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Registered Nurse – Respiratory Services

Hours: 37.5 hours (part-time hours considered Mon-Fri)
Salary: £31,360 - £35,790 p.a depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
Closing date: Friday 30 July

Interview Date: 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.

About the role:

Currently we are seeking a highly motivated Registered Nurse with specialist respiratory knowledge and skills to join our team. Experience in community/palliative care would be advantageous but we are happy to provide training and support for the right candidate. Our aim is to deliver enhanced supportive palliative care to people with advanced progressive respiratory disease with a focus on non-cancer patients.

This is an exciting time to join us at St Barnabas Hospice as we grow our community services to support more people at end of life. The specialist palliative respiratory service provides direct planned and responsive care, supporting other professionals through our expertise and experience. The service works 5 days a week currently with additional support from the wider specialist palliative multidisciplinary team.

Above everything else, our service is patient centred.

This role involves:
  • The ability to work independently knowing when to seek advice
  • Undertaking holistic assessment
  • Providing specialist advice and Managing symptoms with senior support
  • Supporting those who are anxious or distressed
  • liaising with appropriate general or specialist services,
  • avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, through direct or indirect clinical care interventions
  • Being responsive, inclusive and flexible
  • Working proactively with patients/carers/families, including leading some educational initiatives
  • Enable the patient to achieve their preferred place of care and death
  • Discussing and agreeing advanced care plans (ReSPECT) with patients and families
  • A full driving licence and access to a car for work purposes

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ellie Hayter 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.