Clinical Nurse Specialist

37.5 hours per week (including weekends)  worked over 4 days

12-month fixed term maternity cover

£38,828 – £44,653 per annum plus a 5% Shift Allowance

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialists to join our Willen at Home (WAH) community team on a 12-month fixed term basis/secondment opportunity.

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.

As part of a specialist multi-professional team, a CNS is autonomous in the assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and management of patients with complex specialist palliative care needs. The successful candidate will provide support in the local community, setting, coordinating and prioritising appropriate admission into IPU, demonstrating best practice and educational support.

The ideal applicant will be self-motivated with a minimum of 5 years post registration experience with at least 2 years working in cancer/palliative care and demonstrates an interest in service and professional development along with the passion to deliver quality care; a nurse prescriber would be desirable.

As the role is community based you should be confident working alone and must hold a driving licence and have access to a car.

In return for your skills you can expect:

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

To apply, please use the “Apply Here” button below

Closing Date 27 March 2024
Interview Date: 9 & 12 April 2024

In a typical year...
£11.23
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.