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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 individuals to join our organisation in supporting patients from counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with advanced diseases needing palliative care to attain the best quality of life possible.

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.

Clerical / Administrator (Grade III) Maternity Cover – Castlebar

To commence immediately, the candidate will have:

  • Medical Secretarial qualification / experience
  • Have excellent administrative and time management skills as well as the ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.
  • Excellent communication / telephone skills
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Ann Dolan, Director of HR on 091-770868 or by email at adolan@galwayhospice.ie

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00 p.m. Friday, 21st June 2019 @ 2.00 p.m.

Occupational Therapist

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Occupational Therapist (0.6 WTE – 22 hours per week) work alongside the full time Senior Occupational Therapist within the hospice service

At Castlebar Hospice (Panel for New Hospice) - Post of Occupational Therapist (1 x WTE – 37 hours per week)

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a degree in Occupational Therapy or an equivalent qualification.
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with CORU.
  • Minimum of three years post qualification experience, some of which is with a palliative population, specialist or generalist.
  • Experience of complex case management and multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clean Full Driver’s Licence
  • Be registered as a member of AOTI (desirable)

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Deirdre Moran, Snr. Occupational Therapist on 091-770868 or by email at dmoran@galwayhospice.ie.

Staff Nurse (Full Time Position – 39 hpw)

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Staff Nurse

Candidates will:

  • Be a Registered General Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  • Possess excellent communication skills and be flexible in their approach to the role.
  • A PDip in Palliative Care is desirable or a commitment to undertaking same following probation
  • Experience in palliative care/oncology setting desirable but not essential
  • Other relevant experience will be considered
  • Be committed to multi-disciplinary teamwork.
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and effective organisational skills and be able to demonstrate a high standard of communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience post qualification
  • Have the ability to practice safely and effectively fulfilling his/her professional responsibility within their scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Breda King, Director of Nursing on 091-770868 or by email at bking@galwayhospice.ie.

Fundraising Administrator (Full Time Position – 37 hpw)

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Fundraising Administrator

Candidates will:

  • Possess excellent communication skills and be flexible in their approach to the role.
  • The successful candidate will need to have 4-5 years’ experience in and administrative role and a background within the Fundraising Sector would be a distinct advantage
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and effective organisational skills and be able to demonstrate a high standard of communication skills.
  • Have excellent administrative and time management skills as well as the ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.
  • Experience of working in an office environment as a collaborative team member who will get involved in whatever needs to be done to achieve the Fundraising Team’s objectives.

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Charlene Hurley, Director of Fundraising on 091-770868 or by email at churley@galwayhospice.ie.

Receptionist (Part Time– 18.5 hpw) and Locum

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Receptionist

Candidates will:

  • Have the ability to provide a polite and professional service.
  • Have previous experience in a Receptionist Role and a background within the Healthcare Sector would be a distinct advantage
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and effective organisational skills and be able to demonstrate a high standard of communication skills.
  • Have excellent administrative and time management skills as well as the ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.
  • Be flexible in relation to shifts and providing cover as required.
  • Experience of working as a collaborative team member who will get involved in whatever needs to be done to achieve the Foundation’s objectives.

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Ann Dolan, Director of HR on 091-770868 or by email at adolan@galwayhospice.ie.

Pharmacist (Locum)

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Locum Pharmacist

The experienced Pharmacist shall ensure the provision of a comprehensive medication management service including a clinical pharmacy service, patient medication review, patient education, the provision of medication information to nursing and medical staff, and liaise with primary care providers

Candidates will:

  • Be a registered Pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI).
  • Have at least three years satisfactory post registration experience in a Pharmacy position
  • Experience in a Hospital / Hospice setting is desirable
  • Demonstrate evidence of up-to-date pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability for the proper discharge of the duties of the office (as outlined in the job description and specification).
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have experience of providing staff supervision desirable
  • Have IT skills

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Karen McKee, Chief Pharmacist on 091-770868 or by email at karenpharmacist@galwayhospice.ie

Physiotherapist (Locum)

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Locum Physiotherapist

The experienced Physiotherapist shall ensure the provision of a quality service to patients, from assessment to treatment, in line with best international standards and to enhance (insofar as is possible) the quality of life of the patients attending Galway Hospice Day Care and Inpatient Unit

Candidates will:

  • Be a registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) or CORU.
  • Have at least three years satisfactory post registration experience
  • Experience in a Hospital / Hospice setting is desirable
  • Demonstrate evidence of up-to-date knowledge.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have experience of providing staff supervision desirable
  • Have IT skills

Informal enquiries can be made by telephoning Ms. Breda King, Director of Nursing on 091-770868 or by email at bking@galwayhospice.ie.

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