IPU Lead Nurse

37.5 hours per week,

worked internal rotation, including nights and weekends

Circa £45,000 per annum, including 16% shift allowance

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our In-Patient Unit leadership team!

As a team of 3 Lead Nurses, you will provide leadership, clear direction and support to the IPU team, promoting a culture of innovation, flexibility and high performance.

Working collaboratively with clinical teams across the Hospice, particularly our Willen at Home team, to ensure high quality, seamless, evidence-based Specialist Palliative nursing care is delivered.

As the IPU lead for the Quality and Governance work streams for the IPU, contribute to and participate in audit, research, service development and quality initiatives.

You will have advanced communication skills and proven experience of managing a team that provide 24 hour care, hold a developed mix of specialist clinical skills, you will be self-motivated with an interest in continuously improving the quality of patient care through good governance and supporting nurse led initiatives.

About us

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.
Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)with previous continuous NHS service recognised
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

Please contact Jackie Young, Associate Director for Nursing, on 01908 663636 should you wish to discuss this role in more detail.

To apply, please complete the application form below and email it to hradmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

Closing Date: 24 November 2023

Interview Date: 04 December 2023


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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.