Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Brent Community Team Lead (Band 8)

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Salary:  Band 8 Agenda for Change

Location: St Lukes Hospice

Closing Date: 22nd January 2023

Job Purpose and scope

St Luke’s Hospice – Caring for Harrow and Brent St Luke’s Hospice cares for people approaching the end of their life in Harrow and Brent. We aim to give the people we care for the best possible quality of life, each and every day. Supporting local people and their families is at the heart of what we do – focusing on what matters the most to them is at the centre of our care.

The care we give is free of charge, available to all, and respects the cultures, religions and beliefs in our richly diverse community. Our care is given with compassion and dignity and involves not just looking after the patient, but also includes supporting the people closest to them. 

We receive funding from the NHS and the rest is raised from the amazing generosity of the organisations and people who make our care possible. Our local community is a vital partner in our care, kindly supporting us through their donations and fundraising alongside the dedication of over 800 incredible volunteers who freely give us their time to support the best possible end of life care for local people.

Job Summary

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of a specialist service to patients with palliative/end of life care needs. Ensuring a timely and compassionate approach to care. The post holder will provide direct leadership, management and support to the Brent Community Specialist Palliative Care Team (BCSPCT), line managing the Clinical Nurse Specialists and administrator, ensuring that caseloads are managed effectively to meet patient need.

To provide leadership and effective management for the staff and ensure the development and delivery of a responsive, evidence based high quality palliative and end of life service. 

To work closely with the Consultant in Palliative Medicine to ensure that the workforce is suitably trained and educated to deal with complex situations ensure effective liaison with other health and social care professionals and for service development.

To work with the other clinical services team leaders promoting an integrated patient service wide culture, that encourages seamless and cross department working and cover for team leads colleagues in their absence.

To develop the service in line with local, and national guidance and to be responsive to the needs of local people.

To ensure that the strategic direction of the service meets requirements, accepting responsibility for quality developments and service improvements.

Proactively support the Director of Nursing & Patient services, and the Medical Director (MD), to help set up and deliver upon the agreed clinical services and wider organisational vision, values and business objectives.

To maintain a detailed understanding of the wider palliative care agenda; keep abreast on advances in clinical symptom management, and professional nursing standards and practice.

To undertake a proactive role in clinical governance and quality assurance processes including undertaking a quality champion role.

Be jointly responsible for the monitoring and reporting of a delegated budget.

Actively support the workforce, ensuring their health and wellbeing is sustained. Promoting opportunities for their continual learning and professional development.

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

St Luke’s Hospice are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

Please note: We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

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