Specialist Advanced Care practice for End of Life Care Coordinator

United Kingdom
21909.00 - 21909.00 GBP Annual + GBP21909/annum
19 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Advanced Care practice for End of Life Care Coordinator

Qualifications: Degree or equivalent in Nursing or Level 6/7 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Experience: Minimum 2 years' experience in Nursing or Care setting
SOC Code: 2219 Health professionals not elsewhere classified

Hours: 37.5 per week

General Scope of the Post within the home, the post of specialist Advanced Care practice for End of Life Care coordinator. Working at an advanced practice level as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team, the purpose of this role is to facilitate optimum quality of life for patients and families with advanced progressive life limiting disease. The role supports primary care key workers in the delivery of high quality palliative and end of life care through the giving of information and specialist advice, training and education. They will also act as a specialist resource for the multidisciplinary team across the organisation, developing special interest, knowledge and skills in a defined area of specialist palliative care in relation to specific advanced progressive illness and care at the end of life, and play a leading role in policy and service development implementation.

Duties to include:

Identify where a patient is on their Illness trajectory - do they have years, months, weeks or days to live? This then allows proactive management, calmer planning and less "firefighting"; crisis management Assess their needs and those of their family/carers, In the light of their advance care plan (using a management plan) and then provide their care according to the patient's preferences and varying needs, at different times. The coordinator liaise with Hospice of the Wheald team, which will be led by the Registered Manager. The home is already registered with the Hospice of the Wheald for the end of life care.

To understand the need of promoting the philosophy of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment for all residents, therefore treating everyone with respect. Principal Duties (Duties in addition to the above - this list is not exhaustive and may include further duties}

- Attend all Hospice of the Wheald meetings and workshops for end of life care.
- Implement the recommendations by Hospice of the Wheald after their assessments within the home as part of the programme roll out.
- facilitate the family members of the clients within the End of life care with the end of life care guidance
- Create / Update and Review care plans for the end of life care residents
- Liaise with staff, management and other visiting health professionals on Hospice of the Wheald Contribute to the home policy on development regarding care of residents with complex needs.
- Liaise with and advise staff in relation to residents complex care at end of life stage
- To have residents end of life plans and share with staff at relevant times
- Be responsible for the care delivery for vulnerable residents, with complex care needs.
- To ensure that the equipment within the home is up to date, audited and maintained for the residents, this to Include bed types, mattresses and hoists
- Contribute to care review process.
- Assess and order continence supplies for those with specialist requirements.
- Ensuring products are used correctly and adequate stocks are always in place.
- Ensuring continuity of care to most vulnerable adults at nights, evenings and weekends is a special responsibility.

Health and Safety:

- To be responsible for your own health and Safety and that of anybody else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.
- To complete risk assessments as required.
- Promote safe working practice in the care home.


- Discuss the aims and objectives of specialist care for the most vulnerable adults with staff, manager, resident, and relatives.
- Report any significant changes and or deterioration In residents to the Home Manager
- Provide comfort and company, on a one-to-one basis, for residents who are unable to participate in any form of activity at end of life stages if appropriate.

Training and Development:

- Ensure all staff members know how to use appropriate equipment.
- Complete mandatory induction and training courses, as and when required.
- Maintain professional knowledge and competence.

General Duties:

- To be fully conversant and act in compliance with the home policies and procedures.
- Ensure that resident confidentiality is maintained at all times.
- Ensure all equipment is in good working order, clean and maintained.
- To supervise aspects of catering in relation to identified residents with a high risk of malnutrition and/or special dietary regimes.
- To generate all notifications In relation to accidents suffered by residents, staff or visitors in line with requirements of the R.I.O.D.O.R. Regulations.
- To keep abreast of all new legislation and regulations relating to health and safety, C.O.S.H.H., fire prevention and care standards, and to ensure effective communication of the same to staff.
- To amend policies and procedures or to produce new documents as needed.
- To ensure the smooth operation of the home's quality management system, and that appropriate quality certification standards are achieved.
- To assist the proprietor in resolving and handling complaints received from residents, relatives, and staff, as appropriate