for families facing terminal illness

Flexibank Staff For Overnight Care

Flexibank Staff Required for Overnight Care

Hours: Overnight 10.00 pm to 06.00 am

Salary: Staff Nurse: £11.92 to £13.82 per hour + enhancements for overnight


Do you have a background in palliative care especially Long term Conditions including Heart Failure, Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, COPD, Dementia? Are you passionate about ensuring patients and their families receiving the best possible care both for symptom control and psychological support? Do you want to support patients to die in their place of choice?

ellenor is a charity which has been offering the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent for over 30 years. On average 82% of those under our care are able to die surrounded by their loved ones in a place of their choosing. Our Adult Community Service works within the boundaries of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, working closely with the primary health care team and other health care professionals.

We currently have the following opportunities within the Adult Hospice at Home team to work on our flexi bank to provide overnight care on an as  required basis for patients and their families in their own homes requiring overnight support – please note these are waking nights

  • Staff Nurses

We care for the majority of our patients in the community and for most remaining at home for end of life care is very important to them. Our overnight service provides additional support when necessary, supplementing what is provided by other NHS services to enable patients and their families to continue to cope at a very stressful time. You will be expected to provide at least 2 weeks availability in advance and be on standby should an overnight care be required.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and understand the needs of those receiving palliative end of life care with experience to work in the community autonomously. You must have   excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with other health care professionals. You will be supported in this role by access to our out of hours support line and access to other out of hour’s services.

Due to the geographical area covered a current driving license is required.

NHS Pension scheme members can transfer in their pension. An enhanced DBS will be required.

For more information about the roles please phone 01474 320007 and ask for Anke Bohn, Interim Head of Adult Services

If you wish to apply to Staff Nurse role please download a job description and person specification here.

To apply please use the button below to save the application form, then complete and upload or post to the address provided on the Work with Us home page.

Please contact or phone 01474 320007 ext 1135 should you require further information.

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2019

We will contact you after the closing date if you have been successful in being selected for interview, unfortunately we are unable to contact candidates if they are not selected for interview.

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitableworkplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

ellenor is a charity registered in England and Wales (1121561), and a company limited by guarantee (6302132). Registered office at Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 7HQ