Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent are looking to recruit a Palliative Specialist Nurses to join our team at Canterbury.
The purpose of this role is to provide a level of specialist palliative nursing expertise to improve outcomes for Hospice patients at the end of life. As a senior nurse and a key member of the multi-professional team, the post holder will assess palliative care needs and develop appropriate plans of intervention and ensure a timely and appropriate service for patients and families. The post holder will be expected to provide advice to Pilgrims community patients, external professionals and the inpatient units.
Successful applicants will be 1stlevel registered nurses and will hold a first degree in nursing/palliative care, an associated field, or equivalent qualification and be expected to undertake the non-medical prescribing course. The ability to work independently in any setting with minimal supervision is essential as is a flexible, patient focused approach to work.
As an award winning employer, Pilgrims provides care services to patients and their families across East Kent delivering a range of holistic care.
At Pilgrims Hospices we have a simple vision:
“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.
To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that will enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be.
They form our ‘CODE’ which guides us in our daily working and decision making.
Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care.
Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively.
Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our services.
Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes.
Recognising that our workforce is a valuable asset and integral to the delivery of our Vision and Mission we place a strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of all our staff and volunteers, from actively encouraging professional development through to promoting an environment where we can talk openly and have access to the support when and where staff may need it, and offer a wide range of staff benefits.
If you’re an independent decision maker, and think you’d enjoy working for Pilgrims, or would like to know more about the role please do get in touch.