Registered Nurse - Nights

Salary: Band 6 - £15.55 - £16.63 per hour plus enhancements
Hours: 60 hours per month (Fridays nights and alternate Saturday nights)
End date: Closing date: 31 January 2020

A new opportunity has developed for a Registered Nurse to join our highly regarded nursing team on the Inpatient Unit (IPU). This is an exciting time to join the Hospice team as we recently moved to our new purpose built facility in Bosham, providing excellent facilities to deliver our specialist care.

The successful candidate will lead the nursing team on a shift including students; 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 2 years post registration and a relevant qualification, together with experience in a Palliative Care setting is essential. Access to the education and training provided at our Education Centre is available to all staff.

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, or a continuation of NHS 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 please contact:

Jacqui Bourne, Lead Nurse Inpatient Services or Cathy Newsam, Ward Sister, or by telephone 01243 775302.


  • Regularly leads the nursing team on a shift
  • Delivers high standard of individualised care to patients and families/carers
  • Supervises and directs staff and students working on the inpatient unit


  • People – 41 Employees, multi-disciplinary team members, 4-5 Inpatient Volunteers plus student nurses
  • Leads continuity of patient care on shift


  • 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 and implemented and evaluated regularly
  • Takes charge of the ward, in the absence of a more senior nurse to ensure patient needs are met and a safe environment is maintained
  • Liaises with all members of the multidisciplinary team on the ward to ensure smooth working across teams
  • Motivates and directs both staff and volunteers to ensure high standards of performance and delivery
  • Take immediate action on complaints and untoward incidents and report to Senior Ward Staff / Lead Nurse Inpatient Services
  • 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
  • Stretches and develops the capability of the team through support and guidance and completes annual performance reviews for Nursing Auxiliaries.
  • Participates in the induction of staff
  • 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
  • Communicates clearly and regularly with their Line manager and colleagues
  • Carries out training and competency based assessments
  • Practices in accordance with the NMC Code
  • 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
  • Minimum 2 years post registration
  • Palliative Care experience
  • Relevant post registration qualifications
  • Teaching and leadership skills


  • People Care
  • Motivation & Initiative
  • Change & Adaptability
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Analysis & Decision Making Ability
  • Coaching & Teamwork
  • Leadership

To Apply:

Please send your completed application form to HR Admin, St Wilfrid's Hospice, Walton Lane, Bosham, West Sussex, PO18 8QB, or email