Salary: CA5 – CA6 £35,115 - £39,208 pro rata

Are you an experienced registered nurse with knowledge of palliative care or willingness to learn? Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you looking for a unique challenge? If so, then this could be the perfect role for you!

St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, we’re there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle.

We have an exciting opportunity to join St Catherine's Telephone Advice, Referrals and Rapid Response (STARR) team based in Crawley. STARR is the key single point of contact for patients and families, as well as Health and Social Care Professionals, who require access to services provided by the Hospice. The STARR is also the gateway to receiving, assessing and processing of referrals to the hospice via a single point of access.

Working Monday to Friday as part of the team you will work alongside our team lead, dedicated admin, nurse practitioners and senior staff nurses.

You will be assessing complex patient symptoms and taking appropriate actions, talking to distressed relatives, advising health care professionals, triaging new referrals and with the team lead, oversee our rapid response service who visit patients requiring urgent intervention in the community.

This post is offered on 6 month contract but there may be scope to make this post permanent in the future.

Hours: currently the Nurse practitioners work 3 days 8am to 8pm , but we would be happy to consider other working patterns and shorter days.

If you are interested and want to find out more , please contact Carla Rattigan lead nurse for outreach services on 01294 447333 or email

Employees at St Catherine’s Hospice can enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of up to 9% (NHS pension scheme is transferable)
  • Excellent commitment to learning and development including external training
  • Confidential employee support programmes
  • Free flu jabs
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Blue Light Card

We are located in Malthouse Road, Crawley, West Sussex, which is within commuting distance from Brighton and London and just a 5 minute walk from Crawley railway station.For an application pack, please call the HR Department on 01293 447372 (answer phone), email or download our application pack.


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Location Crawley, United Kingdom
Job Type Contract
Category Education
Reference No. HR033
Salary £35,115.00 - £39,208.00 pro rata
Closing Date 04/10/2019
DBS Check Required? Yes
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