Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Job Title: In-Patient Unit (IPU) Manager
Salary: £23,760 pa to £26,400 (Actual) (£39,600 pa to £44,000 WTE)
Closing Date: 27 February 2019
As a hospice charity Peace Hospice Care’s vision is to be the leading provider for Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care across South West Hertfordshire. To support this vision we have recently developed a 5 year clinical strategy with an aim to reach more people, and bring high quality care closer to home. 

In 2017 our 12 bedded short stay In-Patient Unit, underwent a complete refurbishment. With an upgrade of the individual en-suite bedrooms, creation of an open family/carers lounge/kitchen area and redesign of the clinical space. In this senior role you will be responsible for the overall efficiency and effective operational management of the IPU ensuring the 24 hour service is able to meet our Palliative/End of Life patient and their families changing demands as well as ensuring safe staffing and clinical standards are maintained.

In this position it will be essential that you are able to demonstrate strong leadership abilities in the coordination of the multi –disciplinary team. This is achieved by managing   a multi skilled nursing team and in collaboration with the wider IPU dedicated Medical and Allied Health Rehabilitation and Wellbeing team, and a range of different volunteer’s roles. 

In the role you will be a core member of the integrated Senior Clinical Team, and will be required to proactively deliver upon the clinical services and wider organisational strategic objectives. You will also be responsible for the implementation of new service developments and initiatives, ensuring the best use of resources. 

We are looking for a forward thinking Senior Palliative Care Clinician/Health Care Service Lead/Manager with experience of working in a bed based unit and ability to lead a team. 
Job description
Candidate information

In 2016 our CQC rating was outstanding for care with an overall good. We would expect you to have experience of leading a team so they can demonstrate Effective, Responsive, Safe, Patient-centred, evidence based care. 

Your outstanding character must align with our organisational values and you will be required to demonstrate that you want to make a difference and be an advocate for our patients, families and the population we serve. 

Peace Hospice Care is based in Watford and covers a locality population of 320,000.  We offer a professional exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers. 

There is pension scheme, including the NHS pension scheme and a number of employee rewards.

Planned Interview Date: 11th March 2019

For further information about the role please contact Jackie Tritton, Director of Patient Services & Quality on 07816 497120 or reception 01923 330330.  An informal visit is encouraged.

We reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications. 

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’.  These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.

Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications and therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.

If you wish to apply, please complete the confidential Application Form and Equal Opportunities form and return to:-

HR Department
Peace Hospice Care
Peace Drive
WD17 3PH

If you would like further information or would like to request an application pack by post, please email: