Referrals Hub Clinical Specialist

Referrals Hub Clinical Specialist


£42,073 to £48,898 per annum


37.5 hours per week, full time preferred.

Minimum age:

Saint Francis Hospice, main hospice site - Havering-Atte- Bower, RM4 1QH

Contract type:


Application deadline:

Weds 12th June 2024



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Nurse or AHP to join the Saint Francis Hospice team as one of the Referrals Hub clinical specialists. Do you have excellent leadership skills and a passion for delivering Person Centered Palliative Care?

Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for all individuals with life limiting illness. We achieved ‘Outstanding’ in our CQC inspection in April 2016. We have recently adapted and reconfigured our services to meet the changing needs of our local community.

The hospice supports the extensive local area including Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Brentwood and West Essex and has a robust governance structure in place. We provide onsite clinical services within a modern, personal 18-bedded unit, as well as Specialist Community Crisis & Support Service (SCCS), Hospice at Home Service and Specialist Therapies Outpatient Services provided at Pemberton Place. Alongside these clinical services, we have the Pepperell Education Centre that has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programs and study days.

The post holder will be responsible for individual assessment and processing of all referrals received at the hospice and will promote and monitor safe and effective practice over a flexible 7-day rota. They will enhance the service user experience and provide effective leadership/collaborative team working and contribute to the delivery of the organization’s objectives and strategy.

The clinical specialist role will work closely with a Referrals Hub Manager, Referrals Hub Clinical Nurse Specialist, Referrals Assistant and Referrals & Admissions Coordinator.

The Referrals Hub team will work pro-actively across all service areas within Saint Francis Hospice to ensure that all plans and arrangements following assessment are in place for a person’s acceptance and admission to all hospice services.

If you are a highly motivated and dynamic individual with specialist clinical experience as well as being a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, we would love to hear from you.

In return we will offer supervision, reflective practice, staff support, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment. Transfer of NHS superannuation scheme or a private pension scheme is also available.


Please note that an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) criminal record check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

If you are excited by this opportunity and would like to discuss this opportunity or arrange an informal visit, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Lesley Burrows Head of Community Services & Commissioning Lead, or Jane Elmer SCCS Team Leader by emailing 

Registered Nurses please apply via NHS Jobs, Job Reference B0483-094


Allied Health Professionals please apply via NHS Jobs, Job reference B0483-095