East Lancashire Hospice

Staff Nurse

Post Title:                  Staff Nurse

Responsible to:      Clinical Inpatient Unit

Type of Contract:  Permanent

Hours:                          37.5

Salary WTE:              £32,582                  

Closing Date:            23rd July 2021

Interview Date:  Interviews will be organised as suitable candidates apply

This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice:

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Staff Nurse – Palliative Care:

We have a wonderful opportunity for a forward thinking, enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse, with an interest in palliative care and end of life care to join our friendly and supportive Inpatient Unit Team. The successful Staff Nurse will be responsible for the assessment planning and evaluation of effective programmes of care and the subsequent delivery of care patients, ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice at all times. You will be required to maintain clear accurate docum­en­ta­tion, attend meetings as appropriate and liaise with external healthcare profes­si­onals. Due to the nature of care we provide, you will be expected to prioritise your own workload and direct as appropriate the work load of others based upon patient need ensuring patients and their loved ones receive the highest standards of care at all times.

The Successful Candidate:

You will demonstrate excellent standards of assessment, care planning and evaluation of inter­ven­tions to ensure the needs and choices of people accessing hospice services are met.

You will have substantial experience of working within a caring role and have supported patients with life limiting illness. With good commu­nica­tion skill you will be able to work as part of a team and relate with under­standing and sensitivity to those experiencing life changing illness.

What we offer:

Supporting patients at the end of life is a privilege, and at East Lancashire Hospice we do all we can do ensure patients make the most of life whilst in our care. This makes working as a Staff Nurse at East Lancashire Hospice rewarding in a very unique way. Whilst you are supporting patients and their loved ones at a very difficult time, you do it knowing you’re providing the best care possible. The clinical team all work together with great pride in the care they provide, and you will be joining a high performing team with a supportive culture.

As an organisation we have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will also have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from all of the above detailed above, you will joining an organisation funded by your local community, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Gaynor Barlow

Email: Gaynor.Barlow@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 287003

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.

Job Description

Application Form

Alter­­­­­natively, these documents can be obtained from the general admi­­­­­nis­­­­­tra­­­­­tion team on: 01254 287016