London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.
Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:
We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.
Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.
These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.
Meadow House provides a specialist palliative care service for the residents of the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow. The Specialist Palliative Service comprises of a 15 bedded in-patient unit, a day hospice and a large community team.
We require an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist with proven expertise in palliative care to join the Ealing and Hounslow Specialist Care Service based at Meadow House Hospice in Ealing, West London.
The successful candidate will join our community multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical support, advice and expertise to patients, family members, significant others and healthcare staff, in community settings. Patients will present with complex and specialist needs as they will be in an advanced progressive stage of their disease, and the focus of their care will have changed from curative to palliative.
The successful candidate will have:
•Experience in oncology, palliative care and/or end of life care – cancer and non-cancer conditions, •Advanced communication/interpersonal skills •Ability to effectively manage and organise own caseload •Ability to work well within a specialist multi-disciplinary team and as an autonomous practitioner •Influencing and negotiation skills •Empathy & understanding •Advanced skills and knowledge in specialist palliative care.
•Extended prescribing certificate or willingness to obtain •Experience of identifying educational needs and leading relevant training programmes •Ability to problem solve complex caseload
In return, we will offer you the opportunity for professional development through ongoing support, encouragement and study leave to realise your professional and personal ambitions
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Dawn Mansell on 0208 967 5033 to arrange an informal visit or Geraldine Nevin
(Lead Nurse) on 0208 967 5006 for further information.