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Join our expert team at St Peter & St James Hospice and make a difference every day.

Working for our hospice

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of Sussex providing specialist care to adults living with terminal illness and supporting families, friends and carers. We are set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow.

You will need your own transport to get to us as we are not on a public transport route.

We pride ourselves on being a values driven behaviour based organisation.  We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity.

The Perks:

  • Free onsite car parking
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • 33 days annual leave (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Generous Pension
  • Full induction and ongoing training & development opportunities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café facility five days per week
  • Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules
  • Staff discount in our charity shops

Please download one of our application forms and return your application to the HR Department, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.  Please kindly ensure that you apply the appropriate postage to avoid us being fined £1.50 per item by the Post Office.  Thank you.

If we can’t offer you your dream opportunity right now, we’d still love to hear from you. You could volunteer in your area of interest or get involved with one of our hospice events.

Current Vacancies

Staff Nurse – Community Team

Salary:           £27,233 FTE (£21,786.39 pro rata)

Hours:           8.30am to 4.30pm, 4 days per week to include some weekends

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

Closing Date: 13th September 2019.  The position may close earlier if there is a high response.

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of Sussex, providing specialist care to adults living with terminal illness and supporting families, friends and carers.

St Peter & St James is set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the well-being of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow!

Who are we looking for?

Exciting changes to our Community Team means that we are seeking a compassionate and motivated Registered Nurse with palliative care experience to work as part of the hospice Community Team in the provision of a co-ordinated and comprehensive service to patients, their families and carers. This will be achieved through the provision of specialist palliative care interventions based on a comprehensive person centered assessment, agreement of goal focused care planning, education and support to patients, families and carers, under the guidance of the Clinical Nurse Specialists.

The Role

  • For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click here Job Description
  • Reporting to the Head of Community Services you will work within the Clinical Nurse Specialist team to provide interventions that maximise symptom control and quality of life and support those who are important to the patient.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for this role.
  • You will regularly participate in multi-disciplinary discussions with medical staff, Wellbeing Services such as Counselling, Spiritual Care, Befriending and Welfare Support in order to meet the holistic needs of the patient and those important to them.
  • As a strong team player you will be working alongside the Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Information Administrators and volunteers as well as the wider hospice multi-disciplinary team.
  • Externally, you will liaise on a daily basis with District Nursing teams, Continuing Healthcare, GP practices, community physiotherapy services and care home staff.
  • A working knowledge of hospice policies and clinical guidelines is essential.
  • You will ensure that records are maintained in accordance with the NMC Code. You will also ensure that you comply with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Your Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse and current NMC registration.
  • Minimum of two years post registration experience.
  • Experience in Palliative Care.
  • Good level of IT literacy: you will be using Windows 10 and our Clinical System ‘SystmOne’
  • Proficient keyboard skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

What can we offer you?

  • We are committed to the continuing professional development of our teams through both internal sessions and the opportunity to attend external study days and conferences.
  • We offer supernumerary shifts when you start work with us so that you get to know the team including ‘shadowing’ a member of the team at weekends.
  • Regular ‘one to one’ meetings with your line manager and annual appraisal to agree your ongoing development needs.
  • Full induction programme.
  • Full programme of mandatory training: both online and face to face.
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays).
  • Option to transfer NHS pension subject to NHS rules.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free teas and coffees.
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme.

To apply, please download an application form Employment Application Form and forward to the HR Team, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4ED.

 

Current Vacancies

Apprentice Receptionist & Administrator – Business & Administration Level 2

Salary:           £8.21 per hour (£16,053 per annum)

Hours:           Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Essential:     Own transport essential due to our rural location

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of mid-Sussex, providing specialist life changing care to adults living through terminal illness.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice through our business partner, Chichester College, potentially leading to permanent employment.

Who are we looking for?

An inspiring, compassionate and self-motivated individual with a passion for learning. We will train you to manage our busy Reception five mornings per week and give you access to multiple departments every afternoon giving you a valuable insight into some of our departments including Fundraising, Human Resources, Facilities, Clinical Information, Wellbeing Services and Digital Communications. This will give you a valuable introduction to broaden the depth of your knowledge and skills within specialist fields. Subject to satisfactory performance and completion of the apprenticeship, we would expect to be able to offer permanent employment.

