Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Staff Nurse - Pal@home

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Palliative/ End of Life Care/ Acute Community
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Community Health - Walworth Clinic
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inc HCA
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Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Do you want to make a difference to patients and their families at one of the most important times of their lives? Our new Pal@home service might just be what you are looking for. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust (acute and community) has a long history of providing innovative end of life and palliative care in the community. Following the success of @home (an acute rapid response clinical service) launched in 2014, we have developed a night rapid response nursing service 7 days a week (in partnership with the Marie Curie Cancer Care and St Christopher’s Hospice). The aim is to respond quickly to patients who are approaching the end of life and their carers; help to prevent inappropriate admissions to hospital, and support those who have been discharged from hospital to their preferred place of care.

You will be a self-motivated, empathetic practitioner; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate. Your role will be to liaise with colleagues across the service and externally; to provide timely, skilled care and support to patients and carers and ensure meticulous symptom control and record keeping.

Pal@home Senior Staff Nurses work flexibly on a night rota with the occasional day shifts for practice supervision with the community end of life care team and/or other relevant palliative care services. You will be travelling with a Senior Health Care Assistant to patients in their own homes. Pal@home will also support staff in care homes with patients already known to the Palliative Care/@home service.

Joining Pal@home will enable you to develop your skills in caring for patients towards the end of life, supporting them to die in the place of their choice and dealing with OOH clinical emergencies in the community. You will be offered bespoke induction, training and mentoring and be supported by the GSTT and St Christopher's Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Teams, including the on call service. Wide experience in caring for patients who are terminally ill is essential.

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interview Date: 4th July 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Robertson - Matron, Pal@home
t: 02030498620

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.