Ward Sister (Charge Nurse) Band 6

The post holder will provide leadership for clinical services within the hospice inpatient unit, including managing, planning, and developing nursing services. The successful candidate will have a level of specialist palliative care clinical expertise, and they will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, development and implementation of care standards, and ensuring all aspects of care are maintained at a high standard. They will also undertake and participate in quality initiatives that meet the quality agenda, CQC requirements, and the organisational strategy.

The post holder will lead the management of the ward team, patient care, and family support on a daily basis. They will also be designated to take charge and deputize regularly in the absence of the Clinical Lead Nurse. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for advice for patient, family, and health professional telephone advice line out of hours, supported by palliative medicine on call. There is a rotational shift pattern workings early, late and night shifts across 7 days.

The successful candidate will display confidence, compassion, and empathy to patients, visitors, and colleagues. They will be self-motivated with excellent communication skills, utilizing clinical knowledge and experience, and acting as a resource to all nursing staff and other healthcare professionals. The post holder will promote a positive working environment, working with the IPU Clinical Lead to identify means of improving working practices and culture as well as representing the values, beliefs, and philosophy of Queenscourt and upholding and building on the reputation of the hospice inpatient unit.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight, Sunday 21st May 2023.

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If sufficient response is received this advert could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, so please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

To apply, please fill in the application form above and email it to recruitment@queencourt.org.uk or for further information or an informal conversation, please contact Dawn Garlick or Kath Mayer on 01704 544645

We offer:

  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 29 and 30 at respective 5 and 10 year anniversaries
  • We recognise NHS service in respect of holidays, sickness and salary.
  • We support NHS Pensions contributions for those with eligibility.
  • Enhanced maternity, Paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Occupational sickness scheme
  • Access to offers and discounts (including Blue Light Cards)
  • A comprehensive induction program with ongoing training and development
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance program (EAP)
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Supportive, employee focussed policies along with a wealth of wellbeing initiatives.
  • Working in a modern, bright, and welcoming environment.
  • Subsidised staff meals.
  • Staff receive excellent support and supervision from our management team.

Southport, Merseyside

37.5 hours per week, Permanent

£34,001 - £40,830 per annum/pro rata (Dependant on Experience)

Closing Date:
21 May 2023

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