The Role

For the full Job Description, please click here Job Description

  • Working with another Receptionist and team of dedicated volunteers providing welcoming and friendly front of house support.
  • Greeting visitors, taking calls, booking meeting rooms and assisting with general administrative duties.
  • Working on a rotational basis in other departments to learn the ropes in HR, Fundraising, Clinical Information, Facilities, Digital Communications, plus others.
  • Providing a range of administrative support across the Hospice.

Your Skills

General IT literacy; you will be using Windows10 – Word, Excel, Outlook Express & PowerPoint. You will be trained how to use our in-house databases including SystmOne and Raiser’s Edge;

  • Good keyboard skills;
  • Good literacy and numeracy to GCSE standard;
  • Previous office and administrative experience advantageous but not essential;
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new skills and process information;
  • Flexibility to work across multiple teams;
  • Confident and outgoing personality – you’ll be working at ‘front of house’;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong team player but able to work independently when required to do so;A commitment towards achieving your formal qualification.What can we offer you?
  • An opportunity for ongoing training & development alongside your apprenticeship
  • Full induction programme
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension
  • Opportunity to transfer NHS Pension subject to rules
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Café Facility
  • Staff Discount in our Charity Shops
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests & allowance towards special prescription glasses for display screen users

Please apply by downloading the application form here Employment Application Form, or sending a CV to the HR Department, St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road,  North Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.  Alternatively, please get in touch with our business Partner, Chichester College.

Current Vacancies

Staff Nurses, In-Patient Unit

2 x Full Time Senior Staff Nurses (‘E’ Grade)

1 x Part Time Senior Staff Nurse (‘E’ Grade)

 Salary:  £25,155 to £27,233 basic pa, + enhancements

Hours:  F/T – 37.5 hrs (5 shifts) p/w, P/T – 15 hrs (2 shifts) p/w

Essential:  Own transport essential due to our rural location

St Peter & St James Hospice is a rewarding organisation to work for. We are proud to support our local community in the heart of Sussex, providing specialist care to adults living with terminal illness and supporting families, friends and carers.

St Peter & St James is set in 36 acres of beautiful countryside including ancient woodland; our environment makes a positive contribution to the well-being of staff and volunteers, as do our donkeys, Dylan and Dudley and resident cats, Jasper and Willow!

Who are we looking for?

Inspiring, compassionate and motivated qualified nurses with a passion for providing a high standard of person centred care at the end of life.

The Role

  • For the full Job Description, please click here Job Description – Staff Nurse Grade E
  • Reporting to an IPU Team Leader, you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the person centred care of a group of patients on a daily basis that is of the highest quality.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for this role as is an ability to support the person and those important to them.
  • You will regularly participate in multi-disciplinary discussions with medical staff, Wellbeing services such as Counselling, Spiritual Care, Befriending and Welfare Support in order to meet the holistic needs of the patient.
  • As a strong team player you will be working alongside other qualified nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and student nurses and will be supervising the nursing practice of junior members of staff.
  • A working knowledge of hospice policies and clinical guidelines is essential.
  • You will ensure that records are maintained in accordance with the NMC Code. You will also ensure that you comply with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Your Skills

  • General IT literacy: you will be using Windows10, Word and Outlook, and our clinical system SystmOne
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy to GCSE standard at least
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new skills and process information
  • Flexibility to work across teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The Perks of the Job

  • We are committed to the continuing professional development of our teams through both internal sessions and the opportunity to attend external study days and conferences
  • We offer three supernumerary shifts when you start work with us so that you get to know the team
  • Regular ‘one to one’ meetings with your Team Leader and annual appraisal to agree your ongoing development needs
  • Full induction programme
  • Full programme of mandatory training: both online and face to face
  • Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to rules
  • 33 days’ paid holiday per year FTE (including Bank Holidays)
  • 5% employer, 3% employee pension
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discount in our Charity Shops
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Free eye tests & allowance towards special prescription glasses for Display Screen Users

Would you like to visit us and have a tour of the Hospice?  If so, please get in touch with the HR team to arrange.  To download an application form, please click here Employment Application Form and return to the HR Department.

Current Vacancies

Position: Compassionate Neighbours Project Co-ordinator

Closing Date: 6 September 2019.  This position may close earlier if we receive a high number of applicants.

Salary:  £25,000 FTE (£15,000 pro rata)

Hours of work: 12-month Fixed Term Contract – 22.5 hours per week

 Who are we looking for? …

An experienced Project Manager with exceptional interpersonal skills.

