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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Bromley Care Coordination

Department:
Bromley Care Coordination
Salary:
£37,570 - £43,772 plus HCA £4,743
Hours:
Full time 37.5 hours or Part time (0.5 FTE)
Location:
Bromley
Closing Date:
4 April 2019

St Christopher’s

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Bromley Care Coordination
Do you want to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Do you want to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate nursing care? Do you want the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then this role may be for you.

We’re looking for compassionate nurses to join us and have opportunities across all our clinical teams. Whether you’re a registered nurse with experience in end of life care or a nurse who would like to develop your career in palliative care we might just have the opportunity for you.

Who are St Christopher’s?
We provide community-based end of life care across South East London, covering the boroughs of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon, and Bromley. Most of our care is delivered within the community, either in an outpatient clinic or in people’s homes, with our in-patient beds as a back up to that care. Our nursing teams of Consultant Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Associate Clinical Nurse Specialists, Staff Nurses, and Health care Assistants provide expert end of life care 7 days a week. Whilst St Christopher’s provides support 24/7, our community teams ‘out of hours’ service work until 10pm every day. Overnight, our advice and visiting service to the community is delivered from our inpatient unit who visit patients at home.
All new patients are initially assessed by our Single Point of Contact team. Just under 50% are then managed by our outpatient services on either our Sydenham or Orpington sites. Patients with urgent needs are assessed at home the same day as the referral arrives by the SPOC team. Our teams all work together, and staff move between all three areas to ensure the work is varied and interesting.

What is Bromley Care Coordination?
Bromley Care Coordination (BCC) is provided by our expert team and commissioned by Bromley CCG. The service enables patients with advanced illness, multi-morbidities & frailty to receive timely and coordinated care in the community. The BCC core clinical team consists of clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, health care assistants & care navigators who are able to draw on the expertise & support of other healthcare professionals within St Christopher’s as required. The emphasis of the service is on care coordination & aims to help older people & their families to navigate the health & social systems. The nurses have experience & expertise in long term conditions, frailty as well as palliative care.
The BCC team offer advice & support to health & social care professionals caring for patients whose condition is deteriorating & changing. We provide good care to the older person & enable them, wherever possible, to be cared for & die in their preferred place. We aim to reduce unwanted & unnecessary hospital admissions in the last year of life.

What experience do I need to apply?
Nurses applying for our Clinical Nurse Specialist posts will have more experience in a specific area relevant to palliative care/ long term conditions, and be willing to undertake further academic study to support their development.

Will I be able to access training and development?
We actively support and develop all our nursing staff, and work in partnership with Kings College London to provide a wide range of academic courses as well as encourage senior nursing staff to become independent prescribers. We also offer action learning/supervision for clinical staff as well as ongoing support and coaching.
What are the benefits?
We take the health and wellbeing of staff seriously and have an in house programme that includes social events, a community choir, Schwartz Rounds, and for a modest fee, access to massages, yoga and a personal trainer in our gym. We also offer the Cycle to Work scheme, and season ticket loans. Check out our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s on www.stchristophers.org.uk

Please note that nursing staff who already contribute to the NHS pension scheme can continue in it.

Want to know more?
We would love to welcome you to St Christopher’s to find out more – you can even chat to our nurses to get a feel for the role and whether it’s for you. Get in touch with one of our Consultant Nurses Fiona Hodson at our base in Orpington at f.hodson@stchristophers.org.uk Can also be contacted by telephone on 0208 768 4500.

To download an application pack, including full job description, please visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/jobs. Completed applications can be posted to the HR Department or emailed to recruitment@stchristophers.org.uk

Closing date: Thursday 4 April 2019

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