Staff Nurse

Pay scale – £24,214 - £30,112 (Band 5)

Full time, including some night duty

Willow Wood Hospice is an adult hospice providing care for patients with life limiting conditions. We care for these adults by providing symptom control and end of life care. The needs of the patients and their families are at the heart of all we do.

We are seeking a full time staff nurse, primarily on days but will be expected to cover some nights, to assist with the provision of high quality holistic care. You will be responsible for the assessment and care of symptom control needs, including the medicines management of a patient along with providing psychological support for both the patients and their carers.

To apply you will need to be a level 1 registered nurse with a minimum of 1 years post registration experience. You must have some experience of caring for patients with palliative care needs and in the provision of end of life care.

For further information about our organisation or for informal enquires about the post please contact Kath McGuinness, In Patient Ward Manager on 0161 330 1100.

Please find the full job description and person specification here, and the application form here. Once completed, please return to

The closing date for this position is 27 January, 2020.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Band 6 - £30,401 - £37,267 (pro rata)

Part Time – 18 hours

Willow Wood Hospice is set in a tranquil location in Ashton under Lyne and serves the population of Tameside and Glossop. We see anyone with a life limiting diagnosis including cancer, respiratory, cardiac and progressive neurological conditions.

We aim to help everyone who passes through our doors to attain the best possible quality of life. Our care whether it be physical, psychological, social or spiritual also extends to families and carers.

We provide a comprehensive range of day services including our START clinic, dementia nurses, family support and medical outpatients. We also have a 12 bedded Inpatient Unit.

We are currently reviewing all our services to work more closely with our community partners in providing excellent coordinated end of life care

Due to retirement, we are now looking for a physiotherapist to extend our therapy team. You will work across all areas of the hospice, both current and those developed in the future, meeting the therapy and rehabilitation needs of our patients, and supporting families and carers. You will work closely with the Band 6 OT and assistant practitioner

You will be fully integrated into the day services clinical team, which includes nursing staff and clinical assistants as well as the therapists. You will also offer a physiotherapy service to inpatients as part of a coordinated rehabilitation programme

We are looking for someone who has a real interest in palliative and end of life care, is keen to take a holistic approach to their practice and has developed skills across professional boundaries in order to meet patient need.

We can offer a lovely working environment with free parking, subsidised restaurant, access to funded training, clinical supervision and appraisal, and the encouragement to develop your skills and knowledge. It is an exciting time for the hospice as we look to expand and develop our services.

Further information about Willow Wood and our services is available on this website. For an informal chat about the role, please contact Nicky Byrne, Clinical Services Coordinator on 0161 330 1100.

Please find the full job description and person specification here, and the application form here. Once completed, please return to

The closing date for this position is Monday 3rd February 2020.

If you are interested in volunteering for Willow Wood, please go to our volunteer pages, where you will be able to find out more and apply online.
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