Bank Clinical Nurse Specialist

Help Hospiscare deliver excellent, evidence-based specialist palliative nursing care and clinical advice for adults in Exeter, mid and east Devon

Applicants must be able to manage a patient caseload, provide holistic care, offer expert advice and intervention, and liaise effectively with local GPs and Community Nurses in order to contribute to the 24 hour, seven day per week cover.

To apply, you will need to demonstrate substantial experience of working within a palliative care/end of life environment and detailed understanding of the complexities of working with individuals at times of distress and conflict. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, and developed IT skills, are essential to be successful in the role, as is the ability to work as part of a team, prioritise workload and manage time effectively. Some previous experience of the community setting and of facilitating clinical supervision would be beneficial. In addition, although you would usually be covering limited locations, the ability to work and travel throughout the entire Hospiscare area, participating in the seven day service provision, is crucial.

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For an informal discussion please contact:
Natalie Mear, Seaton and Axminster Community Cluster Team Leader on 01297 626800 or email

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for and are interested in working for a well respected local charity where you can really make a difference, to apply visit the NHS Jobs site: (Ref. no. B0211-20-7978)

Closing date: Monday 14 September 2020
Interviews: Thursday 24 September 2020

Hospiscare is a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer which promotes equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of sex, disability or any other protected characteristic.