• Taunton Hospice
  • Full and part-time hours available
  • Permanent
  • Salary £32,363 per annum* (pro-rata for part time hours) *Includes 18% unsocial hours’ enhancement

We are offering exciting opportunities and experience as we progress our ‘Hospice without Walls’ strategy, providing the right care in the right place at the right time ensuring that the care we provide always has the patient at its centre.   

If you are a Registered Nurse wanting to make a positive difference and who shares our values, we very much look forward to receiving an application from you.

You will:

  • Provide specialist palliative nursing care, advice and information that is patient-centred, holistic and quality driven, implementing the Hospice philosophy to ensure optimum quality of life for all patients across all clinical settings;
  • Offer advice and support to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological and social needs of families, carers and bereaved relatives;
  • Assist in managing, operating and supporting a 24/7 service for health care professionals, patients and carers, by providing appropriate clinical and non-clinical palliative care advice and support, within the boundaries of the service;
  • Assist in managing referrals in our central referral centre.

The post-holder must have:

  • RN1 / 2 qualification or equivalent.
  • Ability to travel to different sites and communities within the county.
  • Flexibility to work across a range of care settings and shifts, including evenings, weekends.

Working for St Margaret’s Hospice brings many other benefits including:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively you can join the Hospice pension plan.
  • Transferring your continuous service date, for the purposes of holiday entitlement, when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice.
  • Free car parking.
  • Confidential free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme offering:
    • Counselling
    • Support
    • Information and Advice
    • Vitality wellbeing health promotions

For full details and to apply go to NHS jobs.

Closing date:  29 August 2017

For more information please contact Jane Radnor-Ortiz, Community Team Lead - West. Email Jane.radnor-ortiz@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk or call 0845 070 8910

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and an appropriate Enhanced Disclosure application will be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check previous spent and unspent convictions that are not subject to filtering rules introduced on 29 May 2013.

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