PURPOSE The Home Care Nursing Sister provides palliative home care services and support to HospiceWits patients and families in their homes.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To assess patients suitability for admission to HospiceWits To offer palliative and terminal care To support patients and their families To provide holistic care for the patient by incorporating the use of the multidisciplinary team Presentation of patients at clinical meetings Administration : Includes good record keeping, files, drug registers, statistics and letters to Doctors and motivation letters to medical aids Attend meetings such as clinical meetings and professional forum meetings Attend supervision and in-
service training Training of students where necessary and relevant (medical students, palliative care nursing students etc) To keep updated in palliative care e.
g. read journals and attend conferences Assist with training for the organization where necessary To actively network and promote HospiceWits and palliative care in your area in order to increase patient numbers in both Homecare and in IPU To mentor where necessary To supervise and delegate patient plans to community care workers that you are responsible for To educate patients and families Maintain effective discipline according to the HospiceWits code of conduct, ethics and disciplinary procedures Develop and maintain teamwork, and sound employee relationships Counsel patients, families and any affected person who requires counseling in the absence of a counselor but only within your field of expertise Charge sheets to be submitted every third week of the month Audited files to be submitted every month end (for the previous 2 months at least) Quality improvement programme to be submitted monthly e.
g. Pain Management QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE Formal nursing qualification 5 10 years’ experience in a healthcare environment, preferably palliative services, with at least 5 years’ experience as a home care nurse Negotiable QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE Formal nursing qualification 5 10 years’ experience in a healthcare environment, preferably palliative services, with at least 5 years’ experience as a home care nurse