Clinical Nurse Specialist in Children's and/or Neonatal Palliative Care

Closing Date: 27/08/2018

We are looking for three exceptional and experienced children’s nurses to join our Care Team as Clinical Nurse Specialists.
You will be joining us at a very exciting time, as we rapidly expand our community-based hospice and palliative care services for babies, children and young adults with life limiting conditions, and their families.

You will be based at Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa, providing care across the region, in West, North and East Yorkshire and the Humber.

You will work alongside our multidisciplinary care team, including nurses, allied health professionals and doctors.
Hospital in-reach will be central to your role – you will provide expert clinical advice to hospital-based colleagues, reviewing children with palliative care needs admitted to hospital, and facilitating complex hospital discharge.
Working flexibly with children and their families in their own homes, you will provide essential support through the provision of advanced level nursing and specialist palliative care. You will be expected to work over a seven day period, which will include some on call and out of hours work.
We’re looking for nurse who has a passion for:
  • Providing families with true choice in their place of care
  • Using advanced level nursing to keep children out of hospital
  • Developing the community-based service, building awareness and increasing our reach.
  • Working closely with other agencies
In addition, we’re looking for a nurse who is:
  • Experienced in both palliative and community based care
  • Able to teach and assess other members of the team
  • Interested in taking a lead role in team development
  • A non-medical prescriber, or enrolled on a V300 course.
Experience of working with neonates would be a definite advantage. 
If you really want to make a difference to families and play a key role in the design and delivery of our care services, we want to hear from you. In return we'll give you all the support you need to develop your career in children's palliative care, with the opportunity to study for further qualifications in this field. Other benefits include:
  • A welcoming working environment
  • Ability to remain in the NHS Pension scheme
  • Eight weeks of annual leave
  • Free parking
  • Free meals and paid breaks
Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities and requirements. 
For further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Michael Tatterton, Consultant Nurse, on 01937 845045 (extension 462), or email  

If you are interested in this position, please complete an application form, referring to the Job Description and Person Specification available on this page or contact Ken McDougall or Rachel Sherbourne at Martin House, Grove Road, Clifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6TX or by telephone on 01937 845045.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 27th August 2018.

Email applications should be sent to

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018. We try to keep our postage costs down so if you have not heard from us by Tuesday 4th September 2018 please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Registered Charity No. 517919
Company Registration No. 2016332, England

Supporting Files

Clinical Nurse Specialist Job Description and Person Specification
Application form (Word)
Application form (PDF)