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The Galway Hospice Foundation is noted for the provision of specialist palliative care services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout Galway city and county, and on the adjoining islands.

Arising from our proposed expansion plans to develop Palliative Care Services in the West of Ireland, the Galway Hospice Foundation is seeking motivated and enthusiastic Nursing Staff wishing to advance their career in Palliative Care and to provide expert care and specialist knowledge in the on-going management of patients requiring Specialist Palliative Care services.

A wide range of benefits will be on offer to successful candidates such as support for further education and development, competitive salary, subsidised restaurant, free parking as well as working with a dedicated and experienced team of professionals.

Assistant Director of Nursing


The primary role of the Assistant Director of Nursing will be to organise, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Department to meet the needs of our Service Users and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.


CNM (Clinical Nurse Manager) III Homecare - Specialist Palliative Care Community Services

The primary role of the CNM III in Home Care will be to ensure, through liaison with the multidisciplinary teams, the provision of support and the highest possible standard of palliative care service to the Foundation's patients and families/carers, consistent with the Mission Statement and Values of the Foundation. They will also be responsible for the overall development of the Home Care team.

CNM (Clinical Nurse Manager)

The primary role of the CNM will be the responsibility for the overall quality of service delivery to all patients and the provision of professional, clinical leadership and management for all staff within the team. The CNM will be responsible for the overall development of nursing staff, by means of in-service training, orientation of new staff and arranging for the clinical experience and supervision of nursing undergraduates and post graduates.

Staff Nurses (In Patient Unit)

The successful candidates will help to ensure that a caring environment is achieved within the Unit, contributing to the highest possible quality of nursing care.

Occupation Therapist (Locum)

The successful candidate will provide intermittent cover for staff absences such as annual leave etc. This is a ''bank'' type of appointment with no guarantee of regular hours. The appointee will ensure the provision of the highest possible standard of occupational therapy service to patients, from assessment to treatment, in line with best international standards, working as a member of the multidisciplinary team.


Informal enquiries for any / all positions can be made by telephoning Ms Breda King, Director of Nursing on 091 770868 or by email at

For further information on these exciting opportunities, and a detailed job description outlining the requirement for all of the above positions, please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR, on 091 770868 or forward your CV in the strictest of confidence to

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 14th September 2018 at 2pm.

Application forms, if desired, are available by email from