Head of Nursing Services

  • Full time
  • Taunton
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Applications have closed.
  • £53,842

St Margaret’s Hospice are recruiting for a Head of Nursing Services.

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a real difference? Then a career at St Margaret’s Hospice Care could be for you!

St Margaret’s Hospice Care provides holistic specialist palliative care to people with life limiting conditions in Somerset.

Are you an exceptional nurse leader with strategic vision who will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure fit for purpose, integrated service that supports, enables and cares for patients and carers across all of St Margaret’s Hospice Care services?

The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership and management of nursing services, ensuring close and consistent working practices across sites and services. This includes inpatient and community teams, the Central Referral Centre, 24 hour advice line and hotel services with hospice centres in Taunton and Yeovil.

The successful candidate will be patient outcome focused and will have an outstanding record of inspiring and driving change, demonstrating quality improvements and will be instrumental in ensuring that the right services reach more people who could benefit from the support of St Margaret’s Hospice Care.

We are looking for candidates with extensive post registration experience, where personal qualities and passion will be as important as professional experience.

In return we offer a competitive salary, but also a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment. There will be opportunities to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of being an integral part of the St. Margaret’s Hospice Care team helping make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset. Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively you can join the Hospice pension plan.
  • Recognising your continuous service date for holiday entitlement when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice
  • Free car parking

Confidential and free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family offering:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Legal, Financial and Medical Information and Advice
  • A Vitality & Wellbeing health portal

For further information about the role or to arrange an informal visit please email Joy Milliken, Clinical Director.

For full details and to apply go to NHS Jobs

Closing date:  Friday 31 July 2020

Interview date:  Thursday 13 or Friday 14 August 2020 (to be confirmed)

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