The Role …

For the full Job Description, please click here Job Description & Person Specification

Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people nearing the end of life through age or illness, or who are lonely or socially isolated. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference; they are a network of trained volunteers who are willing to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community.

Your Experience …

As Project Manager you will have significant experience of community development and project management and will be used to delivering tight deadlines and project milestones. You will be responsible for managing the relationships between the hospice, the Compassionate Neighbour volunteers, beneficiaries and the organisation leading on the volunteer recruitment and training. You will be people-focused, quick to act and deliver and able to compile data and write succinct reports.

You will need to have substantial experience of working with volunteers and preferably have experience of end of life care issues. Ideally you will have experience of working in vulnerable people’s homes and working with people with multiple complex issues. You will be confident in representing the project and the hospice to external groups at all levels.

You will need your own transport to fulfil the duties of this role within the community and to travel to work as we are in a rural location which is not serviced by public transport.

If this sounds like the job for you, please download an application form and return to the HR Department at St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED.

Charity No: 1056114

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Current Vacancies

Speciality Doctor in Palliative Care

Six sessions plus an on call commitment (I in 4)

 

St Peter & St James Hospice provides Specialist Palliative Care to the local community of Mid–Sussex, covering a population of approximately 200,000. The inpatient unit has 14 beds, offering a unique combination of short term specialist and ongoing generalist palliative care. Other facilities include a Specialist Community Service and Wellbeing Service, complimented by a full multidisciplinary team.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Speciality Doctor to join the team at St Peter & St James Hospice. This is a substantive post.

Ideally, applicants will have some experience of specialist palliative care, or be a GP with a specialist interest in this field. The service is consultant led and the work is predominantly inpatient based. It provides an excellent opportunity for the post holder to further develop their skills and experience in Specialist Palliative Care.

For further details of the post, please email Dr Charles Skinner: charles.skinner@stpeter-stjames.org.uk.  (Currently away until 19th August).

Job Description: JD – Specialty Doctor

Application Form:  Employment Application Form

 

Current Vacancies

RGN Bank Staff Nurse contracts available

We are situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist short and longer term integrated palliative care.

As a qualified RGN you will also have experience or an interest in palliative care and care of the elderly.

Reporting to the IPU Nurse Manager, you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care of a named group of patients and ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with the NMC Guidelines’ Standards for Records and Record Keeping. You will also support the IPU Team Leaders in the delivery of a high quality and cost effective service of patient care.

Responsibilities will include you working as a member of the ward team and supervising the nursing practice of junior members of staff. You will participate in ensuring patients are involved in all aspects of their care, and also that partners, friends and relatives are involved in care in accordance with the patient’s wishes.

You will treat each patient with dignity, respect and understanding, in accordance with the philosophy of St Peter and St James. You will be aware of unit procedures and policies and ensure they are carried out safely in accordance with agreed policies. With your excellent communication skills you will liaise with all patients, their families and hospice staff and comply with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct for Nurses, Health Visitors and Midwives at all times.

Personal objectives will be agreed between yourself and the Team Leader and you will be responsible for maintaining your own professional development. This may result in the need for you to attend training courses from time to time, some of which will be mandatory.

Both full time (37.5 hrs) and part time (30hrs) contracts will be considered for this role.

Due to our location you must have your own transport.

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Job Description – Staff Nurse

 

Current vacancies

Bank Healthcare Assistant Contracts Available.

£8.21 per hour

Assisting trained nursing staff in the care of specialist palliative care patients, you will be working with a small and friendly team  and have the time to devote to establishing professional relationships with our patients and their relatives, and to be involved in the clinical ‘hands-on’ care to meet the physical, psychosocial and wellbeing needs of our patients. 

You will be involved in staff meetings, assisting with clinical assessments and maintaining mandatory nursing records.  At all times, you will ensure the patients are treated with dignity, respect and understanding.  Previous healthcare experience would be advantageous, but full training and support will be provided and all staff are encouraged to participate in further training and development, as well as attend all mandatory training programmes.

You will possess excellent communication skills, flexibility and have a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the comfort and safety of all our patients within the confines of established hospice policies and procedures.

We have a long-established relationship within our community and a strong reputation for providing excellent palliative care and support to assist with symptom control to maximise quality of life, end of life and respite.   If you have those special qualities to join our hardworking and friendly team, we would love to hear from you.  

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport as there is no public transport to get to and from the hospice.

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