Job details

  • Organisation
    St Luke's Hospice Plymouth
  • Location
    England - South West
  • Salary
    £41k - £50k
  • Contract type
  • Working hours
    Full Time

Job description

St Luke’s Hospice is the major provider of specialist palliative care to adults in Plymouth and South West Devon. St Luke’s clinical services consist of a community team, specialist inpatient unit, hospital team, End of Life Urgent Care Service and an education department. The In-Patient Unit provides expert symptom management and psychological support to patients and those important to them. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who uses our hospice is treated with dignity, fairness and respect and is empowered to make choices about their lives. 

We are delighted to offer a new opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the In-Patient Unit team based at our Turnchapel Hospice. As a specialist nurse you will be joining an established team providing expert clinical management of pain and symptom control as well as psychological support and care in the last days of life. Integral to your clinical role you will also support the delivery of training and education to staff in the unit, to include direct teaching, shadowing and peer support. You will be an independent nurse prescriber. 


Key responsibilities   

  • Working closely with and reporting to the Head of IPU Nursing, you will provide guidance, support and development to the nursing team to deliver palliative care, pain management, symptom control, and emotional support to patients and their loved ones. 
  • To act as a mentor and role model for the IPU Nursing team, leading by example, and demonstrating consistent, fair and professional behaviours. 
  • As a non-medical prescriber (NMP) to contribute to pharmacology discussions, using the Ashtons E-Pharmacy system for electronic prescribing, administration and ordering of medications. 


Our ideal candidate 

We’re looking for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care who has the passion, skills, commitment, and resilience to support the leadership of this established team. To succeed in this role you will need: 

  • Registered Adult Nurse 1st level with NMC 
  • Be an Independent Nurse Prescriber 
  • Qualifications in Advanced clinical skills and Communication in palliative care nursing 
  • Leadership Qualification/Willingness to undertake within 6 months in post 
  • Significant post qualifying experience working within palliative care in a multidisciplinary care environment 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill  

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details. 


Closing date: 10th July 2024 

1st Interview Date: TBC

2nd Interview Date: TBC


About us   

St Luke’s is an employer of distinction and choice rewarding its staff with a generous employment package. Previous relevant service will be recognised for annual leave which rises to 41 days this total includes the bank holidays, and you will receive free membership to a cash back health plan & Employee Assistance Programme; occupational pension is provided. St Luke’s is committed to the development of its staff. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced clearance will be required for this post. 

St Luke’s are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in St Luke’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQ+ people. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

This job expires on 10th July 2024

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