Reference: PH113
Salary: £30,906 - £34,005 per year (plus shift enhancements for weekends/nights)
Closing Date: 19/06/2023
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Registered Nurse – Inpatient Unit

“As a Registered Nurse at Prospect Hospice, I go home after every shift knowing I have made a difference to someone’s difficult journey when that journey can be all too short”

Are you looking to use your clinical skills in a caring, supportive and encouraging environment where you will make a real difference to patients and those important to them at a crucial time in their lives? Would you like to work in a supportive, friendly team and have the opportunity to develop specialist practice skills? If so, we are seeking registered nurses to join our inpatient unit team.

Hours: 36/37.5 hours per week over 7 days. Including either long shifts or short shifts, alternate weekends and nights shifts. Shift enhancements apply.

Part-time applications will be considered.

What is the role?

Our nurses are responsible for coordinating and delivering end of life care to patients with life limiting illnesses. It’s all about giving our patients the best possible quality of life.

You will monitor symptom control issues and support patients in developing coping strategies for living with symptoms. Provide support for those closest to the patient, as well as providing emotional and psychological support alongside other disciplines to provide a fully holistic and multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

You must be able to demonstrate the highest standards of nursing care, be open to new ways of working, have a positive outlook, lots of initiative and work well as part of a team. We have an excellent working environment with day and night 1:4 RGN/patient staff ratios. Supported by an experienced team of healthcare assistants and lots of opportunities for further degree/masters level study and development programmes.

It’s not essential to have any previous palliative care experience, as you will receive a full induction and ongoing training and support.

There will be a requirement to work shifts in the community and work flexibly across both teams as needed.

We will be holding a Recruitment Event on the evening of 15th June. 5 – 8pm and also on Saturday 17th June between 10 – 2pm, at the hospice. Why not come along if you would like to speak to any one about the opportunities we have for our nurses and view the inpatient unit.

Recruitment open events – Prospect Hospice (prospect-hospice.net)

We offer a great range of benefits, including:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (rising with length of service)
  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members
  • Generous contributory pension scheme for all other staff
  • Discounts with local retailers, gyms and service providers including Blue Light Discount Card
  • A commitment to supporting your professional development
  • Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing team
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking on-site

What is it like it to work here?

“Since joining the IPU at Prospect Hospice, I have enjoyed being able to provide hands on, person centered care with lots of opportunities to learn with a knowledgeable, friendly and supportive team.” Sarah, Registered Nurse

“Working here allows me more time with patients, to really focus on their needs and make their stay as pleasurable and comfortable as possible. We go out of our way to really personalise care for our patients to make them feel at home where nothing is rushed and they receive care at their own pace. I felt part of the team as soon as I joined and encouraged to develop my knowledge of palliative care, I feel that I make a difference every day.” Sonia, Registered Nurse

We kindly request that all applicants apply via the green “Apply” button or download the below application form and email to hr@prospect-hospice.net

IPU Registered Nurse Job Description – May 2023

Application Form

Our ASPIRE Values

We will be holding interviews on the 23rd and 28th June 2023.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional NMC registration.

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 an enhanced disclosure with barred list check to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Prospect Hospice is committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment. We recognise that promoting diversity and eliminating discrimination in our workplace will bring benefits for our people, our business and the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.