Staff Nurse – Inpatient Unit

Job type External
Contract Type Permanent
Positions Available
Salary £29,809 (Pro-rata £19,873 for 25 hours inclusive of unsocial hour payments)
Reference Code
Hours Per Week 25 hours (worked on a rota basis over a 7 days/24 hour service inclusive of days, evenings, weekends, nights and Bank Holidays)
Job Description

The post-holder will work as part of our multidisciplinary team, undertaking holistic assessment of patient need, the planning, implementation and evaluation of care to ensure patients and their families/carers receive the highest standards of evidence based care at all times.

Do you want to join our forward thinking, developing team and contribute to providing high quality specialist and supportive palliative care for patients and families of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley

Are you:

Professional, proactive and driven to deliver excellent standards of care for patients?

Committed to working within a multi-professional team to deliver high quality palliative and end of life care?

An excellent communicator, able to promote choice, independence and self-care?

Do you have?

1st level registration with the NMC and evidence of professional development

Experience in the care of adults with life limiting illness, palliative and end of life care needs

The ability to take responsibility for the care of patients, working with and supporting the development of others including students, support staff and volunteers?

If you have answered yes to the above please complete an application form available

Person Specification


Work effectively as a team member to provide excellent standards of patient care within the Inpatient Unit

Be responsible for the assessment planning and evaluation of effective programmes of care for patients seeking support were needed

Be responsible for delivery of care to individual patients within their team, ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice

Be responsible for evaluating that care is planned and delivered in accordance with care plans and making relevant changes as necessary

Prioritise own workload and direct as appropriate the work load of others based upon patient need

Ensure that patients and their carers receive the highest standards of care at all times  Take responsibility for a shift as delegated

Hold the keys to the Controlled Drug Cupboard when in charge being accountable for access to the Controlled Drug Cupboard

Take responsibility for the 24hour health professional advice line working within established protocols as delegated

Maintain clear, accurate documentation in accordance with NMC guidelines

Attend multi-disciplinary meetings as appropriate within the unit/hospice

Contribute to the discussions regarding patients they are caring for including liaising with healthcare professionals

Provide opportunities to patients and relatives to discuss care and raise issues

Responsible for complying with health and safety procedures

Work as an effective team member offering support to colleagues as required

Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patients and personnel is only used in connection with authorised duties


Maintain appropriate and respectful professional relationships with colleagues and other staff

Exercise good personal time management, punctuality, appearance and consistent reliable attendance

Act as an ambassador for the East Lancashire Hospice promoting at all times the hospice mission, values, and acting in a way to uphold public confidence

Conduct duties with regard to the hospice’s stated values that: - Patients are individuals and have a right to respect, privacy, dignity and choice - Staff are vital to the hospice’s success, and it is their contribution which provides the hospice with its quality service and reputation - Our services should be focused on meeting our patients’ requirements - Value for money is achieved making the most effective use of available resources

Ensure that personal actions and conduct apply with hospice policies and procedures

Ensure effective use of hospice resources.


Access mandatory training appropriate to the role

Participate in the hospice appraisal system and access training opportunities to improve own knowledge and skills

Participate in the education and training of others as appropriate to the role


Ensure a safe environment by ensuring the reporting of hazards and incidents, completion of relevant risk assessments, investigation of incidents and implementation of risk reduction measures

Ensure effective use of all resources within allocated budget

Be involved in the ordering of all department supplies, ensuring that required items are ordered promptly and cost implications are considered

Respond to staffing crisis in being flexible in responding to rescheduling of days off Supports the systems in place to effectively manage resources

Support investigations for incidents/complaints they are involved with

Support the audit process Actively participate in change management

Support the use of information technology taking responsibility for inputting clinical data as required on to the hospice data collection systems


Maintain appropriate and respectful relationships with colleagues, volunteers, hospice patients and hospice visitors.

Be driven, motivated and committed to the hospice and its core values Participate in the education and training of others as appropriate

Act on any key messages, information, developments are communicated as directed

Ensure that personal actions and conduct comply with hospice policies and procedures

Ensure the effective use of hospice resources

Work with other professions to support effective inter-disciplinary team working


Ensure the security of information accessed in the course of your duties ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act, Caldecott principles and information governance best practice guidance Report any hazards or incidents in accordance with the Health Safety and Risk Management Policy and procedures Comply with the East Lancashire Hospice ‘no smoking’ policy in all hospice premises and grounds Be responsible for maintaining own vaccinations including Hepatitis B immunity (as applicable).

Ensure that infection control measures are followed in relation to your role Work at all times to safeguard the rights of individuals promoting their wellbeing and protecting those at risk from harm, acting on any concerns related to safeguarding children and adults at risk in line with policy and local guidance

Work at all times to respect people’s individuality, rights and diversity to ensure equality WORKING HOURS The post holder will work their contracted hours flexibly rotating through days and nights with flexible shift patterns to meet the needs of the unit

Rosters will provide a minimum of two days protected as days off with all other days off being able to be changed in the event of staffing issues within the organisation.

NOTES This job description reflects how the post currently meets the needs of the service.

Since the Hospice is constantly developing and changing its services to ensure it meets the needs of the community it serves, the role and responsibilities of the post holder may change accordingly.

This job description will be reviewed annually at the annual PDR and may change as is deemed necessary.

Other Information

All enquiries and any further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager:

Name: G Barlow


Telephone : 01254 287003

How To Apply

Application forms and Job descriptions are available to download from our website: alternatively these documents can be obtained from the general administration team on 01254 287016