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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 Core 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. 

Job Ref: SFH 95
Bank Health Care Assistants, Inpatient Unit
£8.75 per hour
As & when required
We are seeking Bank Health Care Assistants with a passion for Palliative Care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the ward team of nurses.  Do you have a passion to make a difference in providing person Centred Palliative Care?

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the established team for Bank Health Care Assistants, to work within our ‘Outstanding 18 bedded Inpatient Unit’. 

Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has a 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 CQC KLOE.  

We provide Inpatient clinical services within a modern, personal and friendly 18 bedded unit, as well as Community Crisis Support Service, Hospice at Home Service and also Specialist Day Therapy Services provided at Pemberton Place.  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.   

Saint Francis Hospice has recently adapted and reconfigured its services to meet the changing needs of our local community.  The Inpatient Unit has undergone a comprehensive review of staff establishment to support our patients 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 to this end we are incredibly flexible. 
 
If you are interested and would like to discuss this career opportunity please contact either Kirston Challis, Senior Ward Sister on 01708 753319 Ext 2371 or Ward Sisters Debbie Alexander or Margaret Power on Ext 2228.

Please note that successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS clearance as part of the pre-employment checks.

Closing date:      19th March 2018 at 9am
Interview date: 26th March 2018

In the event of a high number of responses to this advert, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early without notice. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the advertised closing date then please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

To apply for this vacancy please download the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.  Please return your application to jobs@sfh.org.uk.


Job Ref: SFH 93
Casual Secretary/Receptionist (Bank Worker)
£8.75 per hour
As & when required - bank assignments are usually for a minimum duration of 3 days in one week
Would you like to have the opportunity of dealing with a wide range of services provided by Saint Francis Hospice?  The Hospice needs to employ experienced staff who can be available to work on a regular of occasional basis to cover vacancies and absence of staff. You will receive training in the requirements for the different roles.  

Key skills are:
Excellent organisational skills, 
Experience of prioritising a busy workload
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages 
Experience of secretarial or administrative work
Experience of dealing with the public, ideally in a healthcare environment
  
As part of providing a professional image for the hospice, you will need to demonstrate a caring and sympathetic manner to all those you have contact with and maintain excellent standards of customer care.

It is important to be aware that there is no set pattern for this work as the need for cover arises on a variable basis.  Bank assignments are on an as and when required basis and there is not commitment on either side to offer or accept assignments, however assignments are more often than not for a duration of three or more days in any one week.  Therefore applicants are likely to be required to work three or more days days during bank assignments.

Please note that the successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS clearance as part of the pre-employment checks.
 
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 close this advert without notice when we have a received a sufficient amount of applications, therefore please submit your application to us as soon as possible.


Hospice Trustees
Voluntary

Saint Francis Hospice has been providing care to people with life limiting illnesses in Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Brentwood and other parts of South West Essex for more than 30 years.  We are a dynamic and forward thinking hospice, always looking to improve and develop the fully integrated multi-disciplinary services we provide.

 

The Hospice has an 18 bedded In-Patient facility and a Day Services Unit but also works extensively in the community via our Hospice at Home and Community Palliative Care Teams.  In addition we have a busy Education Centre which provides extensive training programmes for a range of professional care providers.  We are a company limited by guarantee and charity funded by voluntary donations and the NHS.  The hospice employs around 250 staff and has over 800 volunteers supporting our work both in the hospice and in our 15 shops.

 

We are now looking for new Trustees to join our Board which is responsible for governing the hospice and planning its future direction with the CEO and Director Team. We are looking for the following range of skill sets and experience:-


  • Finance & Accountancy
  • Charity
  • Marketing and Income Generation
  • Board
  • Senior Level Clinical experience
  • Other professional experience is also desirable

 

We are implementing our 2015-2020 strategy with some exciting initiatives. The organisation has recently achieved ‘Outstanding’ recognition following our Care Quality Commission Inspection and we are continuing to develop the Board to support strategy, strong governance and assist the Hospice to move forward to deliver End of Life Services across our catchment areas.

 

The Trustee role is a voluntary role and the successful applicant would be expected to attend Board and Governance Committee meetings as well as attend some functions and events.

 

The role is extremely worthwhile and very rewarding, providing an opportunity to be fully involved in ensuring that our patients continue to get the high standard of quality care they deserve.

 

Interested candidates who have the commitment and time for this exciting voluntary role and for the opportunity to have an informal visit please contact Lisa Anderson, EA to the CEO & Chairman on 01708 771432. Alternatively send your Curriculum Vitae to lisaanderson@sfh.org.uk or via post for the attention of the Chairman at Saint Francis Hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex RM4 1QH.

Job Ref: J181-158 Staff Nurse, Inpatient Unit - Full Time 
Job Ref: J181-159 Staff Nurse, Inpatient Unit - Part Time 
Salary Range: £24,882 to £27,225 per annum pro rata
Full Time post 37.5 hours per week, Part Time post 22.5 hours per week. permanent
An opportunity has arisen for two Staff Nurse posts with occasional rotation to nights within the Inpatient Unit.  We are seeking nurses with a passion for palliative care, highly motivated and forward thinking to work within the existing caring and dynamic team of nurses.

Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has a 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 the Care Quality Commission, Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE).

If you are an enthusiastic and caring 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 Kirston Challis our Senior Ward Sister on 01708 753319 Ext 2317 or Hazel McGwyne, Head of Quality and Audit on ext. 2349.

If you would like to apply for the Staff Nurse positions, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.  The job reference number is J181- 158 for the full time post and J181-159 for the part time post.

Closing date:  22nd February 2018 
Interview date:    2nd March 2018


Job Ref: SFH 87
Ward Clerk/Admin Support
Starting at £17,119 per annum, pro rata
Part time, 15 hours per week, fixed term contract for 1 year

Weekend and one day a week admin support for our

Inpatient Unit and Head of Quality and Audit


We are looking for a motivated and flexible individual who has great admin skills.


We need someone with experience to work weekend mornings in our dynamic and busy IPU and to work one day a week to provide administrative support for our Head of Quality and Audit.


You will need to be flexible and passionate about maintaining our quality service which has been awarded Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.  You will be well supported by our experienced and existing ward clerk team of 2.


Our vision is to help anyone in the community who has a 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 CQC KLOE. 


If you are looking for an opportunity to work within this very specialist and caring environment 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 Hazel McGwyne, Head of Quality and Audit on 01708 753319 Ext 2349.

 

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:     28th February 2018 

Interviews:        March 2018


In the event of a high number of responses to this advert, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early without notice. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the advertised closing date then please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.


View the Job Description and Person Specification for the Ward Clerk/Admin Support