South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) is committed “to enhance the health and independence of the people of South Canterbury”
Organisational Values:I CARE
Position Clinical Nurse Specialist – Palliative Care
Department Primary Health Partnership and Allied Health Services
Reports to Manager, Health of Older Persons and Long Term Conditions
Hours 56 hours per fortnight (0.7FTE)
Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
Hold a current Nursing Council of New Zealand Practising Certificate
Hold a current NZ driver license
Hold or be working towards a Post Graduate Diploma that includes papers in, advanced health assessment, palliative care and applied pharmacology (or equivalent papers)
Recognition as an Expert RN on the PDRP
Validated Clinical expertise and leadership in the specialty area of palliative care
Demonstrated ability to function as an autonomous practitioner able to work under own professional clinical judgement as a member of the palliative care team
Proven expert holistic clinical assessment skills
Demonstrated clinical teaching skills
Proven ability to support clinical staff at all levels of practice
Acknowledged nursing leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the professional development of nursing throughout the organisation
Demonstrated ability to develop appropriate nursing standards and quality initiatives
Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation with a range of people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to perform effectively under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly
Computer literate in Microsoft office applications
Knowledge of the relevant legislation and standards which govern nursing and health care practice in New Zealand
PART ONE: KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MEASURES
Maintain advanced clinical, cultural and professional standards and competencies
ensure compliance with New Zealand statutory laws
comply with organisation wide and service specific rules, codes of conduct, policies, protocols and procedures
Understand and apply the following legislation:
Health and Disability Commissioners Act
Health & Safety in Employment Act
Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act
Understand and apply the:
Treaty of Waitangi Principles
Values of SCDHB
SCDHB Disciplinary Policy and Code of Behaviour
Performance Review supports work always occurring within scope of practice
Expert Clinical Care
Providing a focus on provision of safe, effective and appropriate care delivery, using knowledge and skills gained from professional education and practical experience.
Tasks (how it is achieved)
Responsible for providing specialist care coordination and case management of complex cases utilizing an holistic approach and advocating for the patient their family/whanau across settings e.g. own home, hospital, hospice, aged residential care
Provides clinical leadership, support and development to other staff providing direct care delivery.
Role models excellence in clinical practice, case management processes and maintenance of the therapeutic environment.
Liaises to ensure coordination of bereavement care
Accountable for researching, evaluating, developing and implementing standards of nursing practice in the clinical area, developing evidence based practice.
Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of palliative care clinical protocols and guidelines
Provides specialist palliative care advice and expertise to support other health professionals in the management of palliative care patients.
Promote and motivate patient autonomy; assist patients to make informed choices regarding their care and ongoing treatment
Works collaboratively with the team to provide expert resource to patient, families/whanau and other health professionals in planning and evaluating care.
Develops, researches, evaluates and implements best practice standards for palliative care practice.
How it will be measured (KPI):
Evaluation will include:
Evidence of working directly with patients and Health Professional as a clinical expert
Evidence of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of case management and coordination of complex cases