Clinical Nurse Specialist

Location: Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood SE2 0GB

Closing Date: June 14, 2019

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care Band 7 (Hospital Palliative Care Team)

Monday to Sunday 9 – 5 (including weekend work)

Full time, or job share/part time, 37.5hrs per week (Secondment may be possible)


Our Hospital Palliative Care Team is expanding to allow us to deliver a 7 day service for patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich and we are looking for two (1.6 wte) more Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care to join our Team which is part of the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood.


Ideally you will have a strong background in palliative care nursing and have a relevant degree or else be studying towards one at the moment. However you may have experience in related areas of clinical practice, such as caring for people with dementia or other life limiting illnesses, frailty or care of elderly people, or oncology, which would complement our current team.


You should be a reflective practitioner with sound communication and interpersonal skills, able to work on your own initiative as well as integrating successfully into the team.

By supporting the hospital staff who are caring for patients nearing the end of their lives, we aim to bring elements of hospice care into the wards of this busy hospital by helping to manage people’s symptoms and addressing their emotional and practical needs, as well as supporting their family and carers and linking them to care and support when they go home.


The team is about to begin a seven day service so that service hours will cover Monday to Sunday, 9-5. Weekend working will require you to work approximately 1 in 4.


If you think you are equipped to help us meet these challenges, please get in touch and discuss further on the contact telephone number/email below.


The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all its staff, so there are excellent opportunities for professional development. We have educational links with local higher education institutions and we also offer clinical supervision.


Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members.



If you would like to know more, or for an informal visit or further information about this vacancy, please contact Wendy Lethem, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care on 020 8320 5839 during office hours, or e-mail

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