Current Staff Vacancies

    • Registered Nurse

      Hours: Full time and part time hours

      Salary: £15.49 per hour plus enhancements for Bank Holidays

      Closing date: 30th November 2020

      Posts available:
      Full time - £30,205pa, 37.5 hours per week (12.5 hour shifts, on internal rotation)
      Part time - £20,137pa, 25 hours per week (12.5 hour shifts, on internal rotation)
      Bank (Days/Nights)

      About St Joseph’s Hospice
      St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country, our UK service opened in Thornton in 1974 and now each year we provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas. The hospice is set in 12 acres of tranquil woodland.

      The hospice has 29 patient rooms, split across 3 units, providing high quality, end of life care. Our nurse-led service helps create a home from home environment for our patients and provides ongoing support to their families. Clinical activity is supported by our in-house Non-Medical Prescriber nurse, a visiting GP and a local network of specialist clinical support.

      At St Joseph’s we feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to look after patients and families at the end of their lives.

      As a Registered Nurse, no two shifts are ever the same. Whilst on duty, you will lead the activities of a unit of up to 11 patient beds and be responsible for delivering high standard of patient care, with a team of Healthcare Assistants. On days, each unit is staffed by a Registered Nurse and 2-3 Healthcare Assistants, depending on the size of the unit. This works out as approximate 1:3 staff to patient ratio giving our staff the opportunity to develop a real nurse/patient rapport and provide holistic care.

      Staff are supported and led by the Clinical Management Team .

      What We’re Looking For
      We are now looking to recruit compassionate, caring Registered Nurses who are committed to providing high quality care to patients and their families and be part of a multi-disciplinary team.

      The successful candidate will have experience of:
      • Working with patients at end of life
      • Possess sound communication and have a compassionate approach in their work
      • Having a commitment to the provision of excellent care and delivering high standards at all times.

      If you haven’t worked in a hospice setting before, that is fine. We are looking for candidates with a passion for end of life care that have a broad range of nursing skills and backgrounds, that we can add to our existing expertise.

      Additional Information
      Benefits for full & part time staff include an employer contributory pension scheme, access to NHS pension scheme (existing members), 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), access to an Employee Assistance Programme, paid breaks, free meal whilst on duty and free onsite parking.

      To arrange for an informal discussion, please email Claire Irvin (HR Manager).

      There are a number of roles available, we intend to carry out shortlisting and interviews as and when applications are received. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for applications.

      The posts will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

      CVs on their own are not accepted but can be attached to a completed application form.
      to submit your application form, please email Lynn Bennett HR Administrator.

      Application form

      Job description

    • Healthcare Assistant NVQ Level 2 or above

      Hours: 36 hours per week based on internal rotation

      Salary: £8.72 to £8.89 per hour - depending on level

      Closing date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

      We are looking to recruit compassionate, caring Healthcare Assistants who are committed to providing high quality care to patients in line with their individual Care Plan and under the supervision and guidance of the Registered Nurse. To participate in safeguarding patients from abuse, communicate effectively, promote privacy, dignity, choice, independence and individual rights.

      To join our dedicated, caring team, you'll need a minimum of a Care Certificate/ NVQ Level 2 or higher and relevant experience – ideally within a palliative care setting. Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support. We expect you to have a talent for forging strong empathetic relationships with all kinds of people, whilst providing palliative care. Due to the nature of the role a flexible approach including the ability to work nights is essential.

      This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

      Free uniform and mandatory training
      Free onsite parking
      Free meals
      Auto Enrolment pension scheme
      DBS Check free
      Annual leave -20 days plus bank holidays

      Right to live and work in the UK
      Two referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability
      The post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check which will be paid for by the Hospice.

      Job Description
      Application Form

      CVs on their own are not accepted but can be attached to a completed application form.

      To submit your application form, please email Lynn Bennett or if you have any queries please give her a call her on 0151 932 2055.

    • Family Support Worker


      HOURS: 16 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday – 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm (days to be discussed)

      Salary: £13.77 per Hour

      Closing date: Monday 14th December 2020

      We are looking for a passionate, energetic and enthusiastic Family Support Worker to join our fantastic team at the Hospice.

      You will support the Clinical Director in the delivery of a pre and post bereavement and Family Support Service which delivers an empowering, flexible and integrative style of person-centred care to adults, families, children and young people in line with the Hospice values.

      This is an opportunity to work within a well-respected local Hospice; St Joseph’s is one of the oldest and largest Hospices in the country founded in 1962. Each year we provide care and support for up to 200 people with life limiting conditions from the Merseyside and Lancashire areas. The Hospice is situated in 12 acres of protected woodland.

      The successful candidate will be hold a Health and Social care or an Education/Counselling qualification and have experience of working with families within a palliative care setting.

      For an informal discussion about the role please contact Clare Waller, Clinical Director on 0151 932 6023

      For an application form and a full job description please see links below or contact Lynn Bennett, HR Administrator on 0151 932 2055

      Application form

      Job description

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