Registered Nurse – Advice Line and Community

Yeovil or Taunton


Full or Part time hours available

Salary £32,686 per annum* (pro-rata for part time hours)

*Includes 18% unsocial hours’ enhancement

Are you a Registered Nurse who shares and believes in our values, wants to make a positive difference by working with an innovative and respected organization, delivering highest quality support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Somerset?

St Margaret's Hospice has ambitious plans to reach more people who need our specialist care and these roles are key to our success. If you hold a RN1 qualification or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and are wanting to make a difference by providing outstanding palliative nursing care, we would love to hear from you.

You should have flexibility to work across a range of care settings and shifts, including evenings, weekends and ability to travel to different sites and communities within the county.

Working as part of a team which includes Community Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care, and  Team Assistants the Registered Nurse - Advice Line and Community will be responsible for a number of elements which includes triaging, providing advice and responding to both patient, carer and other Health care professional calls to the advice line. Community elements will include visiting patients in their own homes (or outpatient environment) to continue the support and advice outlined by the Clinical Nurse Specialist.  The service is offered 7 days a week. 

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, the opportunity to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of being an integral part of the St. Margaret’s team helping make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset. Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively you can join the Hospice pension plan.
  • Recognising your continuous service date for holiday entitlement when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice.
  • Free car parking.
  • Confidential free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme:
  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Information and Advice
  • Vitality wellbeing health promotions

We positively welcome enquiries to look around our In Patient Unit or meet our Community Palliative Care Team and to have a discussion about what the roles entail. If you would like to contact us for a visit or friendly informal chat please contact: 

For further information contact or to arrange an informal visit: Mel Hodgson on 0845 070 8910, or alternatively by email on [email protected]

For full details and to apply go to

NHS Jobs - Yeovil Post

NHS Jobs - Taunton Post

Closing date: 5 June 2019

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and an appropriate Enhanced Disclosure application will be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check previous spent and unspent convictions that are not subject to filtering rules introduced on 29 May 2013.