St Gemma’s Hospice is one of the leading hospices in the UK. The Hospice provides expert palliative and end of life care, in a quality environment, for thousands of local people each year. It’s a prominent and respected charity at the heart of the local community with a large range of specialist services to support patients, their families and friends.
Working for St Gemma’s can offer a rewarding career in a friendly environment. Over 250 staff across a 4 acre site, Retail Hub and 24 Charity Shops work together to ensure that patients and their families have the best possible experience and receive the highest quality of care, totally free of charge.
We are looking for a highly experienced palliative care nurse with vision. The successful candidate will work closely with the Nurse Consultant and clinical leads within the Hospice and with other care providers within the community and acute Trust, to deliver an integrated service that is patient and carer focused.
The role will provide responsive, safe, high quality care to patients predominantly in the In-Patient Unit (IPU) but also across the wider Hospice ensuring that the service delivered reflects the Hospice’s vision and values and upholds the Care Quality Commission requirements.
As part of the IPU end of life care beds team you will provide a comprehensive assessment, admission process and review for those patients.
As a non-medical prescriber you will work autonomously under the guidance of the Nurse Consultant prescribing medications for patients receiving specialist palliative and end of life care.
You will have an expert knowledge base to support training and service development. You will lead on ensuring current issues and new developments in nursing, palliative and end of life care are implemented into practice in line with St Gemma’s Hospice Strategy and Transformation Plan.
You will need to be a registered nurse with expert knowledge, skills and competency gained through working in specialist palliative care. We are fully committed to your personal development and training needs anticipating that you will continue to undertake further studies in the future.
A passion for the palliative care of patients is essential, as is a commitment to further improving services within the Hospice. You will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, be a role model and leader, self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic.
We offer a competitive benefits package including generous leave entitlement, childcare voucher scheme, free on-site parking and subsidised meals.
To discuss this opportunity in greater detail please contact Catherine Malia, Nurse Consultant or Heather McClelland, Chief Nurse on 0113 2185500.
Please note that we do not accept CVs.