Senior Staff Nurse

London, Greater London, England
The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth Competetive Full time Save This Job
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
13 May 2024
26 May 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a new Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to join our Charity funded Inpatient Hospice. The Hospice consists of an 15 bedded in patient unit, a Day Centre and a community team maintaining highest standards of palliative care with in multidisciplinary environment. Services are provided for people with cancer, HIV and other life threatening illnesses and for their significant others.

Patient are admitted to the Hospice Specialist Palliative care In-Patient Unit for assessment, symptom control, terminal care, rehabilitation, respite care and medical interventions from a wide catchment area of the following CCG's primary care trusts of Westminster, Brent, Camden, Islington.

This role would ideally suit an experienced Palliative Care Nurse from either a Hospice or Hospital Background. You will have previously mentored staff and trained junior members of the team

Located in leafy St John's Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John's.

What are the main responsibilities of the Band 6 - Senior Staff Nurse Role?
  • To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care.
  • To maintain continuous high standards of skilled nursing care and professional practice through evidence based practice.
  • To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice
  • To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner. To supervise and teach both trained staff, health care assistants and student nurses.
  • To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources. To recognise the need for personal flexibility within the unit to ensure all aspects of the services are managed safely and effectively.
  • To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager and Deputy Ward Manager.
  • To assist the Ward Manager in all aspects of leadership and management of the hospice in-patient unit.
  • To assist in the coordination of services provided by the inpatient unit, and to contribute to the day to day running of the service. To assist, where necessary, in the provision of other services provided by the hospice
Am I the right person for this Hospice Senior Staff Nurse role?
  • Experience at Band 5 or above in specialist palliative care or oncology
  • Demonstrable practice that is evidence based and up to date
  • Experience of working with teams, motivating and empowering them to deliver excellent standards of patient care
  • Experience of identifying and dealing with risks encountered within own practice.
  • Experience of supporting junior / less experienced staff to improve standards of patient care.
  • Able to supports less experienced / junior staff to respond to feedback in positive manner setting objectives as required.
  • Able to use professional knowledge and experience to influence decision making processes in order to improve outcomes for patients and staff.
  • Able to use assertive communication skills to achieve collaborative solutions to challenging situations
  • Able to conduct audits in objective and efficient manner.
Why apply for this role?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits;

When you become part of the HJE Family, these are some of the benefits you will receive:
  • Private healthcare scheme worth up to £20,000 per year
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Blue Light Card discounts
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye check-up vouchers with contribution towards lenses
  • Free newspaper and media subscriptions
  • Local Business discounts
  • Discount in our Hospice Charity shop
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Free Cinema Society Membership offering discounted tickets
  • Personal development and training courses
  • Annual events and recognition awards
  • Career progression and increments
  • For employees joining us from the NHS, we can provide continuation of your NHS pension
If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.

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Job Details

Senior Staff Nurse

London, Greater London, Englandd The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
13 May 2024
26 May 2024

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