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Posted: Thursday, June 6th 2019

Band 5 Nurse

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Job Title Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5 equivalent (Salary will depend on experience, minimum salary of £24,200) Location: Community-Based across NA catchment area, to include work with hospices and hospitals Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time) Type of contract: Permanent Closing date: Friday 21 June 2019 Interview date: Monday 01 July2019 Are you looking for a role where you can develop professionally and personally, all whilst working towards something hugely positive and impactful? Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is an award-winning, growing charity and our people matter enormously. Our Fundraising Team and the wider charity is made up of passionate, motivated and supportive individuals who all champion the cause and each other. Our expanded care provision will ensure that we are able to offer a complete hospice service for the 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our catchment area. Currently our office is conveniently located off Barnet High Street, a few minutes’ walk from High Barnet station on the Northern Line. Our move to The Ark later this year will take us to a beautiful nearby 7.5-acre nature reserve in Barnet. The Role A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Care Team as a Band 5 Registered Nurse. If you are a band 5 nurse looking for a new challenge and are interested in children’s palliative care, this is a great opportunity for you. Within this rotation programme you may have the opportunity to work within children’s acute care, intensive care, community and hospice environments. This will allow you to experience providing children’s palliative care in a range of settings, increasing your knowledge and skills, and offers an excellent professional development opportunity. Based initially at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and then spending up to 6 months in each acute care environment, you can expect to be well supported throughout by the friendly Noah’s Ark care team, as well as by the rotation programme project manager. The tailored supervision and competence package will support you to flourish as you progress your nursing career. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their skills and gain knowledge and experience in this specialist field. Job Description Registered Nurse Band 5 Rotation Post JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse Band 5 Rotation Post DEPARTMENT: Care Team LOCATION: Community-Based across NA catchment area, to include work with hospices and hospitals RESPONSIBLE TO: Care Team Manager HOURS: Average 37.5 per week: flexible working CONTRACT: Permanent JOB DESCRIPTION Main Purpose You will work in collaboration with other services to provide holistic and clinical care and support to children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families across a range of settings including community and residential hospice. Principal Tasks & Responsibilities •To ensure that holistic and clinical care is child, young person and family centred, needs led, evidence-based and meets all statutory requirements. •To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans to meet the diverse and individual needs of children, young people and families, reporting these back to the wider care team, referral panel and pathway meetings as appropriate. •To undertake end of life care and symptom management assessment and planning, in collaboration with other services. •To contribute to the management of a caseload of children and young people as directed by the Head of Specialist Care and Nursing. This includes managing referrals, ongoing and annual assessment, care delivery and transition. •To ensure that all risks associated with care delivery relevant to the care setting are assessed and managed effectively and that all incidents, accidents, safeguarding concerns and complaints are reported promptly following policy and procedure. •To deliver clinical and holistic care as required. •To lead service delivery as required. •To participate in the on-going development of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice care and family support services. •To participate in and lead quality assurance and practice development activities e.g. audit, benchmarking, service review, clinical supervision to ensure that the highest standards of care are maintained. •To work proficiently and effectively within the relevant legal, ethical and professional frameworks applicable to children and young people’s palliative care practice in the community and in the hospice at all times, including the NMC Code of Professional Conduct. •To share professional expertise with colleagues, providing support and training where appropriate. •To be responsible for maintaining and updating own professional practice by actively participating in clinical supervision, appraisal and professional development, participating fully and willingly in opportunities for learning, training and development. •To act as a mentor, with recognised qualification and updates, to care team members and students, participating in the education and development of Specialist Carers, Nurses, colleagues and students. •To participate in clinical supervision and provide supervision to volunteers, students, Specialist Carers and wider members of the care team. •To assess competence of Specialist Carers. •To participate in an on-call rota within the care team. •To be willing to pursue further education as required. •To remain flexible to meet the needs of the service. •To act as an ambassador for the charity and to maintain positive and effective communication with other services involved with children, young people and families referred to Noah’sArk Children’s Hospice. To attend planning, review and debrief meetings as appropriate. •To undertake any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and equivalent grading, as requested by your line manager or his/her higher level of authority.

Job type: Full Time

Location: None

Closing date: June 21, 2019

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