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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hospice-based

Full-time, working hours Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm (1 hour unpaid break per day)

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, forward thinking first level registered nurse to join our team of Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists. You will support patients and their families predominantly in the community.  You will need to have substantial post registration experience and experience in delivering palliative care.

An ability to prescribe is desirable for the role, although full training will be provided if you are not already prescribing. You will be able to demonstrate experience of caseload management in a community setting together with a willingness to undertake further training.  You will need to be able to practice independently and demonstrate a knowledge and application of best practice in palliative care.

For candidates who are not experienced in specialist palliative care, there will be a tailored induction and training programme to support their needs.

This post is subject to an Enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.  If you are interested in working in this very rewarding area of healthcare we would love to hear from you. Informal discussion welcomed, please contact Lin Walkey, Community Palliative Care Team Lead, on 01271 344 248.

Closing date for completed applications is noon, Monday 17th May 2021
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th May 2021

To apply for this position please download an application pack and return your completed application form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send it to Human Resources Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Joy in the Human Resources Department by emailing

It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals.  We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.


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