Registered Nurse - Community or IPU

Status: Fixed term contract for 6 months

Salary: £24,907.00 to £30,615.00 - Band 5

Closing Date: 21/06/2021

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

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk living with a progressive or terminal illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, 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’s 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 experienced Registered Nurses to join our Nursing Team on a 6 month fixed term contract. This role is working within the Community Team or In Patient Unit alongside the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Healthcare Assistant Team. This role is available as a result of service developments with hopefully more opportunities in the future.

Are you a Registered Nurse who wants to give the best possible care? Have you thought about a career in Palliative Care at St Elizabeth Hospice?

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”

In return we offer:

• mirror Agenda for Change with regard to salary, enhancements, annual leave and occupational sick pay (however not reckonable service)
• personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
• excellent training 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
• employee assistance programme
• free parking

A student nurse on completing her placement recently said:-

“People will forget what you say, they will forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel – you have made me feel like I can be a good nurse. My time at the Hospice has exceeded all of my expectations and has changed the way I will nurse – for the better’’.

Closing Date: 21 June 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 on 01473 707969,

For more information please use the link below to see copies of the job description and person specification.

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

The nursing career for you

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

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