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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/06/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: J184-A-20-0531

St Teresa's Hospice
Community Hospice Rapid Response Team
£13.43 - £13.97 per hour


Community Hospice Staff Nurse

St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington is seeking a Staff Nurse to join our Community Hospice Team, based at our Darlington Hospice.

15.5 hours per week/2 shifts in total. Candidates may apply for either one or two shifts per week.

Usual shift pattern of 7.75hr shifts on a rota (8.25hr shifts with a 30min unpaid break): 07:00-15:15, 15:00-23:15, and 23:00-07:15

St Teresa’s Hospice Band 5, equivalent hourly rate of £13.43 - £13.97 plus enhanced rates for unsociable hours.

NHS pension available for existing members; other pension schemes available for non-NHS scheme members.

Employer: St Teresa’s Hospice (independent registered charity)

We are a forward thinking, inclusive registered Charity with in patient unit, outpatient and community services, providing care and support to palliative patients and their families in their own homes and at St Teresa’s Hospice.

As the nurse on duty for our 24/7 Rapid Response service, the successful candidate will be based at St Teresa’s Hospice, responding to calls for urgent support in patients’ own homes and in community settings, providing high quality nursing care to patients with palliative and long-term conditions, including support for those approaching end of life.

Usually based on the Rapid Response service, the successful candidate will also be required to work across all Hospice services as needed, including Inpatient Unit, Hospice at Home and Homecare teams.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Current NMC registration as a registered nurse
  • Post registration experience working at NHS Agenda for Change Band 5 (or equivalent) or above in a nursing role, and professional experience of palliative care
  • Willingness to undertake work during the day, evening and at night and work across all hospices services as required

Please see the job description and person specification for further details.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by St Teresa’s Hospice. All posts are subject to a six month probationary period.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants. Please note, for business reasons, we are unable to consider applications for internal applicants to increase contracted hours to more than 31hrs per week in total.

To apply:

From the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy you can download the job description and person specification, and apply online using the Apply for this job button.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 8 June 2020

Interviews to be held on: the afternoon of Friday 19 June 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted between Tuesday 9 June and Tuesday 16 June, 6pm.

(We aim to respond to all applications, however if you apply and are not contacted by 6pm on 16 June then please assume that you have not been shortlisted)

St Teresa’s Hospice complies with GDPR during the recruitment and selection process. For information on how we process your data, please see the NHS Jobs Privacy Notice and St Teresa’s Hospice Privacy Notice – recruitment, which are available from the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy in the Additional Documentation and Further Links sections.

St Teresa’s Hospice is a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to employing and retaining disabled people, and we encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Darlington & District Hospice Movement

The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington DL3 7UA

Tel: 01325 254321

Reg Charity No 518394

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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