In-Patient Unit Clinical Support Worker

Status: Permanent

Salary: WTE: £22,816.00 to £24,336.00 – band 3

Closing Date: 12/02/2024

Hours: Full or part time.  Full rotation, 24/7 days a week

Interview Date:  w/c 19/02/2024

If you have a passion for caring and are interested in making a real difference to patients and their families, come and join the outstanding St Elizabeth Hospice team.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive or life-limiting illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, which means care whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice. We are well respected and praised for our responsiveness and expertise by people we serve.

We are seeking Clinical Support Workers to undertake a range of delegated clinical care duties, including recording patient observations and changes to patient clinical conditions.

Our ideal candidate will have a vocational level 3 qualification in care and experience working in a palliative care setting.

In return we offer:

  • mirror Agenda for Change with regard to salary, enhancements (however not reckonable service)
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • excellent training opportunities
  • employee assistance programme
  • medicash healthcare plan
  • free parking
  • extensive induction

Why working at St Elizabeth Hospice is so special:

St Elizabeth Hospice offers the unique opportunity to work alongside our outstanding multi-disciplinary team, providing planned and reactive or urgent care to patients and support to their loved ones.

Every patient and family member is valued and we pride ourselves in giving dedicated time to care for patients, whether it is in a patient’s home, on the telephone through OneCall or at the In-Patient Unit in Ipswich.

As well as joining our rewarding and well-respected organisation, St Elizabeth Hospice is here to support your career, with progression and training opportunities available to enhance your skills and development.

St Elizabeth Hospice is an innovative and compassionate organisation. Hear from employees themselves on why working at St Elizabeth Hospice is so special:

“Joining the hospice is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can’t imagine working anywhere else, it’s a very special place to be and to work.”

“Many people have said it must be very sad to work at the hospice, which it can be, but it is also the most uplifting and positive place that I have ever worked.”

“I wouldn’t change my job for the world. Being able to continue supporting people during difficult times in their lives, has been one of the most rewarding and proudest moments in my career.”

“People often assume working at the hospice is dark, gloomy and sad, but this is not the case. We work with the living and help make a difference to people during very difficult times in their lives. It is a real privilege to be a part of an organisation that provides this special care and I have felt this same feeling ever since I joined.”

Click here to discover St Elizabeth Hospice and what it’s like to work with us or view the document below

If you would like an opportunity to find out some more about working at the hospice, and how it can fit your own career aspirations, we recommend a discussion prior to you completing your application.   Please contact Rachel Wheeler, IPU Team Leader via email –

For more information please view the job description/person specification.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

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