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Senior Staff Nurse – Community

Are you enthusiastic, proactive and passionate about palliative care? Then join our team at Peace Hospice Care in Watford!

We are looking for Nurses with excellent communication skills, a passion for individualised holistic care and the ability to work both autonomously and together within our developing multidisciplinary team. You will join us in an exciting, challenging and fast paced community environment. As part of the team you will deliver individualised care for patients’ families and carers supporting their wishes and preferences at home.

Experience in Palliative Care is desirable, however, we welcome you if you have post registration experience and are committed to providing excellent care, and are keen to learn and develop new skills in Palliative Care.

Job Summary
Peace Hospice Care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post holder will be required to work across shifts covering 9am-9pm. Although based in the community, post holders may occasionally be required to work in other Peace Hospice Care settings in order to ensure adequate staffing levels and to gain experience of the wider hospice delivery of care (e.g. Inpatient Unit and Starlight).

  • Key objectives:
    Proactively contribute to the delivery of high quality safe evidence based care
    Deliver high quality Specialist Palliative and End of Life nursing care as part of the In- Patient Unit multidisciplinary team.
    To lead on and coordinate assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient centred care. Ensuring a holistic approach that is sensitive and responsive to the patients ever changing needs.
    To be responsible for the coordination and smooth running of a shift and visits ensuring it is well organised.
    As a member of the wider Peace Hospice Care staff sign up and demonstrate delivery of the organisational agreed mission, vision and values.

About us
Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.
Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.
Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate its 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.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.

Role: You will be working a range of day shifts to cover a 12-hour 7-day service. You will receive additional out of hours payments and will be able to continue to contribute to your existing NHS pension scheme.

Department: Clinical

Salary: Salary £29,376 pa to £32,640 pa Full and part time hours considered.

Closing date:

To arrange your informal visit or for any additional information please contact Liz Kennedy or our HR department on 01923 330 330 Monday-Friday 9-5pm.

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We are looking for Nurses with excellent communication skills, a passion for individualised holistic care and the ability to work both autonomously and together within our developing multidisciplinary team. You will join us in an exciting, challenging and fast paced community environment. As part of the team you will deliver individualised care for patients’ families and carers supporting their wishes and preferences at home.

Experience in Palliative Care is desirable, however, we welcome you if you have post registration experience and are committed to providing excellent care, and are keen to learn and develop new skills in Palliative Care.

Job Summary
Peace Hospice Care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post holder will be required to work across shifts covering 9am-9pm. Although based in the community, post holders may occasionally be required to work in other Peace Hospice Care settings in order to ensure adequate staffing levels and to gain experience of the wider hospice delivery of care (e.g. Inpatient Unit and Starlight).

  • Key objectives:
    Proactively contribute to the delivery of high quality safe evidence based care
    Deliver high quality Specialist Palliative and End of Life nursing care as part of the In- Patient Unit multidisciplinary team.
    To lead on and coordinate assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient centred care. Ensuring a holistic approach that is sensitive and responsive to the patients ever changing needs.
    To be responsible for the coordination and smooth running of a shift and visits ensuring it is well organised.
    As a member of the wider Peace Hospice Care staff sign up and demonstrate delivery of the organisational agreed mission, vision and values.

About us
Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.
Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.
Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.

Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate its 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.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.