Job Vacancies

Staff vacancies are advertised as and when they become available. Please check this page regularly for job opportunities. We will only contact shortlisted candidates. We are required to carry out DBS checks on all new recruits.

We currently have the following vacancies.

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PHYSIOTHERAPIST, PART TIME

Salary: AfC Band 6

Hours: 22.5-30hrs per week, negotiable

Would you like to join our rehabilitation team to help provide a high standard physiotherapy service to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice? Your focus will be on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with a broad range of terminal illnesses who are accessing Hospice services in our inpatient unit, day hospice, outpatient clinics and in their own homes. You will work with other members of the multi-professional team and provide physiotherapy interventions which aim to improve/maintain quality of life for the people we serve.

The Hospice is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Physiotherapist who wants to make a difference to people facing terminal illness. Having recently commissioned a new rehabilitation gym and following a review of day hospice, the service is evolving and this has created an exciting new opportunity for another part time physiotherapist to join our team.

The Hospice’s Benefits Package includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance, starting at 27 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days plus bank holidays with service
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members or a defined contribution Pension scheme with up to 7% company contribution
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for all staff
  • Training and Development to support continuous professional development
  • Subsidised meals
  • Free Parking

Job description

Application form and supporting information  

Closing date for applications:  Monday 30 June 2017

To discuss the role or to arrange a formal visit, please contact Amy Stoian, Physiotherapist, or Alex Robb, Clinical Administrator, on 020 8312 2244.

For more details, please contact Amanda Aichen, HR Administrator, on 020 8320 5807 or amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

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STAFF GRADE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

Salary: To be negotiated

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic doctor to work in a middle grade capacity in Palliative Medicine to join our MDT.

The position is offered as a 10 programmed activity post. The post is available for an initial period of 12 months. The successful candidate would join our existing consultants in palliative medicine, an associate specialist and staff grade in palliative medicine, and local GPs in delivering specialist palliative medicine within the following care settings:

  • The Hospice, which includes an Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, and specialist nurse-led outpatient clinics for residents of the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley
  • Community palliative care services for the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley
  • Support to the in-reach specialist palliative care service in the local acute hospital, which has its own cancer unit.

This post would be predominantly based in the Hospice Inpatient Unit. Participation in the on-call rota forms part of the responsibilities of this post (non-resident first on-call).

For more details or to discuss the post, please call Dr Brendan O’Neill on 020 8320 5819.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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LOCUM CONSULTANT IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

Hours: Full time/Job Share may be considered for the right candidates

Salary: from £76,001- £102,465

Plus excellent benefits package

An opportunity has arisen at the Hospice for a Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine to cover maternity leave from April 2017 for a period of at least 9 months.  

The successful applicant will join the other members of the medical team (a lead consultant, an associate specialist, 2 staff grades and a GP trainee) who deliver medical input into all Hospices services. The job plan will be negotiated dependent on the skills and interest of the candidate and the needs of the service. The Hospice offers an out of hours on call service shared with other local specialist providers in which the successful applicant will take part.  

The Hospice is implementing a three year strategy and the locum consultant will have the opportunity to input into our developing clinical strategy, supporting the Hospice to reach more people with terminal illness across the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. In addition, the successful candidate will support delivery of training and development of junior medical staff, students, GPs and other clinical professionals and will support the implementation of outcome measures, audit and research across the Hospice.  

The Hospice provides care in its 19-bed Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, Rehabilitation Gym and Counselling Team based on the Hospice site at Bostall Hill in Abbeywood, as well as providing specialist palliative care in people’s homes, care homes and the prisons in Greenwich and Bexley boroughs (population approx. 450,000). The Hospice also provides support to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, through our in-reach specialist palliative care team.  

For further information contact: Dr Brendan O’Neill, Consultant in Palliative Medicine 020 8320 5819 brendanoneill@gbch.org.uk

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE BANK

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7

Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5, including weekend work and on-call rota

Varied depending on hours required

Are you passionate about nursing? Do you thrive on teamwork? Are you keen to further develop your palliative care skills and knowledge? Do you enjoy the multi-disciplinary approach to meeting people’s needs? If you answer “yes” to all of these, then why not consider taking this exciting opportunity to make it happen?

