East Lancashire Hospice

Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist (Associate) Palliative Care

Post Title
Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist (Associate)
Responsible to
Head of Community Specialist Nursing
Type of Contract    
Full time 37.5
£40,424 (dependant on experience)
Closing Date
Monday 03 June 2022 or when enough suitable applications received
Interview Date


Job Description

This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With approximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremendously. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Hospice CNS (Associate)

We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse with experience in palliative care to join our friendly and supportive hospice community team as an Associate CNS.

The team provides a 7 day service including weekends and bank holidays worked on a rota basis.  You will work as an accountable and autonomous practitioner alongside the multi-professional team managing a caseload of patients in the community.

The Successful Candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in Specialist Palliative Care, though experience in the assessment, care and management of palliative care patients in a non-palliative care specialist setting is also advantageous.

You will demonstrate excellent standards of assessment, care planning and evaluation of interventions to ensure the needs and choices of people accessing hospice community services are met.

With well-developed critical thinking and advanced communication skills you will hold post registration qualifications in palliative care and/or a clinical field relevant to the role and be a Nurse Independent Prescriber or be willing to undertake this in post.

What we offer

If you would like to be part of a CQC outstanding rated organisation then this could be the role for you.

We have an excellent, collaborative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique organisation, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Gaynor Barlow

Email: Gaynor.Barlow@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 965851

Application forms and job descriptions are also available to download from our website: www.­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk  

Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the general administration team on: 01254 965833