Palliative Care Nursing Associate

Location: Woking, Surrey

Status: Permanent Full Time

Salary: £22,549 to £24,882 pa

Closing date: 15th August

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Woking & Sam Beare Hospice are pleased to announce the following position:

Palliative Care Nursing Associate

We are a patient-centred charity that delivers palliative and end of life care to thousands of people each year with advanced life-limiting illnesses who live in Northwest Surrey, also providing support to their careers and families inpatient homes, in care or nursing homes or through its In-Patient Unit in the Hospice, as well as through the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre.

You will, therefore, be joining a passionate and dedicated team of professionals that make a real difference to the families across Surrey community.

” A beautiful setting, warm friendly staff and colleagues, and the gratitude of the patient’s and their families fuel my energies to keep going with a challenging role. What we do is not easy but it’s very worthwhile”.

Clinical Colleague

A successful Palliative Care Nursing Associate will be:

  • To be able to support the RN in the delivery of an excellent standard of care to patients and their families as well as to plan and deliver care.
  • To provide direct care and support with all activities of daily living based on patient need.
  • To develop and evaluate patient care plans and undertake risk assessments as required.
  • To monitor the condition and health needs of patients on a continual basis in partnership with MDT, families, and carers, escalating any concerns to the RN.
  • To develop and maintain effective relationships with all members of the MDT to ensure collaborative working for the benefit of patient care.
  • To assist in the implementation of appropriate actions to meet the specific physical, emotional, and psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and carers.
  • To ensure that the privacy, dignity, and safety of patients is maintained at all times.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Foundation Level Degree: Nursing Associate Qualification
  • NMC Registered Nursing Associate
  • Completion of End Point Assessment for applicants who have undertaken an apprenticeship route.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Care Certificate
  • Level 3 Health related qualification
  • UK Registration
  • Applicants must have current UK professional registration.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous, but not limiting in this position.

Clinical Staff Benefits

We are passionate about our colleagues’ careers. Along with our commitment to provide every colleague with a personal development plan to achieve their vocational goals, we provide the following industry leading benefits:

Annual Leave: 27 days rising to 29 days after five years’ service, rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service. If 10 years NHS service 33 days are granted.

Flexible Working: We fully support flexible working opportunities including working part time depending on the role.

Free Parking: Free parking is available.

Discounted Complementary Therapies: Our Wellbeing Team offer discounted therapies to all members of staff including massages and reflexology and Staff Wellbeing Days.

Blue Light Discount Card: Staff can apply for a Blue Light card that offers discounts across 15,000 retailers.

On Site Café: Our Garden Café based at the Hospice in Goldsworth Park offers a range of hot and cold food options including sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Hot and cold drinks and snacks with a discount offered to all members of staff.