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Hospice Nurse (pay and benefits review currently in progress)

Join our outstanding Inpatient Nursing Team.

We understand that Registered Nurses are looking for a work environment where your skills are valued but allows you the time and space to provide compassionate care.

Our unique approach features one nurse and one healthcare assistant to four patients, a nursing ratio ensuring our patients and families receive the best of your skills and your time.

Do you share our ‘time to care’ ethos? If so, we welcome you to meet us for a coffee and a tour of our calming environment. To arrange, please phone our Ward Sister, Natasha Smith, on 01284 725700 or email Natasha.smith@stnh.org.uk.

A supportive team and an ideal environment to inspire excellent care

Our 12-bed unit is a well-supported setting where you work alongside a multidisciplinary team of fellow Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants, specialist Medical team and Allied Health Professionals. Additionally, our volunteers bring plenty of positivity and invaluable support to our ward. This diversity of skills, knowledge and experience is fundamental to excellent care, and the ward’s friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Set in the grounds of our peaceful gardens, our Sylvan Ward offers a calming environment for palliative care. At the same time, inspired activities such as afternoon teas, pizza nights and donkey visits make for lasting memorable moments; these are some of the most wonderful examples of holistic care our teams create for our patients and families.

To ensure a positive work-life balance, we facilitate a flexible, family-friendly approach by encouraging the team to self-roster. Our ward nursing team work a 12-hour shift pattern of days and nights. We offer a supportive roster; if you have special requirements for your working pattern, we encourage you to discuss your needs.

As an employee of St Nic’s, you will receive a range of fantastic benefits:
  • ·         Free onsite parking
  • ·         25 days paid annual leave increasing with service
  • ·         Excellent training and development opportunities
  • ·         Continuation of your NHS pension or access to a group pension scheme
  • ·         Provision of home-made meals available for staff in our onsite bistro
  • ·         Life assurance
  • ·         Access to Blue Light Card scheme with a range of discounts
  • ·         Health Cash Plan & Wellbeing programme (dentistry, optical, emotional wellbeing support)
  • ·         Enhanced Occupational Sick Pay
  • ·         Opportunities to attend staff social events arranged by our social committee (such as photography group, quiz nights and organisational picnics to name a few)
  • ·         Supportive line management, including regular 1:1s, annual appraisal and 6-weekly team meetings plus team away days
  • ·         Unsocial hours uplift of up to 60% for some shifts.
 Your start and future with St Nic’s

We value a successful start to your career at St Nic’s, so you will begin with a supportive and thorough four-week induction individualised to your needs.

At our heart is the vision we are well-known for in our local community – Everyone in our communities has support, dignity and choice when facing dying, death and grief. We strive for something better in the provision of high-quality care and do this by living our values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Equity.

We are looking forward as well. We are entering an exciting period of growth and now is a great time to join our organisation.

Get in touch

Interested? Our doors are open to you for a friendly chat and a coffee. To take your interest forward, apply today or phone our Ward Sister, Natasha Smith, on 01284 725700 or email Natasha.smith@stnh.org.uk.

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Location, St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury Saint Edmunds, UKContract details, Permanent contract, Full time/Part time, £28,338 - £32,253 (pay and benefits review currently in progress)