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Hospice Lead Clinical Educator

Job Summary

St Nicholas Hospice Care is looking for someone to provide leadership and co-ordinate hospice staff delivering end of life care training in community settings.

The role will involve developing and providing end of life training, education and support for the generalist workforce, community groups and public within the community setting inclusive of care homes and domiciliary care agencies.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact hr@stnh.org.uk and we will arrange for you to be called back.

Application Deadline: January 8 2021

Salary Range (FTE):  £29,910 – £34,229 Pro rata

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Job purpose

  • To provide leadership and coordinate hospice staff delivering end of life care training in community settings.
  • Develop and provide end of life training, education and support for the generalist workforce, community groups and public within the community setting inclusive of care homes and domiciliary care agencies.
  • Integrate education and clinical care within the hospice setting and the community it serves.

Details

Reports to: Head of Education and Outreach

Location: Based at the main Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, with requirements to work at other locations within the West Suffolk and Thetford area.

What the role involves

  • Educate our community to live with dying, death and grief
  • To plan and provide direct clinical education in a variety of community care settings, integrating theory and practice into education and training programmes
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the writing of training plans including the delivery of community based end of life care training and education to: equip people to talk about and have the skills to cope with dying, death and grief including practical skills.
  • Promote patient and community involvement in end of life education through the listen, learn, adapt process.
  • Create new ways of delivering training working through community connections and stakeholders e.g. membership of Suffolk End of Life Education Group
  • Provide education, expertise, advice and support across service/agency boundaries.
  • Ensure accurate and thorough data collection from training evaluation and feedback to provide evidence of effective activity, outcomes and quality.
  • Actively promote hospice education and clinical excellence through innovation, audit, evaluation and research.
  • Undertake some clinical practice to maintain skills to ensure coaching skills are up to date.
  • Identify and support new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques, and create awareness among community colleagues and hospice employees
  • Work collaboratively with people and system partners to design new education programmes as and when identified.

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What we want from you

  • Registered Nurse with excellent clinical skills and committed to providing high quality care.
  • Experience of teaching, coaching and/or mentoring.
  • Good knowledge of palliative care theory and practice.
  • Ability to work effectively and well within a multi-disciplinary team, and motivate and support others.
  • Ability to work flexibly and with staff across organisational and professional boundaries within different community settings e.g. community groups and care homes.
  • Some unsocial hours and weekends as required.
  • Emotionally intelligent to the sensitive nature of working with those caring for and affected by life-limiting illness.
  • Valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
  • Post holders may be required to work across all the various locations both within the hospice and the hospice catchment area.

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