Job Details

Senior Palliative Nurse/Palliative Nurse - Hospice Care

Singapore Cancer Society Date Posted: 02-Feb-2018
  • 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
    • 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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