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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Contract: Permanent Full time
Salary: £32,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Herts
Closing Date: 28 Nov, 2017

Are you already a Sister/Charge Nurse seeking a new challenge or direction or perhaps you are a Senior Staff Nurse with lots of experience managing a team or shift and looking to move into your first Sister/Charge Nurse post?   If so, we would like to hear from you. 

Isabel Hospice is the only provider of Specialist Palliative Care to adults with life limiting illnesses in Eastern Hertfordshire.  We offer our services to a population of around 370,000, either at our In Patient Unit, our hospice Day Services or in the patient’s own home.  Its a great time to be joining us as we have exciting plans ahead for growth and the development of our service.

Our In Patient Unit provides specialist palliative care for patients and their families.  Working as part of a small team within our wider multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of holistic care are provided to patients and families.   You will provide strong clinical leadership to staff and monitor the quality of care, ensuring that individual needs are assessed and appropriate care plans developed.  You will be responsible for leading shifts and supervising the work of qualified and unqualified staff, giving clear direction, guidance and support.  You will deputise for the Team Leader when required, including conducting appraisals and the ongoing development of staff.

To be considered for this post you will need to be a first level registered nurse with current NMC registration and have experience of working with patients who have complex needs or who are coming to the end of their lives. Previous experience of leading a team is preferred but not essential but you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to succeed in the role.  You will need to be a good team player, flexible in your approach and able to work a full range of shifts including Nights, Weekends and Bank Holidays.

This role will give you the opportunity to develop your career and expand both your knowledge and skills with full support from a comprehensive training and education programme and the opportunity to work within a small, friendly, yet highly professional team where the highest standards are required from all staff. 

We offer annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and rising with service to 33 days, plus pension and life assurance scheme. If you are currently working within the NHS or contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme through another employer you will be able to continue with this pension membership.  We also honour long service NHS leave. 

For further information regarding the role or for an informal discussion, please contact

Jane Slater, HR Advisor in the first instance on 01707 382584 or by email jane.slater@isabelhospice.org.uk.  To apply, please download the application pack and forward the completed documents to Jane Slater, HR Advisor, 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JR or by email to Jane Slater

Closing Date for Applications is 5pm 28th November 2017