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Registered Nurse

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
£28,407 - £34,581 (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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The Hospice at Home service cares for patients across Cambridgeshire who choose to remain in their own home in their last weeks of life. We are holistic in our approach and the care is tailored to each person’s specific needs. The compassionate team of Nurses and Healthcare Assistants provide practical and holistic care supporting patients and their families in their homes.

We now have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join us in a full- time, permanent role, based from our Hospice in Cambridge.

This role will work within the Hospice at Home team to assist in the responsive delivery of nursing palliative and end of life care, ensuring the highest standards of care are received by patients and their families in their own home.

Main duties to include:

  • Using a holistic approach and in partnership with the district nurse, patient & family to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual packages of care. Assess, monitor and evaluate symptom management Assisting in the effective orientation and mentoring of new staff and clinical placements to the team. Support individuals and carers to cope with their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being

The service provides care 7 days a week across Cambridgeshire and staff are rostered to provide this coverage. Whilst the rosters are created 5- 8 weeks in advance, there may be exceptional circumstances in which the job holder will need to be flexible to change a scheduled rota at short notice in times of clinical staffing crisis.

To be successful in this role, candidates must be a NMC Registered Nurse and have post registration experience within palliative care. It is also required to have a knowledge of a holistic approach to care giving and be sensitive to the needs of patients and families.

Due to the nature of the role, it is a requirement to hold a UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

We offer a range of benefits to our staff, including the option to retain membership to the NHS Pension scheme (subject to conditions.) Other benefits include:

  • NHS matched annual leave
  • Family friendly leave
  • Employee Assistance programmes
  • Long Service Awards
  • Discounts at our onsite bistro
  • Access to free parking
  • Ongoing training and development

Colleagues working within our Hospice at Home (HaH) team cover a wide geographical area, from Tydd St Giles in the North of the county down to Saffron Walden in the South, and everywhere in between. Although allocated to either the South team (Cambridge)or North team (Wisbech)base, colleagues work flexibly as one team in order to meet patient needs wherever they may be. For this reason, we are pleased to offer mileage expense rates in excess of HMRC as well as a lease car option. Whilst every effort is made to allocate patients close to where you live, this is not always possible we ask all of our colleagues to be flexible and attend patients wherever they are located.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS with Adult and Children’s Barred list check.

Please note that the salary quoted is based on full time hours and needs to be pro-rata’d for part time posts. We regret that we are unable to negotiate salary above the maximum stated within the advert.

We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview. We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation, and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults who draw on care and support and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity does not hold a sponsor license; therefore, we are unable to offer sponsorship to individuals who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, or that require sponsorship as a condition of an existing visa.


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