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

  • 2 x 1.0 WTE (39 hours) Specified Purpose contracts (approx. 12 months)
  • 1 x 0.5WTE (19.5 hours) Indefinite Duration contract 

Based in Harold’s Cross

Opportunities are now available to Registered General Nurses, with the relevant knowledge, skills and qualifications, who wish to develop their career to that of Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care. The successful candidate will join an established Community Palliative Care Team, and develop as an autonomous practitioner leading in the delivery of comprehensive person-centred palliative care.

A panel will be formed for future vacancies in Blackrock / Harold’s Cross Community Palliative Care Team.  This may be of interest to Specialist Palliative Care CNS wishing to gain experience in the community setting. 

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 drivers licence 

Informal enquiries for this post to Noreen Holland, Assistant Director of Nursing, on 01 406 8700 or by email to 

A detailed Job Description and Person Specification and application form are available to download below or from the Human Resources Department by e-mail: hr@olh.ieor by phone (01) 491 2594.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and forward with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a short cover letter, by email to or by post to: Dominika Omiko, Manpower Manager, Human Resources Department, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W.

Latest date for receipt of applications is 9.00am  on Friday 31st May 2019 

About us

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services provides multi-disciplinary services in Specialist Palliative Care across Harold’s Cross & Blackrock Hospice. 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.

Why work at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services?

  • Opportunity to work in a modern, inclusive and friendly environment
  • Continuous education, career pathway development and mentoring programme
  • Pension and Sick Pay scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free on-site parking
  • Restaurant with subsidised meals
  • Employee Well-Being: Mindfulness, Care for Carers’ Sessions, Exercise Classes, promotion of national awareness days and healthcare campaigns such as National Carers’ Week, Men’s Health, Breast Cancer Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, etc.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff Council
  • Staff Priority Pledge
  • Health Service Credit Union (voluntary participation)
  • Private Health Care Scheme (voluntary participation)
  • Education and training for every discipline on-site in our purpose-built Education and Research Centre
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Several bus routes within two minutes walking distance of both locations
  • Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is an equal opportunities employer and supports a smoke free environment.

Department of Health & Children salary scales will apply for HSE funded posts. A panel will be formed from which future Clinical Nurse Specialist positions (temporary, permanent, full time, part time) may be filled in line with Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services’ panel management guidelines.

Application Form – CNSp CPCT

Job Description & Person Specification – CNSp Community Palliative Care