In-patient Unit Manager

Categories: Leadership.

JOB REF: J181-045
37.5 hours per week – Permanent
Salary Range: £36,292 – £41,424 per annum

Are you an experienced clinician with excellent leadership and strategic planning skills and a passion for developing innovative services? 

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician to join the Saint Francis Hospice team as the Inpatient Unit Manager of the 18 bedded Palliative Care Inpatient Unit.

Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for all patients. Inpatients clinical services are provided within a modern, personal and friendly Inpatient Unit, in the Community we have the Community and Crisis Support Service and Hospice at Home Service as also provide Specialist Day Therapy Services. Alongside these clinical services we have the hospice Pepperell Education Centre which has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programmes and study days.

The postholder will be joining Saint Francis Hospice at an exciting time of service reconfiguration and change as services are adapted to meet the changing needs of our local community. The Inpatient has recently undergone new leadership and has recently undergone a review of reporting structures and staff establishment to support our patients increasing complexity and needs of younger patients.  Our driving aim is to be able to support our patients in ‘what matters to me today’, and to this end we are incredibly flexible.

If you are a highly motivated and dynamic clinician with strong clinical leadership skills and demonstrable managerial and change management experience we would love to hear from you.  Excellent team working skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills are also essential to support sensitive collaborative working with colleagues, volunteers and patients.   

In return we offer clinical supervision, staff support, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment. Transfer of NHS superannuation scheme or a private pension scheme is also available.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or arrange an informal visit we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Hazel McGwyne, Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319.

If you would like to apply for this position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs (www.jobs.nhs.uk) Job Ref: J181-045  

Closing Date: 10th June 2016 at 3pm

Interviews: to be held week commencing 20th June 2016

Our Core Values

These values underpin all that our charity aspires to do and shape our external and internal behaviour:

  • Support
  • Share ideas and respect one another, encouraging everyone to succeed
  • Fairness
  • Treat everyone as we would wish to be treated ourselves; be courteous an aware of how our words and actions affect others
  • Honesty
  • Be open and accountable, working together for the benefit of our local community