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Nurse Specialist – End Stage Heart Failure

Hours: 37.5 hr pw – Part-time, Monday–Friday also considered
Salary: £37,590 - £47,720 p.a F.T.E depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
Closing date: Friday 30 July

Interview: w/c 9th August 2021

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including in-patient care and community living well services.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated nurse with cardiology knowledge, skills and experience in palliative care or providing care at end of life for people with end stage heart failure to join our team. Our aim is to deliver enhanced supportive and specialist palliative care to end stage heart failure patients and their families within the hospice and community settings.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible proactive attitude and innovative approach to care delivery. They will work alongside our Palliative Care Consultants, existing Clinical Nurse Specialists and the wider multidisciplinary team, to deliver a high-quality patient-centred service. They will be expected to have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and able to manage patients with advanced progressive disease.

This is an exciting time to join us at St Barnabas Hospice as we grow our community specialist palliative care team to support more people at end of life across 7 days a week.

This role involves:

  • The ability to work independently knowing when to refer on or seek advice
  • Undertaking holistic assessment
  • Introducing and finalising advanced care plans (ReSPECT) with patients and families
  • Providing specialist advice and managing symptoms
  • Supporting those who are anxious or distressed
  • Liaising with appropriate general or specialist services,
  • Developing and providing proactive educational programmes for patients and carers
  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions,
  • Providing a rapid response visit
  • Enabling the patient to achieve their preferred place of care and death
  • A full driving licence and access to a car for work purposes
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ellie Hayter, Head of Community Services on 07825 696767

If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please complete an application form and return it to hr@stbh.org.uk as soon as possible/by the closing date provided.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.