Hospice | Hospice Inpatient (0101)
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
DBS required
Closing date

We are looking for a new Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our Charity funded Inpatient Hospice. The Hospice consists of an 18 bedded in patient unit, a Day Centre and a community team maintaining highest standards of palliative care with in multidisciplinary environment.  Services are provided for people with cancer, HIV and other life threatening illnesses and for their significant others.

Patient are admitted to the Hospice Specialist Palliative care In-Patient Unit for assessment, symptom control,  terminal care, rehabilitation, respite care and medical interventions from a wide catchment area of the following CCG’s primary care trusts of Westminster,  Brent, Camden, Islington.

This role would ideally suit an experienced Palliative Care Nurse from either a Hospice or Hospital Background. You will have previously mentored staff and trained junior members of the team.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

What are the main responsibilities of the Hospice Staff Nurse Role?
•    To maintain continuous high standards of skilled nursing care and professional practice through evidence based practice
•    To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice
•    To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner. To supervise and teach both trained staff, health care assistants and student nurses
•    To assist the Ward Manager in all aspects of leadership and management of the hospice in-patient unit
•    To assist in the coordination of services provided by the inpatient unit, and to contribute to the day to day running of the service.  To assist, where necessary, in the provision of other services provided by the hospice

Am I the right person for this Hospice Staff Nurse role?
•    Experience at Band 5 or above in specialist palliative care or oncology 
•    Demonstrable practice that is evidence based and up to date
•    Experience of identifying and dealing with risks encountered within own practice
•    Experience of supporting junior / less experienced staff
•    Able to use assertive communication skills
•    Able to conduct audits in objective and efficient manner
Why work for us?
At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.