Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

    Hours: Permanent | Full Time | 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday

    Salary: £32,467pa (rising to £35,197.50 upon completion of Non-Medical Prescriber qualification)

    We are looking for a Registered Nurse with a background in palliative care to join the clinical management team at St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton, Merseyside. This role provides an excellent opportunity to either step up or continue to grow into a management position and to train as a non-medical prescriber.

    About St Joseph’s Hospice
    St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country 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 has 29 patient rooms providing high quality, end of life care, and is situated in 12 acres of beautiful woodland. Our community hospice is a nurse led service which helps to 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.

    What we’re looking for
    You will act as a role model and mentor to our excellent clinical team, working alongside MDT colleagues, you will ensure clinical practice is to the highest standard. Alongside another Ward Sister, you will support the Inpatient Unit Manager with general management and professional development of the nursing team.

    One shift per week will be spent providing clinical care to patients so you will have the opportunity to continue to develop your nursing skills.

    The successful candidate will have:
    • At least 2 years recent post qualification experience in a hospice or healthcare setting
    • Qualifications/training in teaching and palliative care
    • Experience of acting as a Non-Medical Prescriber OR St Joseph’s Hospice will provide the post holder with the opportunity to undertake the V300 qualification in order to act as the NMP in the workplace. You would be expected to be enrolled on this course within 12 months of being in post.

    Additional Information
    The working pattern for the role will be 4 days worked over 7, predominately between the hours of 8am- 8pm. However, there should be flexibility and a willingness to work some night shifts based on hospice need and to support staff. Working hours include one long shift (12.5 hours) per week on the clinical rota.

    NHS Pension is available to existing members.

    This is an exciting time at the hospice and this is a pivotal role in shaping the future of our clinical services and our staff.

    If you would like to know more, please speak to Clare Waller (Clinical Director) on 0151 932 6023.

    How to Apply

    Download a job description and application form below and submit your application form by email to Lynn Bennett, HR Administrator.

    Closing Date: 6th April 2021

    Job Description

    Application Form

    St Joseph’s Hospice is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission