Closing Date: 2nd February 2020
Location: Bristol
Salary Band: 8a
Hours: 30 – 37.5 (0.8 – 1.0 wte)
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Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for children and young people with life limiting conditions up to the age of 19 years. The service includes the provision of nursing care in the child’s home, respite care for parents and carers, emotional support, end of life care and bereavement support. The service is provided by registered children’s nurses and nursery nurses. The service currently provides care and support to 140 children and 50 bereaved families across the areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. Jessie May is regulated and inspected by the CQC. The post holder will be required to act as the registered manager and responsible person, building positive relationships with CQC inspectors and ensuring the service maintains the highest standards of care which are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The postholder will provide leadership for the entire range of services to families, and actively support the Care Team in the delivery of palliative and end of life care. She/he will oversee the professional practice of all the Charity’s nursing and care staff and ensure it is maintained to the highest standards.

The postholder will lead on the planning and development of the care services within the overall organisational strategy, forging and fostering partnerships with key stakeholders whilst managing change within the existing service. She/he will be a member of the Senior Executive Team at Jessie May with the Chief Executive, the Director of Corporate Service & Finance and the Director of Funding Development and contribute to the overall strategy and management of the organisation.

V1.2 – April 2017 The Director of Care post holder (along with all the nursing and care staff) is employed by the NHS through the University Hospitals Bristol (UH Bristol), and seconded to the Jessie May Trust under a Service Level Agreement. Operational management of the nursing staff and service are managed by Jessie May Trust’s Director of Care and Chief Executive Officer. Professional leadership and responsibility for maintaining the NMC code of conduct resides with the Head of Nursing, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Staff conduct and performance are managed jointly between the Jessie May Trust and UH Bristol, according to UH Bristol policies and procedures.

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