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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 Assistant (18.5 hpw) IPU

Job Share 3 days (week 1); 2 days (week 2)

The primary role of the Clerical Assistant will be to provide secretarial services to the Inpatient Unit (IPU) Clinical Nurse Managers, IPU medical, nursing and other multidisciplinary staff as required/directed by CNM2 or Chief Executive.

Applicants must have:

(i)         Third level business/Administration or other relevant qualification.

(ii)        Experience in Palliative Care or Hospital setting.

(iii)       Two years’ experience as Ward Clerk / Medical Secretary

(iv)       Excellent organisational, administrative, resource and time management skills; the ability to multi task combined with the ability to prioritise

(v)        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

(vi)       Strong IT Skills / computer literacy e.g.  MS Word, Excel, Outlook

(vii)      Understanding of the principles of Quality management / Accreditation

(viii)     A reliable, diligent and trustworthy character

(ix)       Ability to treat all information confidentially and sensitively.


Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00 p.m. Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Please forward your CV and letter of application to Judy Tierney on

Alternatively, application forms, if desired, are available on request.