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Senior Staff Nurse – Inpatient Unit

Are you a qualified nurse interested in palliative care? Would you like to work in a small, friendly team which is passionate about delivering excellent quality care to patients?

If your answers are yes then why not come and visit our Hospice rated outstanding for care (CQC 2016) and see the invaluable work we do.

We would like to hear from nurses who have experience in a hospital/community setting, specialities include but not limited to: oncology; palliative care; general medical and surgical; accident and emergency; critical care and community/district nursing.

The Hospice has a 12 bed inpatient unit offering a home from home environment for family to visit.

Job Summary
Peace Hospice Care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post holder will be required to work a range of shifts across the 24 hours, including rotation between days /nights. Although based in the Inpatient Unit, post holders may occasionally be required to work in other Peace Hospice settings in order to ensure adequate staffing levels and to gain experience of the wider hospice delivery of care (e.g. Day Care, Hospice at Home).

  • Key objectives:
    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 maintain a respectful non-judgemental and caring attitude ensuring the Peace Hospice vision and philosophy of care is integral to the care delivered and role undertaken.
    To be responsible for the coordination and smooth running of a shift ensuring it is well organised and staff and patients are safe.

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 in a dedicated team of nurses and multi-disciplinary staff delivering the highest level of care and be encouraged and supported by the Hospice to develop your skills and progress your career.

Department: Clinical

Salary: Salary £26,622 pa to £31,110 pa

Closing date:

For additional information or to arrange an informal visit please contact IPU Manager, Caroline Allen, on 01923 330 330.

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We would like to hear from nurses who have experience in a hospital/community setting, specialities include but not limited to: oncology; palliative care; general medical and surgical; accident and emergency; critical care and community/district nursing.

The Hospice has a 12 bed inpatient unit offering a home from home environment for family to visit.

Job Summary
Peace Hospice Care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post holder will be required to work a range of shifts across the 24 hours, including rotation between days /nights. Although based in the Inpatient Unit, post holders may occasionally be required to work in other Peace Hospice settings in order to ensure adequate staffing levels and to gain experience of the wider hospice delivery of care (e.g. Day Care, Hospice at Home).

  • Key objectives:
    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 maintain a respectful non-judgemental and caring attitude ensuring the Peace Hospice vision and philosophy of care is integral to the care delivered and role undertaken.
    To be responsible for the coordination and smooth running of a shift ensuring it is well organised and staff and patients are safe.

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