Reference: PH90
Salary: £36,608 - £40,457
Closing Date: 10/02/2023
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Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our community palliative care team based in and working throughout Swindon and North East Wiltshire.

Are you a senior nurse with significant experience of caring for patients with life limiting illnesses? Are you looking to use your expert clinical skills in a caring, supportive and encouraging environment where you will make a real difference to patients and those important to them at a crucial time in their lives?

In October 2021 the Care Quality Commission rated our care as Outstanding. They said that Without exception, staff we talked with were proud to work for the hospice. Staff members told us the hospice was an excellent place to work and was made of up individuals who all have one common purpose, to provide high quality, person centred care.”

Hours:  Full-time – 37.5 hours over 7 days (including some Saturdays or Sundays on a rota)

Part-time will also be considered.

What is the role?

You will be responsible for supporting and working alongside primary care networks in our local community to deliver high quality end of life care. This involves working alongside GPs, community nursing teams and wider health care professionals to ensure a flexible, responsive and patient-centred approach to care in the community setting. You will undertake holistic assessments, planning and delivering specialist palliative care to patients and supporting their families.

Working within a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team, you will provide specialist palliative care to patients in their own homes as well as virtually and over the telephone. In addition, you will promote and develop the specialist advisory service and influence the provision of high quality care throughout our catchment area.

For more information or to have a chat about the role please contact Sue Emmerson, Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader on 01793  813355

Interviews will take place on Friday, 24th February 2023.

Do you have?

  • NMC Registered Nurse (ideally Band 6)
  • Minimum of five years post registration experience
  • Experience and knowledge of palliative care
  • An understanding and experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of using reflective processes as a framework to improve practice
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a car for work

It would also be beneficial if you have:

  • Advanced clinical decision making skills
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Informal and formal teaching experience
  • Resilience and effective strategies and approaches to coping with the emotional demands of the role

We kindly request that all applicants apply via the green “Apply” button or download the below application form and email to hrdepartment@prospect-hospice.net

Application Form


Community Clinical Nurse Specialist – Job Description – November 2020

What’s it like to work for us?

 The team is progressive and dynamic, it’s a privilege to support patients at a very difficult time to respond and support people at a very difficult time in their life” Tina, Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

We offer a great range of benefits, including:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (rising with length of service)
  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members
  • Generous contributory pension scheme for all other staff
  • Discounts with local retailers, gyms and service providers including Blue Light Discount Card
  • A commitment to supporting your professional development
  • Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing team
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking on-site

 UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional NMC registration

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Equality & Diversity

Prospect Hospice is committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment. We recognise that promoting diversity and eliminating discrimination in our workplace will bring benefits for our people, our business and the communities we serve.

We are committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are provided with equality of opportunity in employment and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.

We will review applications as they come in and therefore we may close the vacancy before the closing date. Candidates are therefore advised to apply early.