SMH201906 - Staff Nurse

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Posted: 08/11/2018 09:19
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: 13.28 per hour plus enhancements
Location: Crimple House, Hornbeam Park
Level: Clinical
Deadline: 10/03/2019 23:59
Hours: 22.5 -37.5 hour a week (between 3 to 5 shifts)
Benefits: 21 to 35 days holiday dependent on shifts, Comprehensive induction and training with continuous professional development, fee parking, subsidised meals, fee DBS checks support from Clinical Practice Educator
Job Type: permanent

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?


Initially recruited as a Staff Nurse, applicants will quickly progress to co-ordinate shifts following the completion of a comprehensive induction and training programme, which will then trigger the higher rate of pay. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in palliative care and will ideally have post registration experience.


Benefits include


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 4 participatory training days per year
  • 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 Car Parking/Walking distance from Hornbeam Park Station
  • Free DBS/CRB check and Uniform


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


Interviews will be held arranged on applications at Crimple House.


We have a Recruitment Open day on Thursday 24th January 2019 @ Crimple House, Hornbeam Park Avenue from 2pm to 7pm, call in to discuss this and other roles.


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


12. 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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