To have completed an NMC recognised accredited mentor training and the ability to mentor students and less experienced staff
Other organisations may call this role Staff Nurse, RGN, Registered General Nurse, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Nurse, or Senior Nurse.
- 30% increment for night work (shifts between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am)
- 45% enhanced pay for weekend working
- 60% enhanced pay for working public holidays
- Outstanding training
- Private pension scheme and employee assistance line
- Free eye tests, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and travel ticket loan
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Car sacrifice scheme
- £500 refer a nurse bonus scheme
- Carer’s leave policy and long service awards
- Corporate discount scheme with hundreds of retailers and services
- 25 days’ holiday rising with service (pro rata for part time) plus Bank Holidays
- Option to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday
In addition to a superb benefits package, you’ll have the chance to develop your skills and qualifications as part of our amazing team. We know the challenges facing palliative care staff and so we ensure that our teams are motivated not just by the job and the care, but by up-skilling, and specialisation opportunities that we provide. There are development opportunities to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist
We put personalisation at the heart of our care provision, our organisation, our people and in what we do. Every single member of our team is different, and we believe this variety is key to our success.
As such, we recognise our people as individuals, and we’re committed to making Sue Ryder a great place to work for each and every one of our employees.
We can offer flexible hours to suit individual. Shifts operate over seven days.
Many people believe that once you have a life-changing illness there’s little left. We don’t. If you agree, come and join the team
For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact Gurdeep Timana (firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07970 771294).