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Employment Opportunity - Palliative Care - Staff Nurses

Monday, 1 July 2019

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, Scotland

Palliative Care - Staff Nurses

Full-time

Salary – Negotiable

Contract – Permanent 35 hours per week, 5 shifts over 7 days including weekends

Do you wish to nurse where patients and families always come first?  We are looking for Compassionate Caring individuals, enthusiastic about delivering care to patients with life limiting illnesses.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to this post, along with sound organisational skills and a commitment to ensuring that a high standard of care is provided to patients and their families.  You will be committed to the delivery of safe, high quality evidence based specialist palliative care and have the ability to work on your own initiative as well as being part of the wider multi-disciplinary team.  The post holder will bring a proactive influence to multidisciplinary team meetings and be expected to champion innovative practice within the field of hospice and end of life care.  You will work closely as part of the multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for the safety of patients and their own actions or omissions in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code. You will promote and participate in the achievement of the Core Values within your everyday practice.  Although palliative care experience would be desirable it is not essential and we are looking for an established staff nurse with a developed and broad skill set.

Statistics and accolades do not come close to painting a full picture of the personal and compassionate service our expert staff provide to all those in need of care.  In addition to our main facility, situated in colourful, landscaped grounds in Clydebank, near Glasgow, we offer a wide range of services to the local and wider community – including the Edwina Bradley Day Hospice, Out Patient Facilities, Community Specialist Palliative Care and Counselling Services.

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is a Direction Body which allows candidates fulfilling certain criteria to continue membership of the Scottish NHS Superannuation Scheme.  This relates to both their service and superannuation contributions.

As part of the Hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, organisational pension scheme, comprehensive induction, continuous and varied learning and development opportunities, free on-site parking, subsidised restaurant, gym/pool facilities, together with access to other benefits including the Cycle to Work Scheme.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role or would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Kathryn Nattress (Director of Clinical Services and Governance) on +44 (0)141 952 1141.  You can download an application form and read the Job Description at the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice website (www.smh.org.uk) and email the completed application form to Colin Ashwood (HR Manager) at [email protected]

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice’s team is passionate about our people and believes in their development and growth.  As a member of the team you can benefit from:

  • A Scottish NHS comparable salary (Bands 5/6/7)
  • Generous annual leave and public holidays
  • Comprehensive Education Support Programme
  • Development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Access to a Pension Scheme including, as a Direction Body, access for candidates fulfilling certain criteria to continue membership of the Scottish NHS Superannuation Scheme.  (This relates to both their service and superannuation contributions).
  • Subsidised Restaurant
  • Free staff car parking
  • Access to gym and swimming pool facilities
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme