Development Nurse Role


Location: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX

Salary £26,555 – £37,525  per annum (plus High Cost Area Allowance – minimum £1,327 – £1,791 per annum)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Overview of role

The role of the Development Nurse is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to be supported by the skilled and expert clinicians within St Clare Hospice to become an expert practitioner within the discipline of palliative care.

This permanent post will initially consist of x3 1 yearly placements within different departments within the hospice. The role will begin in the In Patient Unit of the Hospice where the RN can learn the foundations of palliative care and how symptom management and end of life care are delivered. Year 2 will be with the Hospice at Home Service learning how to support patients and families in their own homes, fulfilling their wishes to die in their own surroundings. Year 3 will be spent with the Clinical Nurse Specialists where the successful candidate will learn about how a CNS supports patients with complex needs within an MDT as part of an integrated healthcare system. Year 3 will also include the opportunity to develop clinical skills and leadership within an outpatients setting.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer excellent terms and conditions of employment and enhancements on our rates of pay for late, nights and weekend working.

If you would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team delivering excellent specialist palliative care to patients their families and carers, please read the job description (link below) for further details.

In return for your commitment we offer a full induction into your role, a competitive salary and benefits package, company sick pay scheme and contributory pension scheme.

A message from our Director of Patient Care, Carolanne Brannan…

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Sheona Evangeli, Interim Director of Patient Care on 07534 124013 or  [email protected]

How to apply

You need to complete a St Clare Hospice Application Form and submit with a cover letter stating why you feel you are suitable for this role (in particular, explaining how you fulfil the requirements set out in the Person Specification).

Please note: Your CV will not be accepted by itself and the application form must be fully completed.

Send email your application documents to: [email protected]

Key documents

Development Nurse – JD – April 2021

Application Form DBS – Nov 2020

Equal Opportunities Form

 If you are unable to download the documents or print the application form and would like to receive an application pack, or if you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the HR Team, on 01279 773744.

Please state clearly which vacancy you are applying for.

St Clare Hospice is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Employment offers may be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

A note to agencies

We understand that agencies do search for opportunities to work with organisations such as ourselves. However we request that you do not contact us in relation to the vacancies advertised above. We respond to enquiries from individuals seeking employment directly. 


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