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Are you looking for an opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team? 
A job at Saint Francis Hospice may be just what you are looking for.
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Saint Francis Hospice is a charity delivering specialist palliative care services both at the hospice itself and out in our community. Whether you're looking for a clinical position or wish to support the fundraising, retail or admin teams, Saint Francis Hospice is a supportive and forward-thinking place of work. 

We wish to attract applicants who adhere to our Values of Support, Fairness and Honesty. These values underpin all that our charity aspires to do and shapes both our internal and external behaviour. 

Please note the location of the Hospice when considering your application. 

Some jobs will require an online application via the NHS website, but this will be indicated. Applications which require completion of a Saint Francis Application form should be sent by email to jobs@sfh.org.uk. Applications sent to this email address will receive an automated receipt confirmation response, if you do not receive this please contact the HR department to ensure that we have received your application by the closing date.

As part of our work to ensure our resources are used for patient care, we would appreciate it if participants can download their application, job description etc. All communication will be via email, so please supply your email address. 

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Please note: If you do not get a response to an application within two weeks of the closing date, then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  
 

We would be grateful if you could also complete an Equality & Diversity Monitoring form when applying for our vacancies.


Please come and join us at our recruitment stall on the 30th November 2019 at our Christmas Market at The Pepperell Education Centre at the hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, RM4 1QH.  You will be able to find out more about our volunteering opportunities and the vacancies across all our sites.  We look forward to meeting you. 

Job Ref: J283-226
Senior Physiotherapist
Starting at £30,989 per annum - pro-rata where applicable
Up to 37.5 hours per week, permanent

Have you ever wondered what a Physiotherapist in a hospice does?  It is a rewarding role that will expand your skills and knowledge and allow you to really innovate in your practice and improve your communication skills, whilst helping people manage life limiting illnesses.

 

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Therapies team.  The post holder will support people in the community, our Inpatient Unit and in Pemberton Place.

 

You should be registered with the HCPC and have some post registration experience of supporting people affected by life-limiting conditions.

 

Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation providing care to people throughout the boroughs of Brentwood, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.

 

We can offer:

  • A supportive environment within the hospice multi-professional team
  • A structured induction and supervision
  • Excellent training and development opportunities in our purpose built Education Centre
  • Excellent working environment
  • Continued access to the NHS pension scheme or membership of the Hospice pension scheme

For more information about this post please contact Kathryn Owens, Therapies Manager on 01708 753319 on Ext. 2378.

 

Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

 

If you would like to apply for the Senior Physiotherapist position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs, www.jobs.nhs.uk.   The job reference number is J283- 226.

 

Closing date:     4th December 2019

Interview date:    19th December 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Senior Physiotherapist position. 

Job Ref: SFH 195
Retail Bank Supervisor
Hourly rate of pay £9.01
Bank - as and when required

To assist with covering our stores raising the much need funds for our charity by optimising sales and revenue generation achieving sales targets and maximising gift aid opportunity.

 

Promoting the good reputation of the Hospice by maintaining high standards of customer care and service, cultivating good working relationships with volunteers working in the shops, and helping to ensure that the local community can readily perceive that their donations of goods and their custom give support for the good work of their local hospice. Working across all Saint Francis Hospice stores providing holiday and other cover.

 

Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) basic criminal record check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

 

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  

Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk


Closing date:              4th December 2019

Interview date:           18th December 2019

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Bank Retail Supervisor position. 

Job Ref: J283-224
Community Clinical Nurse Specialist
Salary Range: £38,140 - £44,327 per annum
37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent

 

The Specialist Community & Crisis Support service provides 24 hour specialist advice, support and facilitation of care for those persons with complex symptom management due life limiting illness and support to carers of the individual within the home setting or at a nurse led clinic environment.

 

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, experienced nurse with excellent clinical palliative care knowledge base, to join our well-established specialist community service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. This post will provide varied senior experience in a multidisciplinary working environment delivering a 24/7 service by telephone, out-patients and in the home setting, to individuals, carers and other health care professionals in the community.   

 

The Specialist Community & Crisis Support Service works within the boundaries of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, and Brentwood and provides out of hours advisory telephone support to Redbridge. Working collaboratively with other internal and external health care professionals is an essential part of the specialist service.

 

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication, assessment and prioritisation skills, and understands the needs of those receiving palliative care /end of life care, a working knowledge of evidence based practice and the ability to develop a good knowledge base of current initiatives and developments in palliative care.

 

Any community experience with lone working involved would be valuable in addition to the non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards.  

