Zest Registered Nurse

Status: Permanent - part time 25 hours per month – predominantly Fridays and weekends

Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 pro rata – Band 5

Closing Date: 22/08/2022

Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team working with young adults living with progressive illness and complex health care needs?

Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people and their families?

St Elizabeth Hospice is looking to recruit enthusiastic and flexible team members to support young adults living with progressive illness and complex health care needs accessing Zest at St Elizabeth Hospice, including short breaks, Zest days and groups.

You will have a willingness to support young adults to plan their weekend short breaks, maximising opportunities to increase independence, try new experiences, have fun and socialise with others.  This may include inclusive activities at the hospice and outings into the community.

Whilst enabling the young adults to enjoy a fun and comfortable stay you will be required to:

  • assume the role of shift coordinator, leading the short break care of up to three young adults staying for the weekend at the hospice, ensuring their health and care needs are met, recognising and responding to changes, supervising care assistants and delegating tasks appropriately.
  • support young adults during their short break stay to achieve their goals and plan weekend activities.
  • Be able to understand and recognise individual developmental needs, where appropriate encouraging and enabling independence and self-management skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join St Elizabeth Hospice, your local hospice at the heart of the community, and to be part of something special that is happening in Suffolk.

Training will be provided to ensure you are competent and confident to support young adults with complex care needs. For more information please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Cath Markham, Zest Lead Nurse on 01473 707014 or email Catherine.markham@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

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