Palliative Care CNS

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro-rata)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about palliative care? Do you want to work with an enthusiastic team developing your palliative care skills? Hampshire Hospitals Palliative Care team is looking for a Band 6 Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist to join their team based predominantly in the Hospital in Winchester.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist palliative Care band 6 CNS post holder will practise autonomously, carrying a caseload of patients, supporting the wider team in the delivery of a seven day, twenty-four hour service for which you are responsible for or have been delegated the responsibility, this includes:
  • High standards of Professional Practice to ensure quality and safety of patient care, experience and the patient journey
  • To develop specialised clinical practice, knowledge, skills and experience in palliative care
  • Contribute to the delivery of education in palliative and end of life care
  • Attend site specific MDT's and Morbidity and mortality meetings
  • Leading by example
  • Supporting and contributing to the team in ensuring that clinical services are delivered to a high quality of care and that all compliance requirements such as CQC and contractual requirements are achieved

Establish local and national networks, linking with other practitioners in specialist area in order to share/learn from examples of good practice. Work with relevant clinical groups at cancer network level in order to deliver local and national objectives for the specialist area

About us

Who we are: The Palliative Care team operates across all Trust sites. This includes the hospice in Andover and the new hospice in Winchester and in Basingstoke we have a hospital and community team.

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of �382m in 17/18

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver the best possible standard of care to our patients, to ensure they are able to discuss and resolve any concerns and to understand how to escalate on their behalf if not able to resolve to their satisfaction.

Responsibility for patient/client care

To develop and deliver effective, programmes of care, recording, documenting and maintaining these within trust policies.

Provide clinical advice around Palliative and end of life care

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Professional UK registration in NMC
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, or employment experience
  • Post registration qualification(s) or training in palliative Care
  • Management and Leadership Development


  • Additional Post graduate learning in specialist field including master's degree or working towards
  • Member of relevant special interest group



  • of post registration clinical work /experience in palliative care
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) clearly recorded for professional profile


  • Evidence of specialist palliative care skills
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship including, employee relations, performance, conduct and training needs analysis



  • Evidence of the ability to deliver formal/informal learning sessions
  • To demonstrate the required behaviour in keeping with the Trust values
  • Understanding of effective clinical governance including implications, quality and audit


  • Evidence of advanced communications skills training

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