Clinical Nurse Specialist x 2

Categories: Care.


Salary: Band 7 £37,659 – £47,778 per annum inclusive

Hours of work: 37.5 per week

St Joseph’s Hospice strives to provide the highest quality specialist palliative care to the community it serves. We pride ourselves in being innovative, welcoming, supportive and committed to the professional development of our staff, offering a range of training and development programmes.

Would you like the opportunity to become part of the team?

We have a range of exciting opportunities within the Community Specialist Palliative Care service which includes the First Contact team. The First Contact Team is a dynamic “one stop” service, acting as the 1st point of contact to all St Joseph’s services including initial holistic telephone assessment and triage. The service also provides rapid response home visiting within 24 hours, to those patients triaged as urgent. The Community Teams work across three boroughs; City and Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. We work closely with our colleagues in community and primary care to help deliver integrated and partnership working, through joint working, education and training.

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated nurses to join our team. These exciting roles offer the opportunity for dynamic and self-motivated nurses to utilise and further develop skills within a dedicated palliative care role.

The teams provide a responsive service, providing specialist palliative care advice including the ability to deliver safe evidenced based symptom control advice, alongside the provision of social, emotional and spiritual care for the patient and family. You will work closely with, and act as, a resource to primary care teams and other care providers with a common aim of achieving the best quality of life possible for our patients.  The post involves working on a 7-day week rota.

What we are looking for:

Post registration experience in palliative care or related speciality, highly developed communication skills, the ability to practice autonomously and experience of working in the community. Experience of teaching, research and audit and ideally have, post registration study in palliative care or be prepared to undertake this.

The Team would be willing to offer developmental CNS post to candidates from clinical back ground out-side palliative care who meet the majority of the person specification

In return, we offer

  • ·         A welcoming environment where every opinion matters.
  • ·         The opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams including Doctors, Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.
  • ·         A supportive environment including external clinical supervision and education opportunities.
  •           Continuation of NHS Pension Scheme is available. We offer 27 days’ holiday plus public holidays and excellent pension scheme.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Carl Stanborough for First Contact Team or Marianne Mestern and Khalda Meer for Community Palliative Care Team on 0208 525 6000.

Applicants are subject to enhanced DBS (previously CRB).

If you would like further information and to apply, please click here.

Closing date: Please note that we will be shortlisting on a rolling basis, therefore please apply as soon as possible.

Interview date: TBC

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