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Senior Palliative Nurse/Palliative Nurse - Hospice Care

Singapore Cancer Society
Posted On :23 Nov 2017

 

Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - Central
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Min. Education Level: Diploma
  • Field of Study: Nursing
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Skills: Basic Palliative Nursing Care, Nursing Skills

Job Descriptions

Responsibilities
  • Schedule home visits and be on call duty according to roster.
  • Prepare and write care plans for new patients.
  • Conduct monthly checks and replenishment of medication/medical supply and record controlled drugs.
  • Act as a case or case manager coordinating and implementing a plan of care for the client with advanced disease referred to the organization.
  • Work in collaboration with members of a multi-disciplinary team in a setting which provides 24 hours medical care, pain & symptom management and family support.
  • Assess nutritional needs in the patient with advanced diseases including adjusting current medication as needed so as to achieve optimal symptom control.
  • Implement and review care plans for the patients, working with members of a transdisciplinary team to achieve the highest level of coordinated care for the patient.
  • Identify patients and families in need of financial assistance and/or counselling and refer to MSW/Welfare department in our organisation.
  • Check Patients’ case files who are discharged before sending to Welfare department and after homevisit by doctors and nurses, in the absence of nurse supervisor.
  • Prepare family caregivers for approaching death and to give caregivers bereavement and emotional support when necessary.
  • Prepare training notes for presentation and planning of training and education for nurses.
  • Participate in in-service education program, seminars and training courses for updating of nursing skills and knowledge in Hospice and palliative care as directed by Nurse Supervisor and Resident Physician.
  • Assume professional responsibility and accountability for outcomes in nursing practice.
  • Coordinate the Respite care Volunteer Program.
  • Take on duties of the Nurse Supervisor when necessary

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Requirements
  • State registered nurse with knowledge in Basic Palliative Care Nursing and Nursing skills.
  • Candidate must have a strong base of knowledge to act as a specialist and general nurse and demonstrate the ability to integrate nursing theory to practice.
  • Minimum 1 years of palliative experience and 3 years of relevant nurising experience.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and effectively bilingual.
  • Ability to converse with few Chinese Dialects speaking patients/associates would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • An organised team player with good leadership qualities with strong coaching and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as listening skills.
  • Must possess strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
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About This Company

SCS is a non-profit organization founded more than 50 years ago.  Its intended impact is to help the community in the following key aspects:

 

- Reducing number of people getting cancer through raising public awareness on the importance of healthy lifestyles

- Increasing the survivor rate of cancer patients beyond five years through encouraging and supporting more people to have regular screening

- Improving the overall quality of life of cancer patients through various SCS services such as community rehabilitation, psychosocial support and             hospice home care

- Mobilising the community to take more proactive and sustained action to join the fight against cancer

 

 

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