Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our Salisbury Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Community CNS Team on a fixed term 12mth contract, working Part Time hours of 22.5 per week.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated nurse ideally with clinical palliative care knowledge and experience at Band 6, whom is confident in decision-making, innovative and with a passion to always improve.

Consideration could be given to an initial role development post please contact us to discuss before applying, if you feel this would be your situation.

The role will involve providing expert symptom control advice and psychological support. You will hold a caseload of patients in a geographical area, linked to GP practices. You will based at Salisbury Hospice and travel into the community setting, so access to transport is essential.

We have strong links with all of our external professional colleagues and are regularly involved with GSF and MDT meetings.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Palliative Care Nurse is an expert in ensuring high quality palliative care is delivered to patients and their families. They are able to work independently, as well as part of the Salisbury Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Service and the external health care teams.

To offer the patient and families the skills of a clinical nurse specialist in symptom control, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual care.

To offer advice, support and education to the primary health care teams, community and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of a multi-professional team.

To work from using a multi-professional approach to care.

Experience of holding conversations around advance care planning and using end of life care tools in a community environment

To participate in quality initiatives within the department.

Experience of delivering both formal and informal teaching.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Community CNS Team covers the South Wiltshire patch and some of West Hampshire and a small part of Dorset. We have a very supportive and experienced MDT at Salisbury all working together, ensuring continuity of services we offer to our patients and their families, which also helps make us the friendly team we are. The Community CNS team is part of Salisbury Specialist Palliative Care Services. The Service has a 10 bed Hospice on the Salisbury Foundation Hospital site. We have a Hospital CNS Team, Family Support Team, as well as a Hospice at Home service. We are supported by a wealth of volunteers, across all of our services.

Person Specification



  • NMC active PIN number / Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Degree Level qualification or study/course at this level
  • Hospice or Palliative / End of Life Care Experience
  • Evidence of working in a team
  • Evidence of working independently
  • Evidence of relevant study / courses


  • Experience of working in a Specialist Palliative Care Area
  • Experience of working in the community setting
  • Advanced Communication Skills course (Connect) or similar
  • Evidence of skills in specialist palliative care Symptom Management
  • Evidence of relevant qualification in specialist palliative care (e.g. ENB, Degree, MSc)
  • Evidence of teaching and / or teaching qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury Hospice

Odstock Road



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