 

Relevant experience of working at a senior level, managing a clinical caseload is essential with appropriate supporting qualifications and as well as any evidence of appropriate leadership learning.

 

Would you like to share your specialist palliative care skills and expertise with us?  In return we offer a variety of staff support options, professional development opportunities, excellent team working and a supportive working environment. Superannuation can be continued. 

 

Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) criminal record check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Maria Stripe/Jane Elmer SCCS Team Leaders on 01708 758643 Ext 2343 or Lesley Burrows Head of Community Services on Ext 2208. 

 

If you would like to apply for the Community Clinical Nurse Specialist position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs The job reference number is J283-224

 

Closing Date:  20th November 2019

Interview Date:  4th December 2019

 

Job Ref: J283-197
Registered Staff Nurses - Inpatient Unit
Salary Range £25,628 to £28,042 per annum, pro rata where applicable plus enhancement for shifts worked overnight, at weekends and on bank holidays
Up to 37.5 hours per week, permanent or part time considered.                                                    Also 3 nights, 30 hours per week (please make it clear on your application if you are interested in the night time post)

Do you have a passion for palliative care and looking for an opportunity to join a compassionate, professional and supportive team?


In return, we offer reflective practice groups and professional development opportunities in a supportive working environment where your wellbeing matters.

Our 18 bedded Inpatient Unit supports our patient’s increasing complexity and the specialist needs of our younger patients.  Our driving aim is to be able to support our patients in ‘what matters to them’ on a day to day basis and we are incredibly flexible.

We also offer continuation of access to contributing to the NHS Pension scheme or access to our Aviva pension scheme.

Free on-site parking

Subsidised canteen facilities

On site Education Centre and library

Employee Assistance Programme and access to staff counsellor

Social events

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion or visit, please contact Jo Noguera, Ward Manager, 01708 753319 ext 2317, or Ward Sisters, Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power ext 2228.

If you would like to apply for the Staff Nurse position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-197.

Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least seven days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

Job Ref: J283-198
Bank Staff Nurses, Inpatient Unit
Rate of pay £13.10 per hour plus enhancement for shifts worked overnight, at weekends and on bank holidays
Flexible hours, as and when required

 

We have opportunities for Bank Staff Nurses to work within the Inpatient Unit. We are seeking nurses with a passion for Palliative Care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the ward team of nurses.


Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has s life limiting illness to receive excellent person centred care when they need it in the place of their choice. We strive to continue to develop and improve services on a clinical and governance level in line with Care Quality Commission, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE).


If you are an avid and enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills looking for an opportunity to give your best and become part of an ‘Outstanding’ and friendly team we would be delighted to hear from you.


If you are interested and would like to discuss this career opportunity please contact the Inpatient Unit and ask to speak to Michaela Sen, Interim Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319 ext 2260, or Ward Sisters Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power on Ext 2228.


If you would like to apply for a Bank Staff Nurse position please complete your application online via NHS Jobs. The job reference number is J283-198.


We offer continuation of access to contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme or access to our Aviva Pension Schem
Free on-site parking
Subsidised canteen facilities
On site Education Centre & Library
Employee Assistance Program
Social Events

Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least seven days notice by email of invitation to interviews.

       

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Bank Staff Nurse

Job Ref: SFH - 183 
Domestic Assistant
Starting Salary £16,781 Per Annum Pro Rata
Part time hours available

 

  • Working at variable times and in different areas of the hospice complex as required.
  • Monday to Sunday between 06:30 am and 18:30 pm, including bank holidays as required

 

Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is of critical importance for us at the hospice both for the patients we care for and their relatives, visitors and staff who work here. 

 

For this position, the duties are to provide a cleaning, laundry, meals and beverage service to patients and to clean offices and other non-patient areas.  The cleaning work is very detailed.  There are set procedures to follow for infection prevention in the different areas being worked in.  Duties involve the use of ladders and steps to change curtains and high level cleaning and coping with steep stairs in the older part of the building. 

 

Duties include working in a sensitive environment.  It is extremely important that applicants are able to understand how to behave when serving meals to or working near patients and their relatives.  

 

Full training will be provided before you are expected to work independently.

 

If you have any questions regarding these vacancies, please contact Sarah Higbee, Domestic Services Team Leader or Jan Lessons, Facilities Manager on telephone number 01708 753319

 

Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

 

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  

Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk


We will be shortlisting and arranging interviews as & when applications are received and we reserve the right to close this advert without notice, therefore you are advised to return completed application forms to us as soon as possible.

 

View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Domestic Assistant positions.