Band 5 Senior Staff Nurse (Nights)

Bolton Hospice’s consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home. We not only take care of patients' physical needs, we consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And we support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.

We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse and to work within the Inpatient Unit at Bolton Hospice.  This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for anyone wishing to further develop their nursing skills and knowledge within specialist palliative care.

Basic salary £29,011 per annum (WTE £31,534)

(Top Band 5, unsocial hours enhancements paid in addition to basic salary)

3 x Nights Shifts, 34.5 hours per week

The role covers a 7 day service and will therefore include weekends. Occasional rotation to day shifts will be expected to ensure essential skills are maintained.

The Role

Working as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team, you will support patients with complex clinical needs and provide hands-on, person-centred care.  Our staff strive to provide the highest quality of service for our patients and their families and carers, through a collaborative team approach.  As Senior Staff Nurse, you will be responsible for advising and supporting staff, therefore you will need to able to demonstrate a high level of competence in the specialty. 

What you need:

To apply, you must be a Registered General Nurse, who is enthusiastic and flexible with a passion for specialist palliative and end of life care.  Significant experience of multi-professional working within palliative care, excellent communication skills and clinical credibility within the specialty are all essential. You will have access to a range of training and development opportunities and be welcomed as a valued member of an experienced and supportive team.  It is expected that, from 1st April 2022, it will be a legal requirements for frontline staff in CQC regulated healthcare settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Therefore full vaccination status is required for this post (unless a medical exemption applies).

Why Bolton Hospice?

We offer our employees an attractive benefits package, including 35 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 40 days with long service (pro rata for part-time), generous enhanced maternity package, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, free parking, healthcare cash plan, subsidised meals and excellent training opportunities.  We also offer continuity of service from the NHS with respect to pension and holiday allowance.

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday, 25th January 2022

Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, 3rd February 2022

To apply please download the job description and an application form & email applications to

Bolton Hospice welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, marital status or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy.

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