Community Palliative Care Team Leader

37.5 hours per week

Salary £ 48,958 to £50,182

Trinity Hospice has been at the heart of the Fylde coast for more than 39 years, providing compassionate care for people on their journey towards the end of life. Our dedicated specialist nursing teams touch the lives of thousands of patients and families each year, with one vision for the future – that everyone across Blackpool and the Fylde coast has access to high-quality end-of-life care.

Our outstanding care and support is free to all who need it, wherever they want it; whether they are in our hospice, in hospital or a residential care home, or in their own home in familiar surroundings. And we don’t stop at the end of a person’s life – our care continues through bereavement support for as long as someone needs us.

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join an established team in leading palliative care in the community.

The post holder should be forward thinking and proactive with extensive experience within leadership to establish clear goals within the team which will contribute to the needs of our patients.

The team currently provides specialist palliative care to a population of 350K across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. An understanding of the strategic vision of care needs within the local Palliative Care Networks covering the area would be an advantage and a knowledge of service gaps to ensure everyone with a life limiting illness has access to specialist palliative care.

You will ensure ‘on the day’ response to requests for support from our community and hospitals as part of the Single Point of Access and Virtual Ward projects. Also working alongside members of the palliative care team clinically to manage patients’ symptoms and support them to ‘live well’.

You will be a team player with the ability to work autonomously and possess a willingness and motivation to make a difference.

The service is provided over 7 days and some flexibility will be required according to business need over a 24 hour period.

The successful candidate will be joining an organisation which is highly rated by the people who work there. The 2023 Staff Survey found 98% of respondents enjoy the work that they do, 96% were proud to work for our Charity and 96% enjoy working with the people within the organisation.

Our Staff Benefits:

  • 38 days annual leave each year, pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Professional Registration fees reimbursed
  • Various Health and Wellbeing benefits including annual flu and Covid-19 vaccinations, access to complementary therapy and counselling.
  • Free car parking on site
  • Discounted staff meals
  • Pension scheme, or NHS Pensions are transferable
  • Maternity/Paternity benefits

Trinity is a great place to work, having an outstanding rating with the Care Quality Commission and Investors in People Gold accreditation. If you are looking to join a thriving, increasingly innovative organisation, which puts passion and care at the heart of its operations, then this may well be the post for you!

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Julie Humphreys, CNS Team Manager or Anita Dodd, Assistant Director of Clinical Services on 01253 952566

To apply for this role please access NHS Jobs (please note – Trinity Hospice is not part of the NHS but utilise the NHS vacancy platform)

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/                            Job Reference J181-B0270-24-0026

Closing date – 17th July 2024


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