Nursing - Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Department Palliative Care
  • Salary £38,890.00 – £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 01/12/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-PCS-652
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity within the established Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nursing Team for a 6 month fixed term/secondment initially. This is a new post that has been created within the team recognising the increased demand for palliative care services.  The post may continue past the initial 6 months as work is progressing to increase staffing in this very much needed speciality.  The Specialist Palliative Care team provide specialist symptom control and management for all patients with a palliative diagnosis across both The Royal Shrewsbury & The Princess Royal Hospitals.  They are supported by a Specialist Palliative Care Consultant, and also work closely with the End of Life Care Facilitators.  The team are all willing to support the new appointee to develop their skills in relation to specialist palliative care.

In order to meet the requirements of this post you will need to have significant post registration experience  and  experience of working at Band 6 level in a relevant speciality.  You will need to have a good understanding of what palliative care is, and have experience of managing complex patient symptoms within palliative and end of life care.  You will need to have excellent communication skills with people at all levels and be able to communicate emotive and distressing information to patients and families in a compassionate and kind manner.

 Experience of teaching and training of staff would be an advantage as this post will involve staff education in palliative care.  You will need to have a passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality and effective palliative care and demonstrate a commitment to ensuring effective palliative and symptom control for all patients requiring it.  You will need to be flexible in your approach to working, be able to work well within a team, but also able to work independently for long periods during the day.  You will be expected to work across both hospital sites on occasions and, as the service is moving towards providing a seven day palliative care service, you must be able to work weekends on a rota basis. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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