Staff Nurse (Hospice) (office hours) ( Job No : JOB-2021-02924 )

Employer:
Metta Welfare Association
Sector:
  • Adults & Families
  • Eldercare
Centre:
Metta Hospice Care

Metta Hospice Care is a member of Singapore Hospice Council and Asia Pacific Hospice Network. Set up in June 2000 to offer free home hospice care to the terminally ill of all ages and races, we have since helped more than 5000 patients to live with quality and dignity throughout the last phase of their lives at the comfort of their homes.

We primarily take care of patients who are referred from medical institutions and general practitioners. They are diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer and end stage renal failure and usually have a prognosis of less than a year.

We provide a holistic care approach with medical consultations and nursing assessments to our care recipients, as well as psychosocial support to them and their families. Our Social Worker will also support our care recipients and their families on the emotional and social aspects if required.

About The Role

1. To perform home visits to palliative care patients who are being referred
2. To perform nursing assessment on the patients.
3. To initiate nursing care plan and implement new measures of management.
4. To adjust current medication to achieve maximum symptom control under doctor instruction
5. To work closely with the Medical Director or Outsourced doctors on the cases.
6. To educate caregivers and families on basic nursing procedures to ensure comfort and care
7. To refer patients to other professional bodies such as inpatient hospice when the need arises for symptom control or respite care.
8. To identify patients and families in need of financial assistance and refer to social worker
9. To identify patients and families in need of specialized counseling to the relevant professionals.
10. To prepare families for approaching death.
11. To provide family with the emotional and bereavement support when necessary
12. To participate in Fund raising activities when the need arises.


Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

• Minimum 3 years of related experience

Core Competencies:

• Ability to work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team.
• Hardworking, meticulous and responsible.
• Good communications and interpersonal skills

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Minimum Diploma or degree in Nursing or equivalent, Nursing Cert in Palliative Care.
•Registered with Singapore Nursing board


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Closed
Job Details
Location:
East
Area of Specialisation:

Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Nurse or Nurse Aide
Min Educational Qualification:
Professional Qualification and Other Diploma
Posting Date:

18 Aug 2021

Closing Date:

31 Oct 2021

Salary Range
SGD   2000.00 - 4200.00
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