ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SPECIALIST (Palliative Care)
Location: Sydenham and Bromley
Department: Community Palliative Care Team (includes all our services)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Sunday, on a rota basis)
Salary: £37,152 - £43,994 per annum (inclusive of HCA, equivalent AfC band 6)
Please note, salary will be determined on service and experience within the role
Do you aspire to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Would you like to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate care and support? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then St Christopher’s, and this role may be for you.
St Christopher’s has services spanning the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and are connected to partner health and social care organisations in all the boroughs we support. St Christopher’s CARE, provides learning and development to the communities we support, and we have academic links with a number of universities, nationally and internationally.
We are looking for compassionate nurses and paramedics to join our community palliative care team. Our team works across a 7-day week, providing a service from 7.30am to 9pm.
We have roles that rotate through all of our services including our Single Point of Contact team, and our Bromley and Sydenham based teams. In these roles, our skilled team provides telephone and video triage, visiting people in their homes across Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark; and also see people in our outpatient department. You will be a registered nurse or paramedic with experience in end of life care, or who would like to develop your career in palliative care, we could have the opportunity for you.
Your new role
Your role will be so important in supporting people who are entering the last phase of their lives to talk about what is important to them and helping them to navigate how their wishes and goals can be achieved. You will also support families and friends as well as providing expert care that will support a dignified death. You will offer the people we support your skills in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care, in addition to providing advice, support and education to the primary health care team and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of an interdisciplinary team.
To succeed in this role
You will need to be a compassionate and resilient person. You will need to demonstrate relevant experience at band 5 (equivalent), and an awareness of this work as an Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a keenness to develop in this area of health care. We require you to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work efficiently in a disciplinary team and manage stressful situations.
Benefits of joining St Christopher’s
Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at www.stchristophers.org.uk and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.
Closing Date: 23rd May 2022
Interview Date: Provisional Interview Date 31st May 2022
In the event we receive a high ammount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.