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Head of Inpatient Services

Morgan Law
London (Greater)
£47,000 to £53,000
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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A London Hospice is seeking a Head of Inpatient Services for a 1 year Fixed Term Contract to cover secondment at Band 8a. This is key role in the Hospice and requires a Senior Nurse with relevant experience at a similar level.

The role:

We are looking for an experienced senior nurse to join the team to:

  • To operationally manage the inpatient unit (IPU) services through the effective planning, prioritisation and allocation of all appropriate resources
  • To develop and maintain organisational systems and processes to support integrated team working and effective communication
  • To work within the organisational quality governance framework to maintain and demonstrate high standards of care and performance, and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory standards
  • To provide leadership and management support to the 45 WTE IPU nursing team (2x band 7 ward managers; 11x band 6 charge nurses; and team of band 5 RNs and band 3 HCAs)
  • To lead on recruitment, induction and ongoing training, development and wellbeing support to the IPU nursing team, ensuring equal access to opportunities and adherence to organisational policies
  • To utilise all directly controlled financial and human resources to best effect, within budgetary limits and in compliance with our financial regulations
  • To actively work towards developing a team culture which is inclusive and empowering; promotes trust, respect and responsibility; and delivers positive and sustainable change
  • Work closely with the Director of Patient Services and Head of Improvement to deliver improvement activity.



This post is for a period of one year fixed term to cover an internal secondment.

Your experience:

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Senior nurse with experience of working in an inpatient setting (hospice or hospital ward)
  • Strong inter-personal skills, able to build positive working relationships quickly
  • Confident and compassionate leadership style with experience of developing a positive team culture
  • Passion for quality and delivering the highest standards of care
  • Attention to detail, with experience of producing reports and evidence for regulatory bodies
  • Absolute commitment to inclusion
  • Proactive, can-do attitude

If you have the experience in the above areas and seeking new role please get in touch.



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