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Niche Jobs - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Niche Jobs Limited. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason

Cookies

Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk.

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Niche Jobs Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.

Emails

If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at [Data queries Email] or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"(. Please contact us at [Data queries Email\ with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.

Complaints

If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Telephone: 03031231113

Address:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

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Lorraine Gardiner - Working as a Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

Lorraine Gardiner - Working as a Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

Nobody likes to talk about dying. But for Lorraine, death has become a part of her everyday life.

Questions by Ruth Underdown. Answers by Lorraine Gardiner

Palliative Care is the term given to the care you and your family receive when coping with a terminal illness. It not only involves managing the condition, but provides psychological, social and spiritual support to ensure the best quality of life for patients and their families.

Today, we explore the effects Palliative Care has on those that help us live with terminal conditions.

In the interview below we talk with Lorraine Gardiner about her job as a Palliative Care nurse. She discusses the challenges and the skills she has needed in the role.

Lorraine is a highly experience nurse and has worked in Palliative Care for over 10 years. We’d like to thank her for sharing her experiences.

Read on to explore the effects Palliative Care can have on those that help us live with terminal conditions.

1) What is your background and what led you to becoming a Palliative Care specialist nurse?

I studied Adult Nursing at Anglia Polytechnic University and qualified in May 1998 as a Registered Nurse.

I started in Trauma Orthopaedics, with the goal to work in a Trauma Resus Team, and then moved to the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital specialising in Spinal Cord Injuries. From there, I became a ward manager of a tissue Viability Ward at the hospital covering all complex orthopaedic conditions and trauma. This is where my interest in Palliative Care started as I cared for many patients with various types of cancers.

I moved into the community and worked for many years as a community matron in long term conditions, again satisfying my interest in Palliative Care. I knew I would be fine caring for older patients with a Palliative diagnosis, but I was unsure about younger patients and how I would feel looking after someone the same age as me. I took a bank band 5 position at the local hospice to gain a better understanding and see how I would manage. Although it was hard, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do! I was then lucky enough obtain a Macmillan Palliative Nurse Specialist position and upon starting I knew I’d found exactly where I wanted to be.

I now develop admission avoidance services and Palliative Care/End of Life Care is key as it’s about keeping patients out of hospital, and finding the right people to care for them. We also help to educate Care Home staff on Palliative Care and Dying, identify to GP’s when patients are deteriorating and speak to families of those who have taken a sudden dip in their condition.

I am passionate about Palliative Nursing and feel that being a Palliative Care Nurse is a very privileged position.

2) What qualifications and additional training did you undertake to become a specialist nurse?

I did my degree in Nursing Practice, Independent Nurse Prescribing course, Advanced Communication Skills, Coronary Heart Disease Modules, Research modules, and lots of in house training around different types of cancers. I also shadowed other specialists to gain more information and insight.

3) What skills would you say are essential to being an exceptional Palliative Care nurse?

Don’t go in thinking that you’ll be wonder woman. Be open minded and listen. It’s OK if you don’t have all the answers. You must be a great communicator and understand it’s OK to have pauses and silence in conversation. This is mainly what the role entails and what your patients and their families want. Individualise everything you do, realise this is not text book nursing and every patient will need different things from you.

Be patient, calm, non-judgemental, compassionate, knowledgeable, and understanding. Have broad shoulders, show your emotions (at times), and mostly, probably most importantly, be real.

4) How do you see Palliative Care progressing in the next few years, especially with the incoming changes in the NHS and increasing shortage of nurses?

Tough question. I would like to see Palliative Care given the funding and resources that it needs with every professional really educated in Palliative care, especially End of Life care.

I believe more Palliative and End of Life Nursing is entering the Community, and I firmly believe that this is where it should be. Better care happens in the community and patients have more control.

The shortages of nurses in the NHS will have an impact, which is why we need to train more disciplines in Palliative Care. To me, the shortages are not just within nursing, they are across the whole of the healthcare industry.

5) Death is viewed as a distressing and difficult subject to discuss. How have you managed your own feelings in the more difficult cases you’ve dealt with?

I hug my children tighter and tell my husband I love him almost daily. I don’t take everything for granted. I do talk about what has affected me with my colleagues. I do cry, and it’s OK to cry. I’m human and some things really touch a chord as I can relate to them from personal experiences.

6) How would you describe a ‘good death?’

One where you have helped patients and family achieve their goals. Symptoms have been controlled, care has been provided, the patient is where they want to be, surrounded by the people they want near.

It’s ensuring dignity is paramount in everything you do, and your patient has control over what happens to them and been granted their wishes at every possible opportunity.

The discussions I have with patients and families are very personal, and I do consider my position privileged as I guide patients and families through the most difficult times of their lives.

A death where the family feel it went well, and the patient is at peace throughout is a ‘good’ death. But it’s also recognising that all potential possibilities were thought of beforehand, so that the family and patients are informed and know what is happening as each stage arises.

7) How have you seen things change in the time you have been practicing? Would you say this has improved care or worsened it?

I don’t think care has worsened, but it varies nationally. Some areas are far more advanced in Palliative Care and that does sadden me. When I qualified as a nurse, Palliative Care was provided in hospitals, whereas now it is increasingly provided in the community.

We are trying to move away from hospitals, and educate people that community care is better. However, unless patients wish to be at home, the options are quite restricting. Hospice’s cannot always guarantee they’re able to care for every patient who is dying that wants to be there. The closure of many Community Hospitals has impacted patient’s choices of where they wish to die.

Death and dying can be frightening, and as much as we try to prepare patients and families for it, when it comes to it, patients may change their minds. That’s ok. I would like to see more options available for patients regarding where they would like to die.

8) The Liverpool Care Pathway caused a public outcry after its inappropriate use was exposed for its failings. How do you think the public has reacted to the change in practices that have resulted?

There is still a lot of angst over the Liverpool Care Pathway and I’m frequently asked about it. The pathway itself wasn’t bad when executed properly and staff were educated how to use it effectively. Sadly, how it was utilised in some areas, and the coverage in the press, naturally resulted in some valid concerns.

I find that being open, honest and upfront with patients is the best approach. The public appear to be more open minded and are asking more questions.

9) Would you say there is still a degree of fear associated with Do Not Resuscitate orders and Advanced Care planning?

Yes! I believe this is due to professionals are not recognising the right time to have difficult conversations. This may be due to a lack of education and people being scared to open difficult conversations.

10) What would your advice be to a nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in Palliative Care?

Make sure this is really what you want to do. It’s not just about the elderly 97-year-old who is dying through old age, think about how you would feel caring for a 19-year-old just starting university. Or a 38-year-old who has a partner and 3 young children. This is the reality of Palliative nursing. Understand that family plays a huge part. It’s not just the patient you support, but those around them too.

Gain experience. Shadow professionals. Don’t just focus on Cancer, consider your Long-Term Conditions too e.g COPD, MND, PSP. Palliative Care encompasses so many conditions in very different ways.

Challenge yourself. Explore the art of communication, and reflect on how you manage very difficult and fragile situations. Explore personal development.

The role can be hugely rewarding, but can also be emotionally draining so ensure you make time for you! Recognise when your colleagues may need a cup of tea to relieve a tough day, or just a listening ear. Sometimes, that’s what makes the difference.