Associate Practitioner in Community Specialist Palliative Care

Salary: £38,010 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: Full time and part time hours available
End date: Closing Date: 4 October 2021, Interview: 18 October 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Health Care Professional with experience and knowledge of caring for patients with a palliative diagnosis. The post holder must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to provide high quality standards of care for patients and their families at all times. This role requires a dynamic, experienced and confident nurse who can demonstrate excellent clinical skills.

The post holder will work towards a high degree of professional autonomy using expert knowledge, skills and experience in order to provide the highest standard of care including complex symptom management to patients at the end of life. Preferably holding a diploma or degree relevant to palliative care and at least five years post registration experience.  You will undertake a competency - based programme working closely with the Community Clinical Nurse Specialists and your allocated mentor.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly with days including the occasional weekend work. In addition to this the post holder must hold a valid, clean driving licence and use of own vehicle is essential.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice proactively supports the professional and personal development of its staff. We will provide training, clinical supervision and support, and this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.   

As part of our committed team, the working atmosphere is friendly, inspiring and supportive.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes holiday entitlement starting at 27 days per year, increasing to 33 days, plus bank holidays (pro rata).  Continuation of NHS reckonable service, or the NHS Superannuation Scheme may also be recognised.  A generous contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discounted gym membership plus a contributory cash reimbursement plan for you and family members is also available. 

We strive to continually lead with our values to develop individual potential in the workplace.  We welcome, recognise and encourage the valuable contribution that people from all backgrounds and experiences bring and are committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of discrimination.  

For informal conversations about this post please contact Nicki Hughes (Community Services Clinical Lead) on 01243 755302.

To Apply:

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

HR Admin, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Walton Lane, Bosham, West Sussex PO18 8QB

01243 755183