Inpatient Unit Manager – St Albans

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Position – Inpatient Unit Manager – St Albans
Area – Palliative Care
Contract: Permanent 30 - 37.5 Hours - Per Week – Monday to Friday
Salary: £35,000 to £42,000 per annum (Pro Rata & Depending on Experience)

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I have an exciting opportunity to lead and manage an In Patient Unit within a Hospice environment. 

My client is a registered charity which provides free palliative care and support for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such as MND, end stage renal conditions, end stage heart conditions, respiratory conditions or other neurological conditions.

Key accountabilities will be to ensure that the unit runs smoothly and effectively, within budget and to the required capacity, whilst continuously promoting and maintaining high standards of specialist palliative care and the continuing improvement in the patient experience.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that the Unit remains fully compliant with the requirements of the Care Quality Commission and other regulatory/statutory bodies and be a Champion for patient safety, clinical effectiveness and the patient experience.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a visionary approach to be able to contribute to the wider hospice strategy and to proactively implement service and quality initiatives as funding and resources permit.  Working collaboratively with other multi-disciplinary teams and agencies will also be key.

To apply, you should be a Level 1 registered nurse or registered health professional with a management or leadership qualification with 5 years’ post registration experience and 2 years working at senior management level in either a health or social/palliative care setting.  Palliative Care Qualification preferred but inspirational and disciplined leadership is the priority.  

You will also need a thorough knowledge of Health Care Policies and Reforms and up to date knowledge of cancer, palliative care and end of life agenda.
Benefits include –
Pension schemes - NHS, Stakeholder and private 
Childcare Vouchers to support working parents
Comprehensive Training
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working
Free car parking
Generous holiday entitlement
Group Life Assurance Scheme

For more information and a detailed copy of the Job Spec please contact Sam Taylor at Pulse Jobs on 0161 245 4453 alternatively Please forward your CV to

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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