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Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, Band 6

23 April 2019

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. Delivered from our new location at Shelford Bottom, Cambridge and the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, our care and services are provided free of charge. Our professional, compassionate and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping our patients and their loved ones to make every moment count.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and also our services at Alan Hudson Centre have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We are proud to offer a specialist palliative in-patient and day care for Fenland residents over the age of 18, which is provided at the North Cambridgeshire Hospital.  The Alan Hudson Day Treatment was opened in January 1998, thanks to the tremendous fundraising efforts of the local community.  It provides all the services required by patients with life-threatening illness, their families and carers.

In this new and exciting role, as a Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse,  you will work predominantly in the community, to provide expert knowledge and skills in the provision of specialist palliative and end of life care to patients, who are living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition. You will also support their families/carers and the Primary Health care team.

The ideal candidate will be a Registered General Nurse with relevant post graduate qualification or equivalent experience, have knowledge, understanding and experience of palliative and end of life care as well as to be able to work unsupervised, manage own case load and make decisions related to care planning.

DBS check and full, clean driving licence will be required for this role.

For more information, please see the job description and person specification.

At Arthur Rank Hospice we value our staff and offer a range of benefits: Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, access to Occupational Health Services, flexible working, ongoing training, Group Life Assurance and Long Service Awards.

For the job description, please click HERE

For the person specification, please click HERE

For the application form, please click HERE

Hours: 30 per week
Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata
Location: Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, Wisbech and Community

Closing date: 20th May 2019

Due to a high level of applications, we won’t be able to respond to all candidates. Should you not hear back from us within the next couple of weeks from the closing date, you have not been selected to the next stage of the recruitment process.

For any enquiries, please contact HR department on: 01223 675865 or email: