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Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist / Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: J255-A-19-0483

St Christopher's Hospice
Community Nursing Team
£34,961-£42,010 or £42,313-£48,515 HCA Inclusive

Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS) / Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

LOCATION: Sydenham

SALARY: £34,961 to £42,010 p.a. (FTE inclusive of HCA) (ACNS)

£42,313 to £48,515 p.a. (FTE inclusive of HCA) (CNS)

HOURS: 37.5 hours (Part time considered)

Do you want to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Do you want to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate nursing care? Do you want the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then this role may be for you.

We’re looking for compassionate nurses to join us and have opportunities across all our clinical teams. Whether you’re a registered nurse with experience in end of life care or a nurse who would like to develop your career in palliative care we might just have the opportunity for you.

Who are St Christopher’s?

We provide community-based end of life care across South East London, covering the boroughs of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon, and Bromley. Most of our care is delivered within the community, either in an outpatient clinic or in people’s homes, with our in-patient beds as a back up to that care. Our nursing teams of Consultant Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Associate Clinical Nurse Specialists, Staff Nurses, and Health Care Assistants provide expert end of life care 7 days a week. Whilst St Christopher’s provides support 24/7, our community teams ‘out of hours’ service work until 9pm every day. Overnight, our advice and visiting service to the community is delivered from our inpatient unit who visit patients at home.

All new patients are initially assessed by our Single Point of Contact team. Just under 50% are then managed by our outpatient services on either our Sydenham or Orpington sites.Patients with urgent needs are assessed at home the same day as the referral arrives by the SPOC team.Our teams all work together, and staff move between all three areas to ensure the work is varied and interesting.

What experience do I need to apply?

Nurses applying for our Clinical Nurse Specialist posts will have more experience in a specific area relevant to palliative care, and be willing to undertake further academic study to support their development.

Nurses with less experience are also invited to apply. The Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist post enables nurses to become clinical nurse specialists in palliative care through a tailored training and development programme.

Will I be able to access training and development?

We actively support and develop all our nursing staff, and work in partnership with Kings College London to provide a wide range of academic courses as well as encourage senior nursing staff to become independent prescribers. We also offer action learning/supervision for clinical staff as well as ongoing support and coaching.

What are the benefits?

We take the health and wellbeing of staff seriously and have an in house programme that includes social events, a community choir, Schwartz Rounds, and for a modest fee, access to massages, yoga and a personal trainer in our gym. We also offer the Cycle to Work scheme, and season ticket loans.

Please note that nursing staff who already contribute to the NHS pension scheme can continue in it.

Want to know more?

We would love to welcome you to St Christopher’s to find out more – you can even chat to our nurses to get a feel for the role and whether it’s for you. Get in touch with one of our Associate Clinical Leads Baljit Vohra ( or Lorna Malcolm . They can also be contacted by telephone on 0208 768 4500.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

Interview Date:10/11 September2019

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