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Senior Hospice at Home Nurse – Overnight

Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Post date
23 May 2022
Closing date
6 June 2022
Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
Rennie Grove Band 6 (£33,033-£39,808 pa pro rata)
1-4 nights per week
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Do you have post-registration experience at Band 5 or above in palliative, cancer or community nursing care? Would you like the time and resources to take a more holistic approach to patient care?

As a Senior Hospice at Home Nurse with Rennie Grove Overnight team, you’ll develop the specialist knowledge and mentoring skills to support patients with life-limiting illness to stay at home. Your work isn’t task-orientated, but fully focused on the care and support each family needs for their loved one to spend their final days at home.

Visiting patients in their own homes, you’ll be providing specialist palliative care alongside emotional and psychological support for the whole family, building a rapport over weeks, months or even years so that symptoms are controlled, hospital admissions prevented and families able to spend quality time together, at home.

Acting as a patient advocate – ensuring continuity of care

Using your nursing experience, knowledge and mentoring skills – complemented by the education, support and mentoring we’ll provide you with – you’ll make sure all a patient’s care needs are addressed. You’ll work with multiple agencies, advising, explaining and acting as a patient advocate in conversations with GPs, paramedics and other healthcare providers. This multi-disciplinary collaboration, alongside excellent communications and teamwork within the charity, means your patients will have continuity of care and be able to focus on quality time with their family.

Specialist knowledge

If you’re looking to specialise, then palliative care in patients’ homes challenges you to be more flexible and responsive as a nurse, while considering the whole patient and their family’s needs too. GPs and paramedics often look to Rennie Grove nurses for advice on prescribing and treatment, so having extensive, up-to-date knowledge is crucial. With Rennie Grove you have the depth of knowledge, experience and support that gives you the confidence to push yourself to make a difference.

Responsive and anticipatory care

Specialising in palliative care, especially in a community setting, requires you to be confident in different styles of nursing. You’ll need to anticipate likely developments, listening carefully and trying to predict and pre-empt problems and prevent emergencies. But you’ll also need to act decisively in rapid response to a patient’s sudden deterioration. Although you’re always anticipating and planning for the next stage in a patient’s illness, you need the confidence to put that plan into practice at short notice. Rennie Grove’s induction, education and CPD programme can build on competencies and give you that confidence.

You’ll need to demonstrate abilities and experience as follows:

  • first level registered General Nurse
  • ith a module in palliative care or cancer care or a commitment to achieve this within one year of being appointed.
  • with a module in mentorship or staff and students or a commitment to achieve this within one year of being appointed.
  • continued personal and academic development
  • relevant post-registration experience at Band 5 or above in a palliative care, cancer care and/or within the community
  • proven experience of effective team working
  • excellent judgement and good decision-making skills
  • ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care and review related treatment plans
  • caring and empathetic approach
  • commitment to Rennie Grove mission and aims

We offer development, flexible working, opportunities to volunteer and 27 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata).

At Rennie Grove Hospice Care, we’re all about making every moment matter for our patients and families, and you can play your part in that. We provide care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness, and their families, visiting day and night. It’s important work and, to make it all happen, we need talented and passionate people.

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For an informal chat about this role contact Judith Moore, Head of Nursing & Patient Services, Herts on 07939 232724.

If successful, you’ll join us on the first working day of the month so we can best support you with our structured induction programme.

We encourage and strongly recommend our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Interviews: 13 June 2022

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