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Hospice Nurses – Inpatients

Join our outstanding inpatient team as we enter an exciting period of growth and increase to 12 beds

Free parking available on-site with dedicated staff parking spaces

We are looking for enthusiastic registered nurses to work in our Inpatient Ward. The positions are full-time and part-time and there is a requirement to work across a full rotation 24/7. Applications from Newly Qualified Nurses would be considered.

Our 12-bed unit is a well-supported setting where you work alongside a multidisciplinary team of Senior 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 inpatient 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.

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

To take your interest forward, apply today or phone our Ward Sister, Natasha Smith, on 01284 725700 or email

Hospice Nurse (Ward) Job Description

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Closing date: 17th of June 2024 

Location, St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury Saint Edmunds, UKContract details, Permanent contract, Full time or Part time, 37 hours per week, £30,859 - £34,916 per annum pro rata