Staff Nurse - Community Services

Salary: AfC Band 5 - banding points 16-23 (£29,888 - £36,738pa)

Hours: 37.5 hours 

We have an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our friendly, supportive and dynamic community service. It is an exciting time at Trinity as we continue to review and adapt our service to meet the needs of our local population ensuring we deliver the most responsive, high quality, effective and efficient service to everyone who needs our care.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual to take up the post of Staff Nurse working in the community. This post is suited to a nurse with some experience of community nursing and caring for patients with life-limiting illness approaching end of life.

You will be a key member of the specialist palliative care MDT working across Royal Trinity Hospice’s community catchment area supporting health and social care teams in the delivery of palliative and end of life care wherever the patient calls home.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Staff Nurse - Community Services:

  • To provide responsive and timely holistic palliative care, for patients with an advanced, progressive, life-limiting condition when symptoms cannot be managed by their usual care team
  • Carry out holistic assessments of palliative care needs for patients and their families using agreed clinical outcome measures, identifying symptoms, and contributing to developing a management plan as part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Support the patients’ friends, family, carers and other professionals involved in their care at all stages of the illness including bereavement.
  • Work closely with the Royal Trinity Carers (RTC), Continuing Health Care and the Care Agencies to ensure care is planned to meet the unique and changing needs of the patients, their families, and friends.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships both internal and external and to promote Trinity’s services

Skills and experience required

  • Registered Nurse with additional training or experience in palliative/end of life care or related subject.
  • Impeccable assessment skills.
  • good communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude to working.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • The successful candidate must be able to travel with ease across our catchment area (a current UK driving licence is desirable).

Benefits include:

  • Competitive rates of pay (Agenda for Change)
  • 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

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. 

How to apply

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

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Isatta Sisay, Head of Community Services South on 0207 787 1000.

Closing Date:  ongoing recruitment for this role

Interview date:  within 2 weeks of application being shortlisted

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