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IPU Team Leader

Prospect Hospice
Closing date
26 Apr 2021

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Team Leader - Inpatient Unit
£37,919 - £41,625 FTE

Prospect Hospice is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with clinical leadership experience to lead, motivate and inspire the nursing team to achieving the highest standards of nursing care and patient safety, working closely with the Clinical Lead for our inpatient unit in Swindon, Wiltshire.

As well as our inpatient unit, we provide care in community settings with nurse specialists, doctors and our family support and therapy team to provide the best possible end of life care to our patients.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 7 days / nights

What is the role?

We are looking for a unique individual who is passionate about palliative care and who is driven to work in collaboration with patients, families and other services to provide a truly individual, and person-centred approach to nursing. We value personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, warmth and the willingness to go the extra mile for our patients.
You will fulfil a true nursing leadership role ensuring an effective quality nursing service, whilst striving for continuous improvement. As the Team Leader you will act as a role model, teacher and supervisor for nurses, student nurses, healthcare assistants and to manage, co-ordinate and effectively integrate the volunteer resource on the unit.

Our inpatient unit is supported by our consultant and medical director, clinical nurse specialists including a trainee advanced nurse practitioner. You will also have the peer support of team leaders across the hospice's services and work with these leaders to develop and shape services and pathways of care.

About you:

- NMC Registered General Nurse
- Experience of managing people or large teams
- Experience of multi-disciplinary or professional team working
- Experience in implementing improvements to patient care

It would also be great if you have:

- Experience of working with patients and carers with mental health and learning disability needs
- A teaching or mentoring qualification
- Palliative care experience
- Management or leadership qualification or certificate, or willingness to undertake
- A degree in a health care related field, or working towards this

What we offer

We'll provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, benefits include:

- 27 days' annual leave entitlement
- A contributory pension scheme (NHS transferrable)
- Employee assistance programme
- Family friendly policies and practice
- Supportive induction, and training and development
- Free parking

Interviews will be held on Friday, 7th May 2021
Closing date for applications 29th April 2021

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 Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Equality & Diversity

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 are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, 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.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.

So, if you're seeking your next challenge as a IPU Team Leader, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Inpatient Unit Supervisor, Inpatient Supervisor, Inpatient Unit Team Leader, Inpatient Team Leader, or Inpatient Co-ordinator.

If you would like to find out more about working here you are welcome to call Carolyn Bell to have a chat about the unit and the opportunities here (contact details will be provided when you click the apply button).
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