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Registered Nurse, Inpatient Unit, Part time and Full Time hours available (22.5 to 37.5 hours)

£24,382 to £30,095 dependant on experience

Are you looking for an opportunity to provide excellent individualised nursing care, implement your knowledge and skills, acquire specialist knowledge of symptom control, develop your communication skills and progress your career in specialist palliative care? We are seeking experienced, dynamic, motivated registered nurses with a passion for delivering the best possible care to our patients to fill this post. You will be a compassionate and positive professional with sound nursing, interpersonal and organisational skills. You will become an integral part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team on our 12 bedded in patient unit, providing pain and symptom control, respite care, complex psychological support and end of life care for patients and their families.  Most importantly, you must be wholeheartedly committed to and motivated by the strategic priorities and values of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for the initial and ongoing assessment of nursing needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of effective care plans.
  • Act as nurse in charge following a probationary period, directly assisting in the provision of a high quality clinical and organisational service. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Respond to Out of Hours queries via the Hospice Advice Line once identified as competent
  • Demonstrate their passion to promote comfort, dignity, independence and patient choice
  • Demonstrate their ability to ensure the physical, spiritual, psychological, social and cultural needs of patients, and those important to them, are identified and attended to, maintaining the highest level of nursing care.
  • Use their own initiative and work well under pressure
  • Demonstrate an interest in all aspects of palliative care and long-term conditions

You will be joining a friendly, welcoming team with a collective aim of positively enhancing the lives of the individuals in their care. There will be support and guidance for the right individual through a specific induction programme in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of supporting patients with an advanced life limiting illness.

Benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Continuation of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members or join the hospice pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Broad range of in-house education and external training.
  • A staff support programme including clinical supervision and confidential counselling

Want some more information before making your decision?  For more information please contact Debbie Evans or Louise Saville-King on 01244 851091

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.