Registered Nurse In-Patient Unit

12 month fixed term contract 

37.5 hours per week, worked over 3 long days including nights and weekends plus 1 x short shift per month 

£27,534 – £35,795 per annum, plus 16% shift allowance  

A highly rewarding and exciting opportunity has arisen for a caring, enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our IPU Team at this exciting time as we develop and expand our Hospice site. 

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.  

We are welcoming candidates looking for a truly rewarding position, who want to deliver the highest quality of care and demonstrate our Hospice Values, and are keen to join a caring, compassionate and diverse multi-disciplinary team delivering care of the highest quality. 

It is desirable, but not essential for you to have any previous palliative or oncology care experience, as you will receive a full induction and ongoing support. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the assessment of patient needs, planning, delivering and evaluating patient care playing an active role within our team. It’s all about giving our patients the best possible quality of life, the support we offer is tailored to meet individuals’ medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs. With an attractive staff to patient ratio, this is an opportunity to make a real difference to individualised patient care.     

To be successful you will need to be a Registered Nurse able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, use initiative and have excellent communication skills. As this post is rotational, we are looking for candidates who can offer flexibility in working night shifts and weekends. 

 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) 
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme for clinically registered staff  
  • 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. 

 To apply please complete the application form below and email it to 

 Closing Date: 2 November 2023 

 Interview Date: TBC 

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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.