St Peter and St James Hospice.

Job Title:
Wellbeing Centre Staff Nurse
Reports to:
Wellbeing Centre Manager
Accountable to:
Clinical Services Manager
First Level Registration
Minimum of two years post registration experience in
the care of the elderly.
ENB 931 desirable
Willingness to work with both elderly residents and
palliative care patients is essential.
To be aware of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Guidelines, NMC
Code of Practice, Control and Administration of
Medicines and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The post holder is responsible for the on-going assessment of care needs,
development, implementation and evaluation of care plans for Wellbeing Centre
 The post holder is involved on a daily basis with clinical ‘hands on’ care.
 The post holder is expected to supervise and teach new staff and assist the Centre
Manager and Voluntary Services Co-ordinator with training sessions for volunteers.
 The Post Holder is responsible for taking charge of the Wellbeing Centre in the
absence of the Centre Manager as required.
 To keep up to date of currents trends in community hospice support where
patients attend for specific activities
 To monitor the use of equipment and stores, ensuring safe and economical
 To follow the procedures in respect of accidents/incidents involving patients,
staff, volunteers and visitors and to complete relevant accident/incident
reports promptly and accurately.
 To report any deficiency in equipment, furnishing and matters of hygiene
within the Wellbeing centre.
 To work as a member of the Wellbeing Centre Team and supervise the
practise of other nursing members of staff.
 To participate in the orientation / induction of new staff/volunteers
 To act at all times within the scope of professional practice, as laid down by
the NMC.
 To work with the Centre Manager to ensure that patients’ total care needs are
planned and met by members of the team, following identification and
assessment of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs on an
individual basis.
 To ensure that the effects of the Wellbeing Centre are evaluated and
changes made in overall plans in consultation with the users of the day
hospice centre.
 To act upon any deterioration observed in patients, mobilising medical and
support services as appropriate and assisting medical staff with treatments.
 To maintain a welcoming and supportive environment in which patients’
needs can be met, thus ensuring the optimum quality of life for each person.
 To report any deficiencies in staffing to the Centre Manager and Clinical
Services Manager.
 To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing care records are maintained
in accordance with the NMC guidelines “Standards for Records and Record
 To work closely with the current HCA regarding all aspects of patient care.
 To participate in ensuring patients are involved in all aspects of their care.
 To treat all patients with dignity, respect and understanding in accordance
with the philosophy of St. Peter & St. James
 To be aware of Centre procedures and policies and ensure same are carried
out safely in accordance with agreed policies
 To participate in the quality assurance strategy
Teaching and Professional
 To assist the Clinical Services Manager in identifying staff training needs and
to participate in training and instruction sessions on a regular basis.
 To participate in the on-going development and motivation of learning
amongst staff.
 To keep up to date through professional training and adherence to PREP
 To deliver a range of clinical workshops and question/answer sessions for
carers and patients of the centre
 Be responsible for maintaining own professional development and update
attending courses/study days as deemed necessary
 Two fire instruction lectures within one calendar year.
 Manual handling update - annually.
 In house training, as appropriate, depending on rosters.
At all times the post holder:
 Reports to key members of the team all relevant information about the patients’ wellbeing and day to day management issues.
 Liaise with Community Specialist Palliative Care Team as required re patient care.
 Inform GP of any changes in patient care as required,.
 Promotes, encourages and maintains good public relations with the local community,
vis a vis the good standing and reputation of St Peter and St James.
 Attends regular staff meetings as required.
 Facilitates visits from interested groups and individuals and participates in activities
organised by volunteers, friends and relatives.
 Demonstrates effective communication with patients and their relatives, giving
advice and support as appropriate.
 Acts at all times to ensure the health and safety of herself/himself, other employees,
patients and the general public, and co-operates with nursing management and the
Care Quality Commission in ensuring that the provisions of the Health and Safety at
Work Act 1974 are fully observed.
 Undertakes any other duties that may be reasonably requested and are appropriate
to the position of Wellbeing Centre staff nurse.
This post is exempt from the Provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
This Job Description is not exhaustive and requires flexibility in order to accommodate the changing needs of the role
and the Trust. It should be taken as a current representation and, consequently, and will be subject to periodic review
The post-holder and the line manager should both sign below in acceptance and agreement of the responsibilities
outlined in the above Job Description.
Employee’s Signature: ………………………………. Date: ………..……..
Line Manager’s Signature: ………………………….. Date: ……………….