Qualified Nurse - Hospice at Home

  The post holder will be required to visit patients in any of the boundaries that we operate in.

About the role

Salary: £20.82 per hour for weekday shifts + £22.65 per hour for weekend and bank holidays

Hours: 18 - 36 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Role type: Permanent

Job Summary:

  • To Care for patients with palliative care needs as requested by St David's Nurses.
  • To provide support and respite care for patients and their families in their own home.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • District Nurses.

Key Tasks:

  • To work in accordance with the policies and procedures of St. David’s Hospice Care and CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales).
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To ensure patients’ comfort and dignity at all times.
  • To work alongside patients and carers, whilst also recognising their need for privacy.
  • To report any changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate St. David’s Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • To help with patient’s personal hygiene and toilet needs if appropriate.
  • To maintain a safe environment for self, patients and carers at all times.
  • To monitor symptoms and take appropriate action during shift.
  • To administer necessary medication as prescribed.
  • To be familiar with the Care Decisions Tool for the last days of life.

General Responsibilities

  • To recognise and accept the limits of personal knowledge and responsibility.
  • To be aware of one’s own responsibilities towards Health and Safety Regulations.
  • To verbally report any accident or untoward incident as soon as possible followed by written details.
  • To be aware of procedures in place to contact the St. David’s out-of-hours service, whenever advice is sought
  • To observe a No Smoking policy whilst on duty.
  • To observe a No Sleeping on duty policy.
  • To recognise the need and be willing to undertake any training identified as necessary.
  • To attend clinical supervision and hospice at home meetings.
  • To log in and out of Guardian to confirm that you have reached the patient's house at the start and end of the shift.
  • To contact the Hospice at Home Nurse in charge in the event of any problems occurring during the shift or the patient dies or condition causes concern.
  • Ensure a verbal handover from clinical team prior to shift commencement.
  • To be aware of the risk assessment for each patient and act accordingly.

Person Specification


  • RGN 1
  • NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) Registration
  • Competent in managing syringe driver
  • Experience in caring for patient/families needing palliative care.
  • Community Experience


  • Community Experience
  • Certificate in Palliative Care/Be familiar with the Care Decisions Tool for the last days of life

Other Information

Health and Safety

To ensure that the agreed procedures are carried out and be aware of the responsibilities placed on employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act. To maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.

Data Protection

If you are required to do so, process and/or use information held on a computer or word processor in a fair and lawful way. To hold data only for specific registered purposes and not to disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose. To disclose data to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

Equal Opportunities

It is the aim of St David's Hospice Care (SDHC) to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality or ethnic origins, or is placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. To this end, SDHC has an Equal Opportunities Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success.

No Smoking Policy

SDHC operates a No Smoking policy.

Conditions of Service:

In accordance with SDHC Employment Manual.

Pension Scheme

A Pension Scheme is offered on appointment.  Staff may prefer to make their own arrangements.


All information concerning patients/clients and staff must be treated as strictly confidential at all times.

Application form

If any parts of this form require an answer but do not apply, please enter 'Not applicable' or 'N/A'.

Section 1: Personal Details

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Section 10: Cautions, Rehabilitations and criminal records

If, due to the nature of the work for which you are applying (please refer to Job Description / Person Specification) your application is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, (Exemptions) Order 1975, you will not be entitled to withhold information about convictions which are for other purposes 'spent' under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal. Successful candidates will be required to complete a Disclosure Application at Standard or Enhanced level, depending on the nature of the post, for submission to the Disclosure Barring Service. St. David's Hospice Care complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and the Data Protection Act 1998 regarding disclosure information. Any information given will be treated as completely confidential and will only be considered in terms of its relevance to an application for positions to which the order applies. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. If you have any concerns or queries on this matter, please seek advice from the HR Manager.

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Section 14: Background information

Have you had a recent bereavement of a close family member or friend?*

We advise a person who has had such a bereavement not to begin employment at St David’s Hospice Care until at least one year has elapsed. If, however, you feel able to begin employment and would like to discuss the possibility of doing so, please contact the Personnel Manager, who will be happy to discuss this with you.

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Data protection: Information from this application may be processed for purposes registered by the Employer under the Data Protection Act 1998. Individuals have, on written request the right of access to personal data held about them.

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