Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

Posted 2 months ago


Job Description

Work autonomously and demonstrate advanced nursing practice, promoting skilled, professional and compassionate nursing care within the community.

Act as a resource, lead and support to health and social care professionals involved in providing palliative care.

Facilitate the provision of specialist nursing care to patients who have progressive disease and are requiring palliative care and end of life care.

The post holder will provide support and advice to patients and carers.

Own transport essential.

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Who are we looking for?

A great opportunity has arisen within our well established, specialist community team for a self motivated, caring, kind and experienced registered nurse to join us.

The St Peter & St James Hospice specialist team provides care for people with complex symptom management arising from life limiting illnesses. The care is provided within the home setting and also includes phone support for carers of the individual.

We are looking for a kind and caring nurse who is both excellent at communicating and has good assessment/prioritisation skills. The nature of the role means it is important to understand the needs of those receiving palliative or end of life care.

As our Community Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be working autonomously, managing a caseload of patients with specialist palliative care and end of life care needs in the community. You will need to be able to assess the referrals appropriateness and urgency and be able to identify nursing best practice developments, that will support the clinical team.

The role is ideally suited to someone with both community experience and clinical palliative care knowledge.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact us on If you have any questions about the vacancy please speak to Louise McIntyre, Head of Nursing ( We will be shortlisting and interviewing as applications come in.

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Job Features

Job CategoryClinical
DepartmentCommunity Team
LocationNorth Chailey
SalaryBand 7
Working hoursVariety of hours/shifts
Contract typePermanent
Closing dateOngoing

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