Access and Community Nurse Specialist


St Peter's Hospice
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£37,875 - £44,772 per annum FTE dependent on experience

Job Highlights
  • We have an exciting opportunity for Band 6 Palliative Nurse Specialists to join the Community Nursing Service and work across both the Access and Community Nurse Specialist Teams.
  • You will need clinical palliative care knowledge and experience, confident decision-making skills and a passion to continuously improve and develop.
  • For our nursing and clinical teams, we offer attractive terms and conditions similar to the NHS including: NHS equivalent salaries, Generous holiday entitlement and recognition for previous NHS service and many more.
Job Requirements/Description

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 6 Palliative Nurse Specialists to join the Community Nursing Service and work across both the Access and Community Nurse Specialist Teams.

We are a progressive, dynamic team at the forefront of delivering outstanding palliative care to people in the community. You will need clinical palliative care knowledge and experience, confident decision-making skills and a passion to continuously improve and develop. This role is primarily advisory, with minimal clinical input,

The Access Team manages the clinical Telephone Advice Line as well as triaging the majority of external referrals to the hospice and work 7.5 hr days over 7 days a week, covering 08:00 to 20:00.

The Community Nurse Specialist Team support a complex patient caseload of 400-450 patients and work 7.5 hr days Monday to Friday with a commitment to the weekend/ bank holiday rota.

We can offer either full or part time hours (37.5 or 30 hours per week)

Working as a Palliative Nurse Specialist within the Community Nursing Service requires a core skill set

  • Holistic assessment – face to face and by phone
  • Problem solving, decision making, symptom control and prescribing advice
  • Independent prescribing
  • Advance care planning and completion of Respect plus
  • Joint working / liaison referral / signposting with internal and external MDT
  • Initial bereavement support

You will be given excellent support to develop your nursing skills into a specialist role. There is opportunity for professional development and specialist training in palliative care, including Independent Prescribing.

The Benefits

For our nursing and clinical teams, we offer attractive terms and conditions similar to the NHS including:

  • NHS equivalent salaries
  • Generous holiday entitlement and recognition for previous NHS service (up to 33 days for 10 years’ service)
  • Continuance of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members
St Peter's Hospice
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£37,875 - £44,772 per annum FTE dependent on experience

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