Hospice Community Nurse (CNS) / Community Care Unit Lead Gt Yarmouth & Waveney

Status: Permanent

Salary: £32,306.00 to £39,027.00 - Band 6

Closing Date: 15/03/2022

Interview Date: 21/03/2022

Hours:             37.5 hrs per week (will consider minimum 30 hours per week)

St Elizabeth Hospice continues to drive forward innovation and development of services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.  In 2019 NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG awarded the specialist palliative and end of life care contract to East Coast Community Healthcare.  The contract includes a specialist palliative care service which will be delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice.

This is an exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice. It’s a time of expansion, development and investment in the Hospice Team. We are pleased to announce we are launching four St Elizabeth Hospice Community Care Units across the locality to provide holistic care and palliative rehabilitation to patients with a progressive and life limiting illness. The Community Care Units will support patients who require multi-professional input, group support, social integration, specialist interventions and psychological support.

The Community Unit Lead will be responsibility for the day-to-day organisation of the unit as well as be part of the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team.  This is a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Are you an enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist or Registered Nurse with demonstrable experience and knowledge of providing care to people with a specialist palliative care needs?

You will work with our multi-disciplinary team providing specialist palliative care advice and support to patients in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area in the community and at one of our Community Care Units.

In return we offer:

  • mirror Agenda for Change with regard to salary, enhancements, annual leave and occupational sick pay (however not reckonable service)
  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • excellent training opportunities
  • support with revalidation and ongoing CPD through both in-house and external education including an in house palliative care programme
  • experience in working in a Specialist Community Team
  • employee assistance programme
  • free parking

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”.

Closing Date:             15 March 2022

Interview Date:          21 & 22 March 2022

If you would like an opportunity to find out some more about working at the hospice and how it can fit your own career aspirations, we recommend an informal visit/discussion prior to you completing your application. Please contact Alison McCullough, Community Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Team Leader on alison.mccullough@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or Hanna McDowell, Head of Therapy and Community Care Units on hanna.mcdowell@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

For more information please use the link below to see copies of the job description and person specification.

Please also click on the link below for further information on career development pathways at the hospice.


Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

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