SMH202003 - Full Time Staff Nurse

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Posted: 18/12/2019 14:54
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: circa £28,692 per annum
Location: Harrogate
Level: Clinical
Deadline: 28/02/2020 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: 35 days holiday, Free on site car park, Comprehensive induction programme, contributory Pension Scheme , Employee Assistance Programme
Job Type: permanent


37.5 hours per week (5 shifts per week)

Salary £28,692 circa per annum


Harrogate District Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Talking Spaces.


Are you an enthusiastic, motivated registered nurse looking to be involved in providing excellent palliative care? Do you wish to join a team dedicated to enhancing the provision of services within a multi-disciplinary approach for End of Life Care?


Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in palliative care and will ideally have post registration experience although preceptorships are available.


Benefits include:-


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 35 paid days holiday per year
  • 4 participatory training days per year (fully funded)
  • Assistance and guidance for revalidation
  • Support from a Clinical Practice Educator
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme with Continuous Professional Development
  • Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 8% and variable employee contribution
  • Dining Facilities with subsidised meals
  • Free on site Car Parking/Walking distance from Hornbeam Park Station
  • Free DBS/CRB check and Uniform
  • Employee Assistance programme


We welcome any potential candidates to visit prior to application, please call 01423 876086 to arrange a mutually suitable appointment.


Interviews will be arranged upon application at Crimple House, Harrogate.


Job Description


Job Summary


To be an effective part of the Nursing team to ensure the provision of a high level of specialist palliative care within a multi-disciplinary approach.


Key Tasks


1. To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, deliver and evaluate specialist palliative nursing care for allocated patients in the Hospice.


2. To act as Shift Co-ordinator on a regular basis undertaking the different tasks outlined in the role description.


3. To ensure that accurate records of care are maintained according to standards, with appropriate details and in line with legal requirements.


4. To work with the Infection Prevention and Control Team to ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control within the hospice


5. To ensure that all clinical practice is of the highest standard following clinical policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.


6. To work with members of the multi-disciplinary team in order to meet the needs of patients and their families


7. To provide mentorship and teaching to students  and new members of the team to provide a positive learning environment which enables them to achieve the aims of their placement or complete their orientation, mentorship, and induction as appropriate


8. To ensure safe working practices are maintained within the In Patient Unit.


9. To ensure that actively keep up to date with developments, and advances in palliative care by participating in educational opportunities, and ensuring that prepare to meet requirements of Revalidation and CPD.


10. To work with members of the nursing team on agreed specialist responsibilities, sharing knowledge and taking responsibility for the development and monitoring of practice and progress in that area.


11. To work with volunteers according to Hospice policies and procedures, in an empowering style to ensure that volunteers can fully contribute in assisting staff to achieve Hospice strategy


To undertake all duties in accordance with the law, hospice philosophy, recognised professional guidelines and the hospice commitment to equality of opportunity and collective responsibility.


The above tasks are indicative of the role to be carried out; they may change from time to time in collaboration with the post holder and in line with service need.


Terms and Conditions


Line managed by:

Head of Inpatient Services, Deputy Head of Inpatient Service, Practice Educator

Line Management:  




up to 37.5 hours per week


Saint Michael’s scale with fixed pay – basic salary plus enhancements    


Saint Michaels Premises


Person Specification



Essential Education and Qualifications



Registered Nurse with current pin



Essential Experience



Current practical experience of nursing in a clinical setting


Essential Knowledge Skill


Understanding and interest in End of Life care

Excellent communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Understanding of the requirement for accurate record keeping and skills in maintaining clear records

Understanding of clinical audit

Understanding of infection control issues.

Understanding of dressings

An understanding of and commitment to multi disciplinary working

Understanding of patient protection from abuse

Patient centred approach

Good Organisational Skills

Collaborative team working skills

Understanding of health and safety issues relating to an in patient unit



Essential  Attributes


Positive attitude to patient care

Self awareness and ability to recognise signs of stress and use coping strategies

An understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity

Commitment to continuous professional development of self and others, including specialist palliative care training








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