Lead Nurse - Wandsworth End of Life Care Coordination Service (WEoLCCS)

Salary: AfC Band 6 (£38,768 - £46,124 pa)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Including weekends and public holidays

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our WEOLCCS team as a Lead Nurse. Would you enjoy a role working within a team that makes a real difference?

This role plays a vital part in the goal of the end of life care system in Wandsworth, supporting patients to achieve their preferred place of care and death, to avoid unplanned and inappropriate hospital admissions and to support rapid discharges from hospital.

The nature of the role will require you to use your initiative and will involve interactions with distressed and anxious patients, their carers and families.

If you are looking for a role that will provide you with job satisfaction, contributing to making a real difference in patients end of life journeys and the opportunity to be part of a great team with support this could be the right role for you.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Lead Nurse

  • To be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operational Leadership and management for a team of Royal Trinity Carers and Care Coordinators.
  • To act as an End-of-life Care champion, build and maintain professional relations (internally and externally) to promote service
  • To work closely with all service delivery teams, Continuing Health Care and care agencies to ensure care is planned to meet the unique and changing needs of patients, their families, and friends
  • To provide an expert clinical resource to the team, the organisation, and external stakeholders
  • To support the Head of service in developing and implementing strategic goals and direction

Skills and experience required

  • First Level General Registered Nurse
  • A good understanding of the needs of patients with life limiting illnesses and those close to them.
  • Experience within the health or social care sector
  • Understands the role of Trinity’s community palliative care service and the wider work of the hospice
  • Understands the challenges of working with people with life-limiting illnesses and those important to them
  • Understands the importance of and confident to participate in multidisciplinary team discussions
  • Understands the importance of recognising and responding to changes in patients’ condition
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Mentorship and teaching qualification and experience
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

 Benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 27 days holiday entitlement rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development training
  • Store discount
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer

How to apply

 If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

 For an informal chat or visit please contact Isatta Sisay, Joint Head of Community Services on 0207 787 1062.

Closing date: 29 January 2022                               

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All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.