Registered Nurse – Adult Inpatient Unit

(Bank Nurse applications welcome)

Salary: £30,712 per annum (£15.75/hour)
37.5 hours per week (part-time hours will be considered)

Are you passionate about providing high-quality holistic care t o palliative and end-of-life patients?

At Butterwick Hospice care, we believe ‘every moment counts,’ that’s why since 1984 we have endeavoured to provide the Stockton community with the highest quality of care and comfort for palliative and end-of-life care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our dedicated Adult Inpatient Unit team at our Stockton site (bank applications will also be considered). We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Registered Nurse who has a passion for providing and delivering high quality, holistic palliative and end-of-life care, whether that is from medical and social or spiritual and emotional support.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your specialist palliative skills and knowledge as you will work as part of an experienced and passionate nursing team. The permanent post also offers the individual the prospect of continuous professional development within the speciality of palliative and end-of-life care in the form of internal teaching/education and external academic courses. This will allow the successful candidate to engage in personal development but also ensure our service provisions are evidence-based and consistent with national guidelines.

As a Registered Nurse, you will assist with the organisation and delivery of patient care for patients who have life limiting illnesses.  This may be in the form of admission for symptom control, respite or end-of-life care. You will undertake nursing assessments, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and provide symptom control.  In order to provide true holistic care, you will also be involved in providing appropriate support for families and carers.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of clinical practice, education and professional nursing and ensure that high clinical standards and quality of care are maintained in order to provide the best possible care for our patients.

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills to liaise with professional colleagues, patients, carers and relatives
  • Flexibility to work shifts over a 24 hour period
  • A genuine interest in palliative and end-of-life care
  • A passion to learn and improve service provisions
  • Work within their competencies and recognise their limitations
  • Work as part of a team


  • 35 days holidays (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
  • Private pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities
  • Free uniform
  • Flexible working

This is an exciting time to join our clinical team as the Butterwick Hospice is undergoing a developmental change.

To discuss the post further please email Beryl Murray, IPU Clinical Sister on [email protected] or Rebekah Gullett, IPU Clinical Sister on [email protected]

Online applications are accepted alternatively, if you wish to request an application pack please contact Caitlin McKevitt in our Human Resources Section, [email protected]

Applicants must hold a current NMC Registration at the time of application and have a minimum of 12months post-registration experience. Newly Qualified nurses will be considered- salary would be discussed.

We welcome learning disability and mental health nurse applicants with acute clinical experience.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 16/06/21

Interview Date: 24/06/21

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Disclosure Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service due to the fact that there is access to children or vulnerable adults.

Applicants are asked to note that if you have not heard within 14 days of the closing date you are asked to assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Thank you for the interest you have shown in working for Butterwick Hospice. For further vacancies please see our website.

Post : RGN
Reporting to : Clinical Sister
Location : Adults In-Patient Unit (IPU) Stockton Hospice

Job Purpose

All posts, whether providing or supporting the provision of our services, allow our mission and values to be upheld.

The purpose of this post is to assist with the organisation and delivery of patient care for patients who have life threatening illnesses; to be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and to provide support for carers and families.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that high clinical standards and quality of care are maintained, promoting good health practices and continuity of patient care wherever possible.
  • To maintain accurate statistics and records as required by the Hospice, Care Quality Commission, NMC and other statutory bodies.
  • To participate in the planning, assessment, implementation and execution of nursing care
  • To liaise with other professional colleagues, patients, carers and relatives and to contribute, where possible, to the development and delivery of high-quality specialist palliative care, working to provide a holistic service, and accountable practice.
  • To contribute to clinically effective care through the use of evidence-based practice.
  • To carry out the duties and responsibilities in compliance with Hospice policies and procedures, current legislation and codes of conduct as applicable.
  • To facilitate and maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.
  • To contribute to the provision of bereavement care.

Responsibilities of All Staff

  • To be aware of all Hospice policies and procedures relevant to the role, both existing and as they are reviewed.  To carry out duties and responsibilities in compliance with Hospice policies and procedures, NMC Standards, Care Quality Commission Standards, current legislation and codes of conduct as applicable with an awareness of personal limitations.
  • To be aware of the working practices of any volunteers assisting with the daily workload, feeding back any concerns to the Voluntary Services Manager so that the welfare of the volunteer is protected at all times.
  • To undertake the requirements of the role with an awareness of responsibilities under Health & Safety regulations.
  • To maintain good public relations and promote the Hospice philosophy of care in the wider community.
  • To provide support in the form of training/mentoring to other team members, and student placements, as appropriate.
  • To identify Training and Development opportunities, in conjunction with your manager and education co-ordinator and to take responsibility for ensuring mandatory training updates are completed within timescales.  To participate in personal training as may be necessary to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the importance and nature of the post.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post.  As duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced Level Disclosure check with the Criminal Records Bureau as there is access to children or vulnerable adults.  Further information on the Disclosure Service is available on