The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic pharmacist with an interest in palliative care to join our team for a fixed term 1 year period to cover maternity leave. You should be committed to “making today matter” for patients and families.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will work within our 12 bedded inpatient unit and community services to ensure safe use of medicines, support symptom management and promote holistic care. Independent prescribing qualification would be desirable.
You will be given opportunities to develop services, participate in education and research to ensure we are delivering a high standard of palliative care services for our Ayrshire community.
We are currently based within East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock on a temporary basis until the completion of building work within our previous base at Racecourse Road in Ayr (summer 2024). We will then return to a bespoke and specifically designed unit (12 beds) which will have all the requirements to care for our patients in the best way possible.
As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, NHS or organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.
This post is part time, 25 hours per week, preferably over 3 or 4 days but this is negotiable
The Nest Wellbeing Group (The Nest) are a community-led charity at the forefront of delivering Health & Wellbeing activities for the local community in Cumnock and surrounding area.
Our programmes exist to improve the lives of those who often face additional barriers or challenges. Building on the strengths, interests and aspirations of local people is at the heart of everything we do.
We harness the unique ability of bringing people together and building a stronger, more resilient community. By bringing people together, we aim to help with some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in the local community. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring people can become the best version of themselves. We help people to become confident change makers in their community and they have the best opportunity to thrive.
We offer a vital lifeline to those facing significant challenges and are the first port of call for many seeking emergency support.
We run a Community Living Room (Barrhill Centre) which offers a safe environment for people in recovery to connect with people who promote the ‘warmth of welcome.’ This is a home from home, where people can be themselves and be accepted for who they are and what they bring. Where they feel relaxed, feel heard, and are introduced to other people, where and when they need it.
The Recovery Coordinator Officer will play a key role in planning and delivering the key areas of the programme below (1-3). They will help create a safe and positive environment where people who struggle with addiction feel accepted and understood. They will also develop strong pathways with partners in order to connect people with additional support where required.
The Moving Up Moving On (MUMO) programme offers vital, support for those facing significant challenges with addiction, who are often overlooked or simply cast aside as ‘non-engaging’ because the right support
Compassion, hope, togetherness, integrity, and love is not available. We believe the more connected people are, the safer they are - this is particularly true for those in recovery.
Where appropriate, we encourage people to come together from different corners of the community for shared opportunities and experiences. We feel this helps to build a more recovery aware community and a better sense of togetherness.
We adopt the approach that ‘everyone is in recovery from something’ and believe everyone has the right to be heard and celebrated.
Key programme areas: Our MUMO programme will promote ‘active recovery’ by:
The role will be delivered from our main base at the Barrhill Community Centre, although programme delivery is likely to include other venues within Cumnock and the surrounding area.
The job holder will report to / be line managed by the Wellbeing Manager. Kindness should be at the core of everything they do. Every person who works or volunteers at The Nest understands that each community member we support has their own voice and story to share. By joining the team, they will have an opportunity to give something back.
The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself. This is provided at no cost to our patients or their families. Our vision is to reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness.
The Role and What We Are Looking For
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, friendly and well organised administrator to come and join our Ayrshire hospice team. This role is fixed term until June 2024. The role is based within the inpatient unit and will provide administrative and secretarial support to staff within the In-patient Unit including the Clinical Manager, Senior Charge Nurse, Charge Nurses, medical team and Senior Clinical Pharmacist.
The successful post holder will require to be resourceful, flexible and dynamic in a fast paced and at times emotionally challenging environment.
We are keen to welcome an individual who has experience of working with computer systems, patient records, staff rotas, stock control/ ordering of supplies and experience of working within a healthcare setting. Good communication skills and the ability to prioritise workload is essential. The post holder will be expected to work with minimal supervision, using their initiative to prioritise workload and assist with developing systems to supplement and support the smooth running of the in-patient unit.
The candidate should be aware that the Ayrshire Hospice decanted from their Racecourse Road site in Ayr in February 2022 to East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock. This will be the location of the post until the move back to Ayr -likely to be Summer 2024 .
Informal enquiries can be made to Louise Lochrie, Senior Charge Nurse by email to firstname.lastname@example.org