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Care After Death, Centre Manager

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_cp1DCysj7Uly

Care After Death, Centre Manager

Job Reference: 130-AC295-1020

Employer: Department: Quality & Safety Location: Morriston Hospital, Swansea Salary: £45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Bereavement, is a term used to describe the sense of loss felt when a loved one passes away. There is no singular or right way to experience bereavement.

The Care after Death Centre for Swansea Bay University Health Board aims to provide high quality, dynamic and compassionate support to those experiencing loss following a death within the Health Board. In addition to emotional support the Centre will provide a holistic approach recognising practical elements within the bereavement pathway such as death certification and links with the mortuary and where required Her Majesty's Coroner or the Police.

The successful candidate will have senior experience in the management and resolution of challenging and emotionally complex situations and be adaptable in response to emerging challenges leading on the coordination of existing services such as counselling and chaplaincy.

In addition the successful candidate will need to demonstrate practical experience in the setting up developing and actively promoting of a new service and provide evidence of experience in operational management and leadership across a multidisciplinary team. The bereavement service will operate within existing statutory and regulatory frameworks supporting compliance with national audit requirements. The role will provide a lead interface for Mass Fatalities within Major Incident planning.

The Centre Manager will be expected to work autonomously on a daily basis, with an expectation of a high degree of personal initiative. The post will primarily be based at Morriston Hospital but is a Health Board wide role and will require travel across the Health Board and engagement with wider NHS Wales, as the role requires.

The interviews for this post will be scheduled for October, further details of the interview process will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSuzanne HollowayJob titleHead of Quality & Safety, Morriston HospitalEmail addresssuzanne.holloway@wales.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Please contact via email in order to arrange a mutally c onvenient t elephone appointment.

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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