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Community Palliative Care Staff Nurse

£30,700 per annum pro rata – actual salary £24,560

Working hours: 30 hours per week, to be worked across 4 days, Monday–Friday 8.30am-4.30pm (some weekend and evening work may be necessary).  Hours to be covered will build to 8am-8pm, Monday-Sunday, as the service grows

We are undertaking an exciting period of development and change within the hospice aimed at making our services more flexible and responsive to need. Our Community Service includes Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses and Multi Skilled Healthcare Assistants working together to deliver expert end of life and specialist palliative care to patients and families in their own home. The role of the Community Palliative Care Nurse is new to our service and will provide an additional component to our already busy and respected team.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, forward thinking first level registered nurse to join our community service as a Community Palliative Care Nurse. Working alongside the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Multi Skilled Healthcare Assistants (MSHCA), you will take responsibility for a caseload of patients who require follow-up and maintenance care at home. You will also have oversight of planned packages of care being delivered by our team of MSHCA, supporting them to safely deliver personal care at home throughout our 7 day service.  Your clinical knowledge and assessment skills will be used to support patients who call for urgent assistance.  You will work across the full week and week-ends be responsible for supporting the MSHCAs.  

Experience of working in the community and / or end of life care in any setting would be advantageous but we will support you to develop your skills and knowledge in this area. You will need to be able to work within a busy and close knit team whilst also demonstrating a degree of autonomy in your practice. You will be committed to person centred care and evidence based practice.

We support continued professional development within the team and you will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to learn and develop. We will provide a tailored induction and training programme to support your needs and integration into our service. You must be able to travel across our geography and be able to deliver bedside care.

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, Thursday 15th April 2021.
Interviews will be held on Monday 26th April 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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