Palliative Care Senior Staff Nurse – Band 6

Location: Woking, Surrey

Status: Full Time / Permanent

Salary: £Band 6 - £32,306 to £39,027 pa (depending on experience)

Closing date: 15th August

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Woking & Sam Beare Hospice are pleased to announce the following position:

Palliative Care Senior Staff Nurse

 Band 6

We are a patient-centred charity that delivers palliative and end of life care to thousands of people each year with advanced life-limiting illnesses who live in Northwest Surrey, also providing support to their careers and families inpatient homes, in care or nursing homes or through its In-Patient Unit in the Hospice, as well as through the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre.

You will, therefore, be joining a passionate and dedicated team of professionals that make a real difference to the families across Surrey community.

“It’s a special type of work looking after patients in the community, a privilege that families let us into their homes at a very difficult time.”

Clinical Colleague

A successful Palliative Care Senior Staff Nurse – Band 6 will be:

  • Key member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are essential.
  • To utilise your advanced nursing skills and knowledge
  •  Have a can-do, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management of the Unit in conjunction with the Inpatient Unit Manager.
  • Experience of palliative care is desirable; it is not essential as we can offer support through our training and development programme.
  • Personal growth in this role with opportunity to develop your clinical and management skills.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant post-registration course
  • 1st level degree or masters course
  • Management/leadership course
  • Palliative care qualification
  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • UK Registration
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous, but not limiting in this position.

Clinical Staff Benefits

We are passionate about our colleagues’ careers. Along with our commitment to provide every colleague with a personal development plan to achieve their vocational goals, we provide the following industry leading benefits:

Annual Leave: 27 days rising to 29 days after five years’ service, rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service. If 10 years NHS service 33 days are granted.

Flexible Working: We fully support flexible working opportunities including working part time depending on the role.

Free Parking: Free parking is available.

Discounted Complementary Therapies: Our Wellbeing Team offer discounted therapies to all members of staff including massages and reflexology and Staff Wellbeing Days.

Blue Light Discount Card: Staff can apply for a Blue Light card that offers discounts across 15,000 retailers.

On Site Café: Our Garden Café based at the Hospice in Goldsworth Park offers a range of hot and cold food options including sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Hot and cold drinks and snacks with a discount offered to all members of staff.