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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/02/2020.

Registered Nurses - Advice Line & Community - Taunton

Job Reference: J203-A-20-1101

St Margaret's Somerset Hospice
Community Services
£32,686 pa inc 18% unsocial hours enhancement


Our Values:

We are patient-centred, compassionate, respectful, brave self-aware, informed and driven

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a real difference? Then a career in palliative care at St Margaret’s Hospice Care could be for you!

We currently have vacancies for Registered Nurses within our Community Team and are looking for enthusiastic, experienced and hardworking individuals to fill these posts.

If you are a Registered Nurse who shares and believes in our values and wants to make a positive difference by working with an innovative and respected organisation which delivers highest quality support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Somerset?

St Margaret's Hospice has ambitious plans to reach more people who need our specialist care and these roles are key to our success. If you hold a RN1 qualification or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and are wanting to make a difference by providing outstanding palliative nursing care, we would love to hear from you.

You should have flexibility to work across a range of care settings and shifts, including evenings, weekends and ability to travel to different sites and communities within the county.

Working as part of a team which includes Community Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care, and Team Assistants the Registered Nurse - Advice Line and Community will be responsible for a number of elements which includes triaging, providing advice and responding to both patient, carer and other Health care professional calls to the advice line. Community elements will include visiting patients in their own homes (or outpatient environment) to continue the support and advice outlined by the Clinical Nurse Specialist. The service is offered 7 days a week.

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, the opportunity to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of being an integral part of the St. Margaret’s team helping make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset. Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively you can join the Hospice pension plan.

  • Recognising your continuous service date for holiday entitlement when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice.

  • Free car parking.

  • Confidential free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme:
  • Counselling

  • Support

  • Information and Advice

  • Vitality wellbeing health promotions

Meet and Greet Session

Wednesday 12 February – 3pm till 5pm,

The Vine Room, St Margaret’s Hospice Care, Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2HU

If you are interested in the post and wish to find out more about us then why not come along to our “Meet and Greet”session at our Yeovil hospice hub. Come along and meet the team, find out about our work and what we can offer you, dispel myths and generally have a chat about role opportunities. There may even be a bit of cake!

To register for the ‘Meet and Greet’, please email our HR team with your name and session you will be attending at .

If you are unable to come to one of the sessions but would like to have an informal chat about our current vacancies, please contact Teresa Coombes, Head of Nursing, on


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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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