First Contact Service Triage Nurse


Location: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, CM17 9JX

Salary: £27,352 – £32,512 per annum (depending on experience) plus 5% High Cost Area Allowance (£1,034 – £1,791)

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours

Overview of role

At St Clare Hospice, our vision is that every adult with a life limiting condition in our local communities can access palliative care services wherever, and whenever they need them, so they can make the most of every moment.  Our many different services provide patients, their families and carers with physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support, at home, or here at the hospice.

The First Contact Service (FCS) is an exciting and dynamic new clinical service that is the central hub for all external referrals into the services of St Clare Hospice.   An enhanced, specialist triage service, instrumental within receiving and processing of all external referrals, ensuring a timely and smooth transition from initial inquiry into the service best placed to meet their needs.

If you have excellent communication skills, a passion for palliative care and a drive to provide excellent care then we would love to hear from you.

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, generous leave allowance, pension and life assurance scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free parking and the option to continue your membership of the NHS pension scheme.  We offer excellent development opportunities and are committed to supporting individuals in their learning and development.

For an informal discussion, please contact: 

Lynne Hooper, Specialist Triage Nurse on 01279 773774 or by email [email protected]

How to apply

Please complete a St Clare Hospice application form or submit your CV with a cover letter telling us 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.

Please send your application documents by email to:[email protected]

Key documents

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Employment Details

Equal Opportunities

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed by: Tuesday 23rd August 2022

Interviews at the hospice:  Friday 26th August 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the HR Team, on 01279 773744 or email [email protected]

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.  We recognise that everyone is different, and we value the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality services. Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

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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