Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

£36,679 (£40,599 with Non-Medical Prescriber qualification)
Permanent | Full Time | 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday
Thornton, Merseyside


We are looking for Registered Nurse with a background in palliative care to join the clinical management team at St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton, Merseyside. This role provides an excellent opportunity to either, step up or continue to grow, into a management position and to train as a Non- medical prescriber.


About St Joseph’s Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country and now each year we provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas.


The hospice has 31 patient rooms providing high quality, end of life care, and is situated in 12 acres of beautiful woodland. Our community Hospice is a nurse led service which helps to create a home from home environment for our patients and provides ongoing support to their families. Clinical activity is supported by our in-house Non-Medical Prescriber nurse, a visiting GP and a local network of specialist clinical support.


What we’re looking For

You will act as a role model and mentor to our excellent clinical team, working alongside  MDT colleagues, you will ensure clinical practice is to the highest standard.   You will support the Inpatient Unit Manager with general management and professional development of the nursing team.

You will have the opportunity to continue to develop your nursing skills, as occasional cover on the units will be required. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years recent post qualification experience in a hospice or healthcare setting
  • Qualifications/training in teaching and palliative care
  • Experience of acting as a Non-Medical Prescriber OR St Joseph’s will provide the post holder with the opportunity to undertake the V300 qualification in order to act as the NMP in the workplace. 

Additional Information

The working pattern for the role will be 5 days worked over 7, predominately between the hours of 8am- 8pm. However, there should be flexibility and a willingness to work some night shifts based on Hospice need and to support staff.  

NHS Pension is available to current members.

This is an exciting time at the Hospice, and this is a pivotal role in shaping the future of our clinical services and our staff. If you would like to know more, please speak to Clare Waller (Clinical Director) on 0151 9326023

How to Apply

To apply, please complete and return an application form to recruitment@stjhospice.org.uk


This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 3rd December 2023

We reserve the right shortlist candidate during the recruitment period, and may close the recruitment window early.


 St Joseph’s Hospice is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

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