Staff Nurse, Forget Me Not, Huddersfield

Post date
1 December 2017
Closing date
31 December 2017
Contact email

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their entire families. We help hundreds of wonderful children, and their equally wonderful families, through our Hospice at Home service and at our fantastic hospice building at Russell House in Huddersfield.

Role Summary

To provide holistic care and support to children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families. The post holder will be required to provide care across a range of settings in the community and at the hospice. The job includes regular evening, weekend and overnight working.

The post holder will work in collaboration with other services providing care and support for the child and family.

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that holistic care is family centred, needs led, evidence based and meets all statutory requirements.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans to meet the diverse and individual needs of children and families, reporting these back to the Care Coordinator, and Referral Panel as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the care management of families as directed by the Care Coordinators, Care Team Leader and Clinical Services Manager. This includes managing referrals, ongoing and annual reviews and transition plans.
  • To lead shifts as required.
  • To ensure that all risks associated with care delivery relevant to the care setting are managed effectively and that all incidents are reported promptly following the policy and procedure.
  • To participate in the on-going development of our palliative care services.
  • To participate in quality assurance and practice development activities, including audit, benchmarking, service review and reflective practice to ensure that the highest standards of care are maintained.
  • To work proficiently and effectively within the relevant legal, ethical and professional frameworks applicable to children’s palliative care practice in the community and in the hospice at all times, including the NMC Code.
  • To share professional expertise with Care Team colleagues, providing support and training where appropriate.
  • To be responsible for maintaining and updating your own professional practice by actively participating in reflective practice, action learning, appraisal, management and practice supervision and to be a full and willing participant in opportunities for learning
  • To act as a mentor, with recognised qualification, to Care Team Members and students and participate in the education and development of colleagues.
  • To undertake practice supervision
  • To act as an ambassador for the organisation and to maintain positive and effective communication with other agencies involved with families receiving our care services. To attend discharge planning, review and debrief meetings as appropriate.
  • To participate as a team member in other activities which complete the care cycle, i.e. laundry, meals, ad hoc light domestic duties and outings with the young person and their family.
  • To undertake any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and it’s grading, as requested by your line manager or their higher level of authority.