Staff Nurse with a view to progressing to CNS position

This post should be of interest to nursing staff who are eligible for or working toward eligibility for CNS status and support will be provided to Staff Nurses who would like to work in community Palliative Care, with suitable experience to develop into the role.  The successful candidates will join a team of experts to provide seamless patient care. The remit of the CNSp. is on the relief of physical and psychosocial distress for patients and families and the provision of support and guidance to those involved in the delivery of care. The role will involve a strong clinical component, delivering a specialist services in the community, in addition to the other core competencies of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role (patient / client advocacy, education & training, audit & research and consultancy).

Candidates will:

  • Be eligible for or working toward eligibility for CNS status
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration on the Register of General Nurses maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland(NMBI)
  • Ideally have at least five years’ post-registration experience, including a minimum of two years’ experience in Palliative Care/Oncology.
  • Have attained post-registration Higher Diploma Level 8 (or higher) Qualification in Palliative Care.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development, training and research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice safely and effectively, fulfilling his/her professional responsibility within his/her scope of practice.
  • Have experience/training in caring for a child with life limiting conditions is desirable but not essential.


Further information available on our website vacancies page

Informal enquiries can be made to Ms. Mairead Carr, Director of Nursing on 091-770868 or by email at .

Please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR for a detailed job description and Application Form


Galway Hospice Governed Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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