Registered Nurse - Inpatient Unit

Salary: In the region of £25,800 to £27,900 per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience, plus enhancements
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
End date: 5.00 pm 24th October 2018

A new opportunity has been developed for a Registered Nurse to join our highly regarded nursing team on the Inpatient Unit (IPU).

The candidate will deliver the highest level of individualised holistic care to patients and their families/carers, maintaining continuity of patient care which is planned and regularly assessed, you will be able to provide compassionate and attentive direct nursing in this acute setting.

Demonstrating a minimum of 6 months post registration and a relevant qualification, together with experience in a Palliative Care setting is desirable.

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes a generous holiday entitlement starting at 27 days per year plus bank holiday entitlement, a contributory pension scheme, or continuation in the NHS Superannuation Scheme, life assurance, and a contributory cash reimbursement plan.  We offer a friendly, inspiring and supportive working atmosphere with a committed team of colleagues.

Informal enquiries are welcomed; please contact: Jacqui Bourne, Lead Nurse Inpatient Services or Cathy Newsam, Ward Sister, or by telephone 01243 775302.


  • Delivers high standards of individualised holistic care to patients
  • Leads a team on a shift to provide compassionate specialist care to patients and their carers/families
  • May supervise and direct colleagues and students working on the inpatient unit
  • Practices in accordance with the NMC Code


  • Maintains a continuity of patient care on the Inpatient Unit (IPU) to the expected standards and procedures of the Hospice.
  • People: 2 or 3 healthcare assistants, volunteers plus students per shift
  • Communicate effectively with patient and families and at MDT
  • Engage constructively in case reviews and promote feedback from learning experiences


  • Promotes the St Wilfrid’s culture of excellence in patient and people care
  • Delivers a high standard of care to patients and their carers/families, ensuring that care is planned following individual assessments, which is then implemented and evaluated regularly and accurately documented.
  • Occasionally acts as team leader, in the absence of a more senior nurse to ensure patient needs are met and a safe environment is maintained
  • Contributes towards ensuring that the Hospice’s exposure to risk is minimised through safe practice and awareness of health and safety and infection control
  • Ensures safe custody of medicines
  • Challenges the department/service to make continuous improvement to raise professional standards
  • Liaises with all members of the multidisciplinary team on the ward to ensure smooth working across teams
  • Communicates clearly and regularly with their Line manager and colleagues
  • Motivates and directs staff and volunteers to ensure high standards of performance and delivery
  • Reports on complaints, untoward incidents and faulty equipment to Senior Ward Staff / Lead Nurse Inpatient Services following Hospice policies and procedures in all instances.
  • Stretches and develops the capability of the team through support and guidance
  • Participates in the induction of staff acting as a mentor where necessary to provide
  • Contributes to reporting of progress towards meeting relevant strategic and operational goals
  • Demonstrates awareness of the need to implement cost effective measures when managing resources
  • Works closely with members of senior ward nurses group to maintain effective communication
  • Liaises with colleagues in other organisations as required
  • Carries out training and competency based assessments
  • Counsels and supports staff on personal and professional issues as appropriate
  • Ensures the maintenance of a supportive atmosphere maintaining good morale
  • Participates in Hospice Audit Programme, attends ward and clinical meetings as required
  • Supports research based practice and the maintenance of a supportive learning environment
  • Challenges the department/service to make continuous improvement
  • Provides development training and support for self and others including mandatory updates
  • It is the responsibility of all staff to treat volunteers with respect and value their contribution
  • Works within agreed hospice policies, procedures and guidelines


  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • 6 months post registration experience
  • Knowledge of Palliative Care
  • Relevant post registration qualifications
  • Team working


  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • 6 months post registration experience
  • Knowledge of Palliative Care
  • Relevant post registration qualifications
  • Team working

To apply

Please send your completed Hospice application form and an up to date CV to:

HR Admin, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Grosvenor Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8FP or by email to: