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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

We want to provide outstanding care and support to everyone in North Devon who is impacted by a life limiting illness and together we can make this happen.  Everyone is a story and the ending matters.

We are looking for dynamic, highly motivated, forward thinking first level registered nurses 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.

The benefits of working for North Devon Hospice include:

  • An excellent working environment & beautiful outside areas
  • Flexible & family friendly policies
  • Free on-site parking
  • Personal pension scheme (continuation of NHS pension also possible)
  • Generous holiday allowance increasing with service
  • Enhanced annual leave & sickness entitlements (aligned with previous NHS employment where relevant)
  • Free confidential employee assistance helpline
  • Health cashplan available

We are there for all the family, do you want to be there too?

This post is subject to an Enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If you are interested in joining the team, we would love to hear from you. Informal discussion welcomed, please contact Lin Walkey, Community Palliative Care Team Lead, on 01271 344 248 or Jo Dedes, Director of Care on 01271 347203.

Closing date for completed applications is noon, Wednesday 1st December 2021
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th December 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.

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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