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Staff Nurse - Care Home Support Team Full Time

at ellenor in Kent (Published at 13-02-2018)


The face of Hospice care is changing

Do you have a background in palliative care especially Long term Conditions including Heart Failure, COPD, Dementia? Are you passionate about ensuring patients and their families receive the best possible care both for symptom control and psychological support? Do you want to support patients to die in their place of choice?

We currently have the following opportunities within the Care Home Support Team.

1 WTE Staff Nurse – developmental posts for nurses interested in developing skills in palliative care following a competency based development programme Salary £23,304 to £27,015 pa. Full and part time hours available.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and understand the needs of those receiving palliative end of life care, with a working knowledge of evidence based practice, excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with other health care professionals. You will work as part of our team providing palliative care and crisis support to patients and families in the community.

ellenor is a charity which has been offering the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent for over 30 years. On average 89% of those under our care are able to die surrounded by their loved ones in a place of their choosing. We are the provider of all-encompassing hospice care for both adults and children living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, West Kent and Bexley. Our services include adult In-patient and Day Therapy at the Hospice in Northfleet, and 24 hour Hospice at Home for all ages.

Our strategic aims recognise our role in leading the development of services to the wider community at the end of life, and we see an increasing role in education and training and as a coordinator for providing the best possible palliative care to more people and families. As a result we are expanding our services and teams and are looking for the right people to join us.

Posts will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance. Support with professional development will be provided. An employer contributory pension scheme is available, and NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer in their pension.

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