In-Patient Unit Team Leader

Status: Permanent

Salary: £32,306.00 to £39,027.00 - Band 6

Closing Date: 14/10/2021

Hours:             Full time – 37.5 hours per week.  Full rotation, 24/7 days a week.

This is a time of change and innovation within the nursing team.

Have you thought about a career in palliative care at St Elizabeth Hospice?

Are you a Registered Nurse who wants to give the best possible care to patients and families and provide support to a designated team of nurses within the Inpatient unit?

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 specialist support, 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.

It is a time of development and opportunity in the nursing team. We are not just offering a job, but the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to work within the multi-professional team, providing specialist physical, psychosocial and spiritual care to patients admitted to the In-Patient Unit

The post also offers the special opportunity to work across all areas of the hospice but is focused on IPU.

In return, we offer:

  • mirror Agenda for Change with regard to salary and enhancements
  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • Fabulous working environment with great staff to patient ratios and direct contact with our extensive multi-disciplinary team and volunteers enabling our staff to make a real difference to patients and their families
  • excellent training opportunities both within our own education centre and external opportunities such as Modules in Palliative Care and Leadership training
  • excellent career development opportunities
  • support with revalidation and ongoing CPD through both in-house and external education including an in house palliative care programme
  • experience in working in a 24/7 Specialist Community Team and a Specialist In-Patient unit
  • employee assistance programme
  • free parking

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 the nursing staff 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.”

“I have seen the best of people when they are in their hardest times and to be able to use my skills and experience to help these people is very important to me.”

Closing Date:    14 October 2021

Interview Date:  to be confirmed

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 Sarah Godfrey (Head of Nursing) via email on

For more information, please use the link below to view copy of the job description and person specification.

Please also click on the link below for further information on career development pathways at the hospice.

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

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