Palliative Care Liaison Nurse, Dublin

Last update 2023-09-27
Expires 2023-10-27
ID #1847925429
Palliative Care Liaison Nurse, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified September 18, 2023


  Job Title ;Palliative Care Liaison Nurse   Department ; Hospital Wide   Reports to ; Head of Cancer Services  and Consultant Palliative Medicine     Date ; 2023       Overall Purpose of Job   The Palliative Care liaison nurse will work closely with the Palliative Care Team and Consultant in  Palliative Medicine so that the Hospital can deliver a Palliative Medicine Service in line with our mission "to deliver exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion is the core of our practice".   This role will facilitate and support the implementation of evidenced based practice, and will contribute to the continuing development of the Palliative Medicine Service at Beacon Hospital.    As outlined in the 'framework for the establishment of Clinical Nurse/midwife specialist posts' (National Council for the development of nursing and Midwifery, 2008), the Palliative liaison nurse will encompass a major clinical focus, which comprises of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care given to patients and their families in the hospital and as outpatients.   Key Responsibilities and Deliverables Provide specialist knowledge, expertise and care to palliative medicine patients.   Disseminate nursing research and audit and provide consultancy in clinical practice to their nursing colleagues and the wider interdisciplinary team.   Provide continual optimal care for inpatients, out-patients and their families.   Assess, plan implement and evaluate all aspects of patients' physical, psychological, and social needs.   Monitor patients on an ongoing basis, to evaluate outcomes and adjust nursing care practice to ensure optimum co-ordination and delivery of care.   Carry out daily rounds on all palliative medicine patients on all floors   Develop and participate in palliative medicine clinics   Keep accurate and legible records and be aware of the legal implications of these documents.   Liaise closely with patients' primary health medicine teams and review all referrals in collaboration with Palliative Care Team and Consultant in Palliative Medicine.   Participate in multidisciplinary meetings and act as patients' advocate   To monitor and ensure effective discharge planning for patients with complex palliative medicine needs   Participate in family meetings and provide support as appropriate   Promote multidisciplinary and partnership working in conjunction with ward based teams, community teams, patients and their carers.   Develop care pathways appropriate to the acute palliative medicine setting   Act as a resource and role model for specialist practice.   Participate in the management of  a caseload of patients and associated responsibilities   Participate in the development and implementation of policies, protocols, and guidelines for palliative medicine patients.   Identify service and learning needs on an ongoing basis   Personal and Professional Development Develop the required skills and knowledge to support service needs within the scope of professional practice   Undertake training to enhance nursing practice within the specialist area   Identifies own continuing professional development needs and engages accordingly   Act as a resource to colleagues   To ensure and take responsibility for own professional practice and knowledge.   Education Provide education for patients and their families   Ensure adequate patient education material is available and update as required   Incorporate health promotion principles into all aspects of nursing care   Participate in teaching programmes and in-service training programmes for staff   Recognise the opportunity for clinical supervision and access if appropriate     Quality Assurance, Audit and Research Participate in and audit the clinical effectiveness of the acute palliative medicine services in conjunction with the palliative care team and Consultant Palliative Medicine and members of the Medical Oncology Team.   Ensure that the relevant statistics are collated, updated and highlighted, pertinent to individual caseloads and referrals to the service.   Ensure that clinical practice, procedures and standards of care are evidence based and remain dynamic, ensuring quality service development to meet patients' needs.   Encourage, initiate and participate in nursing research where appropriate.   Evaluate findings and assist with implementation of changes to improve the service   Maintain awareness of current developments in the area of Palliative Medicine   Contribute to service planning through use of audit, data and specialist knowledge.   Comply with National Guidelines/Report on Palliative Care Services in Ireland     Person Specification Qualifications ABA registered without any restrictions to practice Recognised additional relevant  qualification Experience (Amount and Type) 5 years post registration experience 2 of which must be in the speciality area of oncology and/or palliative medicine   Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge         Interest in acute palliative medicine and development of service for the future         Clinically competent in the care of Oncology patients   Personal Competencies         All posts in Beacon Hospital require a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their manager of hospital management.           Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively         Effective time management and organisational skills         Ability to work on own initiative           Good interpersonal skills         Effective communication skills         Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team   This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility and deliverables at the time of its writing. As the Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Hospital.         Job Description received by employee ______________________        ____________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature                                           Date                                                                                           _____________________________                                                                                         Name (Capital Letters)  

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Palliative care liaison nurse

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