Senior Staff Nurse - Palliative Care

We are currently looking for a new Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to join our team. The post holder will provide specialist palliative care to patients within our Inpatient Unit located in St John's Wood.

Up to £37,311.33
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DBS required:
60 Grove End Road, London NW8 9NH
Closing date:

About this role

We are currently looking for a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to join our team. The post holder will provide specialist palliative care to patients within our Inpatient Unit located in St John's Wood working as part of our multidisciplinary team, which includes doctors and nursing staff working alongside our social workers, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists.

Patients are admitted to the 17 bedded Inpatient Unit for assessment, symptom control,  end-of-life care, rehabilitation, respite care and medical interventions from a wide catchment area across Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Islington, Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent and Barnet.

This role would ideally suit an experienced Palliative Care Nurse from either a Hospice or Hospital Background. You will have previously mentored staff and trained junior members of the team.

What are the key duties?

  • To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care.
  • To maintain continuous high standards of skilled nursing care and professional practice through evidence based practice.
  • To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice.
  • To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner. To supervise and teach both trained staff, health care assistants and student nurses.
  • To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources. To recognise the need for personal flexibility within the unit to ensure all aspects of the services are managed safely and effectively.
  • To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager and Deputy Ward Manager.
  • To assist the Ward Manager in all aspects of leadership and management of the hospice Inpatient Unit.
  • To assist in the coordination of services provided by the inpatient unit, and to contribute to the day to day running of the service. To assist, where necessary, in the provision of other services provided by the hospice.

Am I the right person for this role?

  • Experience at Band 5 or above in specialist palliative care or oncology
  • Demonstrable practice that is evidence based and up to date
  • Experience of working with teams, motivating and empowering them to deliver excellent standards of patient care
  • Experience of identifying and dealing with risks encountered within own practice.
  • Experience of supporting junior / less experienced staff to improve standards of patient care.
  • Able to supports less experienced / junior staff to respond to feedback in positive manner setting objectives as required.
  • Able to use professional knowledge and experience to influence decision making processes in order to improve outcomes for patients and staff.
  • Able to use assertive communication skills to achieve collaborative solutions to challenging situations
  • Able to conduct audits in objective and efficient manner.

Why apply for this role?

We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment, which enables our employees to not only provide the highest quality of care to our patients and their families but also be happy, motivated and confident individuals.

As well as our training and development programmes, we are committed to supporting our employee’s health and wellbeing, and offer a wide range of benefits. Some of these include:

  • Salary: Competitive pay with progressive band structuring.
  • Pension: Contributory pension schemes including continuation of your existing NHS pension.
  • Annual leave: A generous 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • Health and well-being: Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year, eye care vouchers, access to free, confidential one-to-one counselling, on-site Mental Health First Aiders and Freedom to Speak Up Champions.
  • Learning and development: Ongoing training and development programmes, external study leave and grants available up to £1,500.
  • Rewards and recognition: Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards. 
  • Flexible working: Flexible working arrangements regardless of length of service.
  • Travel: Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans.
  • Discounts: Discounts at our on-site pharmacy, charity shop and a range of local, national and online shops, restaurants and cinemas.

About St John's

We provide quality, holistic care to people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families across North London. As well as our Inpatient and Day Care Unit located in St John’s Wood, we work out in the community, in people’s homes, providing care to more than 4,500 people every year.

We welcome people from all faiths and communities across Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Islington, Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent. Our care is completely free of charge and includes day services, inpatient care, Hospice@Home, community care, therapies, social and welfare support, and bereavement support, ensuring each of our patients and their families are supported through every aspect of their journey.

How to apply

If you are ready for a new challenge and share our passion and commitment to providing quality, holistic care to patients and their families then we would love to hear from you.

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