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Bolton, UK

Job Type

Staff Nurse (Nights)
Bolton Hospice



About the Role

Staff Nurse (Nights)
Bolton Hospice
The closing date is 29 December 2023
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Job summary
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 to work within the Inpatient Unit at Bolton Hospice. This will be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for anyone wishing to further develop their nursing skills and knowledge within specialist palliative care.

Actual Salary £26,134 - £31,814 per annum

(£28,407 - £34,581 WTE)

(Unsocial hours enhancements paid in addition to basic salary)

34.5 hours per week (negotiable)

The role covers a 7 day service and will therefore include weekends.

Main duties of the job
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 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.

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. A recognised post-registration palliative care qualification is desirable, although you will be fully supported in the role if you have limited or no experience with the specialty. 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.

About us
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.

Interviews will be scheduled for Friday 12th January 2024

For an informal discussion about the role and working for Bolton Hospice, please email a request to and a member of the clinical team will be in touch.

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 for this post will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy

Job description
Job responsibilities
To work with others to ensure the highest standards of nursing and clinical care to patients and carers.

To advise and support staff, demonstrate competence in the speciality and broaden remit in line with current evidence based knowledge and training.


Person Specification



  • Able to work proactively, independently and on own initiative

  • Adaptable and able to work in a team environment

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Assertive and confident

  • Ability to inspire trust and respect

  • A commitment to the vision and values of Bolton Hospice


  • Full clean driving licence and access to vehicle for business use subject to the Equality Act 2010.



  • Proven experience of managing change

  • Application of evidence to practice

  • Evidence of multi-professional working

  • Understanding and evidence of application of the NMC and other professional codes of conduct


  • Experience in the specialty



  • Awareness and understanding of palliative care



  • Registered General Nurse

  • Diploma or relevant experience


  • ENB998 or Mentorship

  • Recognised post-registration palliative care qualification



  • Ability to manage risk effectively

  • Ability to plan personal and professional development of self and others

  • Computer literacy

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Punctual, reliable and flexible

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Numeracy skills


  • Communication skills training

  • Clinical credibility within the sphere of palliative care

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

About the Company

Bolton Hospice

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