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Supportive & Palliative Care CNS Education Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder must ensure the delivery of education and training to support evidenced based care across and within the clinical teams. S/he will contribute to the improvement of standards to care through the development of all staff groups, participating in audit and research, teaching and supporting colleagues and the provision of effective leadership

The post will involve S/he working 2 days across a 5 day week clinically supporting patients with palliative and EOLC needs including triaging, written and telephone referrals of patients and prioritising. S/he will support the development of generic and specialist staff in generalist palliative care, EOLC

Main duties of the job

Role model standards to care and behaviour through clinical practice.Ensure visibility within clinical areas.Contribute, with the EDP, to formulating palliative and EOLC trust strategy andpolicy. Support the developing role of the practitioner by contributing to the change processes through, leadership, research, education, training and clinical practice. Make clinical decisions working within the 'Scope of Professional Practice' and support the CNS team in identifying those areas of practice most appropriate to be undertaken by the nurse/support staff or others. Bring relevant national information, policies, guidelines and procedures that may impact on service to the attention of the Lead Nurse, Matron, CNS team and MDT. In conjunction with the Lead Nurse, Matron, CNS team and MDT set and monitor standards, promoting best practice in the specialist area.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Years clinical experience at B5/B6
  • current past experience-acute communkty
  • Nursing degree


  • Delivered education
  • communication skills

Communication skills


  • Good communication skills


  • Attended comms course

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