18 months fixed term contract
Closing date for applications: 27 July 2020
Interview Date: 5 August 2020
Are you looking for an opportunity to provide excellent individualised nursing care, implement your knowledge and skills, acquire specialist knowledge of symptom control, develop your communication skills and embark on a career in specialist palliative care? We are seeking a new or recently qualified dynamic, motivated nurse with a passion for delivering the best possible care to our patients to fill this newly created post. You will be a compassionate and positive professional with sound nursing, interpersonal and organisational skills. You will become an integral part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, providing pain and symptom control, respite care, complex psychological support and end of life care to patients and their families.
In return, you will be joining a friendly and welcoming team with a collective aim of positively enhancing the lives of the individuals in their care. As a hospice, we are committed to supporting and developing all staff, in order for each individual to flourish in their role. There will be support and guidance given for the right individual through a specific preceptor programme in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of supporting patients with an advanced life limiting illness. There will be opportunities to spend time with other services which contribute to the provision of palliative care through a structured development programme. The knowledge and skills gained in this fixed term post will be transferrable to any other nursing environment you may work in. If you decide a career in palliative care is for you this experience will place you in an excellent position as you apply for your next post.
The Hospice of The Good Shepherd provides a range of specialist palliative care services for people living with both stable and advanced life limiting illness through its Living Well Centre, Family Support Services and Inpatient Unit to people of West Cheshire and the Deeside area of Flintshire.
You’ll receive a raft of benefits and support, including:
· Competitive salary
· A generous 36 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays
· Continuation of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members or join the hospice pension scheme
· Excellent learning and development opportunities, including preceptorship, induction and development
· Broad range of in-house education and support to attend external training and development.
· A staff support programme including clinical supervision, confidential counselling and occupational health services
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hospice of The Good Shepherd, for further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Debbie Evans Ward Manger or Liz Taylor Director of Clinical Services on 01244 851091