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Job Description

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To provide under supervision a high standard of nursing care and to develop experience of palliative care and symptom control. To participate in integrated working across all Patient Services departments, with flexibility as needed to ensure effective service delivery in all areas. To observe and report the patient’s general condition and response to prescribed treatments to senior nursing and medical staff as appropriate.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice cares for adults with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families, covering a large geographical area of approximately 1600 square miles encompassing the Borough of Scarborough, Ryedale and parts of East Yorkshire. The Hospice is a well-respected and loved organisation embedded in the community it serves and the prospect of developing our services to patients and their families further through our Hospice at Home and Care Homes Service is an exciting and rewarding challenge.

Hours: 375 hours per week (Monday-Sunday: early, late and night shifts throughout 24 hour period). Part time hours will be considered

Duration of Contract: Temporary from 2nd January 2017 until 30th June 2017

Closing Date for completed applications: 9am Thursday 3rd November 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016

For an informal discussion or further information please contact: Lynne Symonds, Head of In Care Services on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Essential Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

NVQ 2 - Health & Social Care/Health Care or equivalent qualification

Ability to deliver high quality nursing care

Experience of working in a healthcare setting

Enthusiastic and motivated with a positive attitude

Effective communication skills

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work within a team

Ability to work flexible hours days/nights and participate in integrated working across patient services departments

Computer skills - competent use of Microsoft and e-mail.

Car driver essential for Community Posts

Able to work to the levels of activity identified in the Job Assessment

DBS clearance

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