We are now recruiting to our community bank nursing service, based at the Hospice in Abbey Wood, which provides specialist palliative care advice and support to patients with life limiting illness their families at home, and also to professionals working in the community, care homes and hospitals in Greenwich and Bexley.

We are looking for a registered nurse, experienced in palliative care, who is a reflective practitioner with sound communication and interpersonal skills, to join our specialist community team. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, as well as integrating successfully into the team. We are developing a new nurse bank to support our present team of specialist nurses, to cover staff sickness and during recruitment.

You must be a car driver/owner and be available for duties at weekends and for the overnight on-call advisory service on a rota basis.

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all its staff, so there are excellent opportunities for professional development. We have educational links with
local higher education institutions and we also offer clinical supervision. 

If you think this could be you, please get in touch to find out more!

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members.

For more details or to arrange an informal visit, Ali McCarthy, Lead for Specialist Community Services, on 020 8320 5837 (option 2), during office hours, or alisonmccarthy@gbch.org.uk  

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK STAFF NURSES

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5

We are seeking Registered Nurses who are interested in joining the Hospice bank register. You will be passionate about nursing, and want to make a difference to patients, to join the multi-disciplinary team in both the Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice.

Sound communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this post, as is the ability to work using your own initiative in prioritising the clinical case load, providing clear instruction and support to the team of health care assistants and student nurses on placement within the unit.

A reflective practitioner with a commitment to the provision of excellent specialist palliative care, this post offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a specialist setting.

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of staff and has excellent educational links with Higher Education institutions in the local area, alongside internal training provision.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or dhruteeshiyani@gbch.org.uk

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BANK HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 3

We are pleased to be advertise opportunities for Bank Health Care Assistants to join the Hospice bank register.

The successful candidates will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering care, as assessed by the registered nurses, in the community in patients’ homes, as well as on both our Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice. 

The successful candidates will hold an NVQ 3 in Health/Social care or equivalent, alongside relevant care experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients. 

With a sound understanding of health and safety and infection control, candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to meet patients' physical, social and psychological needs appropriately as they approach end of life.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or email dhruteeshiyani@gbch.org.uk

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BANK CATERING ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change band 2

Salary Range: £9.68 to £10.70 per hour

We are pleased to advertise ‘Bank’ opportunities to join the Catering Team at the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, providing a catering service to patients, staff and visitors to the Hospice.

Working with the catering team at the Hospice, this post is responsible for assisting our Chef in the provision of catering for patients, staff and visitors, ‘as and when’ required.

Previous experience of working within food preparation is advantageous for this post. 

Maintenance of high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen is critical in this post, and a Food Hygiene Certificate is essential on application. 

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPERS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 2

We are seeking Domestic Housekeepers who are interested in joining the Hospice Bank Register. The successful candidates will be responsible for maintaining the high standard of cleanliness required at the Hospice, including emptying of bins, sweeping, mopping floors, vacuuming, polishing, cleaning toilets, restocking toilet/washroom paper products and the provision of a laundry service to meet the needs of the Hospice. 

Working as part of our housekeeping team, it is essential that the successful candidate is able to work using their own initiative to ensure that the standards expected at the Hospice are met and exceeded.

Successful candidates will be required to take on shifts to cover at short notice on an ‘As & When’ basis.

A working knowledge of health and safety, with previous cleaning experience, ideally in a health care environment, would be advantageous.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK VAN DRIVER

Salary:  Agenda for Change Band 2

Hours: ‘As and When’ to cover periods of annual leave and sickness absence Monday to Saturday

We are looking for friendly, flexible team players to join our bank team to support the Van Delivery service for our busy charity shop network.

While driving our vans, the duties of the post holder include the collection and delivery of new and second hand goods from the public, and moving stock within our network of retail shops within defined timescales. 

A full driving licence is necessary for this post, and experience of driving a 3.5 tonne Luton Van is desirable, combined with excellent customer service skills as the role is customer facing, representing the Hospice in the communities we serve. Good communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of health and safety in the workplace. 

The work will involve moving heavy loads, including furniture and large electrical items, and regular manual handling will be a vital part of the post. Full training on manual handling will be provided to the successful candidate, along with the assistance of a driver’s mate where
necessary. 

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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if the Queen needed the Hospice she wouldn't get any better treatment than my husband did

Mrs U, Bexleyheath


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