East Lancashire Hospice

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (HCNS)/Team Leader

Post Title:                           Hospice Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (HCNS)/Team Leader

Reports to:                         Clinical Lead, Community

Accountable to:             Clinical Services Lead

Type of Contract:          Permanent                                  

Hours:                                  Full time

Salary WTE:                      £43,276

Closing date:                   12 midday Thursday 6 May or sooner if sufficient suitable applications received

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

With recent experience in the delivery of specialist palliative care you will demonstrate excellent standards of specialist assessment, care planning and evaluation of inter­ven­tions to ensure the needs and choices of people accessing hospice community services are met.

You will provide the clinical leadership necessary to ensure high quality, evidence based specialist and supportive palliative, care is delivered with care, compassion and dignity.­    Whilst leading an internal team of Hospice CNS Associates and support staff you will work as a positive, pro-active, innovative and motivational team leader and exemplar role model providing high quality specialist palliative and end of life care that and meets the identified/­complex needs of patients and those that matter to them.

You will have well developed critical thinking and advanced commu­nica­tion skills and the ability and experience to lead on the development and delivery of formal and informal education and audit.­   

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.

In return, East Lancashire Hospice provides an excellent working environment and oppor­tuni­ties for support and development.

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

Email: Fiona.Macdonald@eastlancshospice.org.uk

 Telephone: 01254 287028

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.

 Alter­natively these documents can be obtained from the General Admi­nis­tra­tion team on 01254 287016