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Clinical Nurse Specialists




Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services

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Job Description:

In operation for 140 years, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is a 200-bed facility providing specialist care for people with a wide range of needs from rehabilitation to end-of-life care in Harold’s Cross Hospice, Blackrock Hospice and Wicklow Hospice.

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is acknowledged as a centre of excellence in all its departments, and it actively encourages and promotes continuous learning and development in a constantly changing environment.


Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSp) – Community Palliative Care Team (CPCT)

• For upcoming positions

• 1.0WTE (39 hours) and 0.5WTE (19.5 hours)

• Indefinite Duration (permanent)

• HSE funded

• Based in Harold’s Cross, Blackrock and Wicklow

Opportunities are now available to Registered General Nurses, with specialist palliative care knowledge, skills and qualifications, who wish to develop their career to that of Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care (CNSp).

The successful candidates will join the established Community Palliative Care Team (CPCT) and develop as an expert practitioner in the delivery of comprehensive person-centred palliative care. The option to work / rotate to the Out-Patients clinic setting, may be included within the remit of the CNSp.

A recruitment panel will be formed for future vacancies in Harold’s Cross, Blackrock and Wicklow CPCT.

Essential Requirements

· Registered General Nurse with NMBI

· Hold a relevant (minimum level 8) post-graduate qualification in Palliative Care

· Five years post registration experience

· Two years recent experience in Specialist Palliative Care.

· Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development

· Car owner with a full driver’s licence

Latest date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on 12th October 2020

About us

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services provides multi-disciplinary services in Specialist Palliative Care across Harold’s Cross, Blackrock & Wicklow Hospices. It is also a leading centre in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases and are leading providers of Care of the Older Person with both Residential & Community Reablement Services. We pride ourselves on our excellence of care for our patients, committed volunteers and highly trained and professional staff.


Permanent / Full-time

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