Palliative Care Support Officer

Midlands Partnership N
Newcastle under Lyme
Competitive salary
08 Apr 2021
09 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme 'Step into Health', supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

There has never been a better time to join the Trust and help shape its future; take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

Palliative Care Support Officer

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and highly motivated individuals to become part of the Palliative and End of Life Team supporting patients and staff across Staffordshire. As Palliative Care Support Officer you will have responsibility for supporting all MPFT staff and our partner organisations to meet the palliative and end of life needs patients.

We are expanding and developing the team and this is an ideal time to be part of and influence the development of palliative care within Staffordshire, working in close collaboration with our system partners.

The post holder will be an individual experienced in administrative duties, comfortable and effective in working with service users and partner organisations.

This role will support and encourage teams to provide high quality seamless palliative and end of life care provision. The post holder will support in the coordination of care for service users and service providers across Staffordshire. This will include leading from an administrative capacity on the coordination of the provision of personal care including all aspects of fast track applications under the supervision of the clinical team for clinical matters.

This is a new and evolving role and will include supporting with the coordination of the patient journey through the end of life to death and beyond by helping to ensure the correct elements are in place to support in the delivery of the patient's wishes by all appropriate means.

The role will including dealing with calls and communications from all our service users including professionals and patients/carers.

A strong working relationship with the Nurse Consultants and the Palliative Care Coordination Centre clinical team is a core requirement.

The service operates between the hours of 9am - 8pm, 6-8pm cover is in a telephone/email on call capacity over 7 days, 365 a year.

The Team is based at Bradwell Hospital and the posts will be based at this location

For further information please contact the Palliative Care Coordination Centre on 03001230989 and speak to either Tina Sutton or Nicola Harrington..

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