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We are currently recruiting for a:

  • Outpatient Palliative Care Support Nurse

Please keep checking back for other future opportunities.

See the foot of this page for role descriptions and application details.

If there is nothing suitable then why not have a look at our Current Volunteer Vacancies. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers if you have a few hours to spare.

Getting to Ardgowan Hospice

Commuting to Ardgowan Hospice couldn’t be easier if you live in or outside of Inverclyde. We’re around 25 miles from Glasgow City Centre and with nearby public transport links and quick access to the A8 & M8, your journey will be a breeze.

By Train

We’re a five minute walk from Greenock West Station where Scotrail runs a fast and frequent service to Glasgow Central Station.

By Bus

We’re less than five minutes from the Kilblain Street bus station where the following McGill’s services run frequently to and from Glasgow, dropping you nearly on our doorstep:  901, 904, 906 and 907.

By Car

Simply follow the M8/A8 towards Greenock from Glasgow, we are less than half a mile from the main road.

While you’re here

Inverclyde boasts many local amenities such as popular eateries, leisure facilities (including gyms, theatres and Scotland’s oldest outdoor heated pool), shopping opportunities (including a mall, retail park and Gourock main street – number one in the list for unique independent traders in Scotland), parks, sports clubs, stunning views over the Clyde and more.

You can enjoy lunch along the Esplanade watching Cruise liners in the Summer or see the Christmas decorations and carolers in the town centre and snow on the hills during Winter.

Get in touch for your job application pack today!

Outpatient Palliative Care Support Nurse | Closes June 17th 2019

Band 5 Community/Outpatient Palliative Care Support Nurse

37.5 hours

Are you a Registered Nurse with a passion for palliative care? Do you have a vision to deliver care in a way that meets the needs of our patients and families and want to develop your career with a respected recognised local charity?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be involved in developing a new suite of specialist palliative care services which will allow you to work across a wide range of our clinical services. You will work closely with our Community Nurse Specialists and report to the Supportive Care Lead to lead.  You will support a small team of health care professionals and wellbeing volunteers with the aim to offer individualised specialist palliative care to patients and families across the community of Inverclyde where and when they need it.

You will be a registered adult nurse with experience of working within a palliative care setting or can demonstrate equivalent palliative care experience and advanced communication skills. We are looking for a “self-starter” who is dedicated, flexible and skilled to support the running and development of our community/outpatient services.

This is a substantive role and you will join our friendly and motivated team, the post would suit someone with experience of a holistic rehabilitative approach of caring for patients, their families and carers.

We would expect you to have knowledge of working within a community setting or similar environment, an advantage would be if you have been involved with or have good understanding of developing services. The ability to self-direct and demonstrate initiative is important.

If you are an enthusiastic, energetic and committed professional who is motivated by the purpose and values of Ardgowan Hospice, wishing to develop your knowledge, management and leadership skills in a specialist palliative care setting, you can apply via the SHOW website or request an application form from our HR department.

For further details or to arrange an informal chat please contact Joyce Sweeney or for an application pack contact Laura Queen on 01475 726830.


CLOSING DATE: June 17th 2019

Interviews to be held week commencing 24th June 2019