Nurse (Band 5)

Posted 01/05/2024 by Havens Hospices

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£28,407 - £34,581/annum + Benefits

Job details 

To work as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, providing and managing holistic care to people who have life limiting conditions.

Enhancing independence, quality of life and the support provision of a variety of therapies, offering practical and emotional support to all patients and their carers, whilst ensuring the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care is delivered, responding to changing circumstances and needs.

Working for us

At Havens Hospices, we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens and Little Havens.

Working at Havens Hospices allows you to give the gift of time to patients and families, creating memories. Although you may not be giving direct care to our patients, your contribution will have an immediate effect on our care services.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package, and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

At Havens Hospices we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our employees and patients and expect all colleagues to share this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Main duties

  • Nurture a proactive team culture by actively seeking solutions to problems
  • Foster a good working relationship with all Trustees, Executive and department staff with whom the job interacts
  • Responsible for conforming to the policies and procedures as set out by the organisation, including health & safety requirements
  • Deputise for the Nurse in Charge when necessary
  • Attend staff meetings as required or instructed to do so
  • Provides and receives complex and confidential information concerning patients, requiring empathy, persuasion, and reassurance, often in distressing situations
  • Communicates effectively to encourage trust and open communication with colleagues, patients, and visitors
  • Record communications and patient information succinctly and accurately in the Patient record
  • Fosters positive relationships, contributing to the creation of a welcoming, caring, safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, volunteers, and visitors to Havens Hospices
  • Gives and receives mutual support from, other members of staff as needed
  • Provide Holistic nursing care to patients and families. 
  • complete Nurse led Holistic assessments and develop personalised care plans.  


  • 25 days annual leave 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Blue Light Card 
  • Travel discount 
  • Therapy 
  • Pension advice 
  • Employee asistance and wellbeing programmes
  • Health Cash Plans

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