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Clinical Nurse Specialist- Palliative Care

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
At Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust we are very proud of our specialist palliative care and End of life care Co-ordination Hub. The CQC awarded us excellent for our service in 2017. The team consists of specialist Palliative consultants, specialist palliative care nurses for the Acute and community, end of life care facilitators, Urgent response team, day Hospice and Macmillan Occupational therapists. The service is a 24/7 service and provides care to patients who are in hospital and the community in Sandwell and West Birmingham. You will need to have good clinical knowledge around end of life care, complex symptom control and advanced communication.

Main duties of the job

We are recruiting a Band 7 Specialist palliative care nurse. You must be an experienced registered nurse and have significant previous experience in the specialty or a related specialty. You must be willing to do on call over 7 days. You will be given an opportunity to take part in a rotation between acute, community and day Hospice with support and training.

If you feel that you have the enthusiasm, passion and knowledge for this post then please apply.

This is a really exciting time for professionals who want to join a team that will influence the development of services for patients at end of life. This well-established specialist palliative care team will impart their experience and knowledge to support this new post holder.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Significant post registration experience
    • Proven experience within palliative care/oncology setting
    • Experience at band 6 or above
    • Able to demonstrate evidence of counselling skills
    • Community experience


    • Able to set and monitor standards
    • Knowledge and understanding of nursing clinical audit



    • First level nurse
    • Degree in cancer/palliative care or Health Care degree which has been related to palliative care or working towards
    • ENB 998 (Teaching and Assessing in Clinical /D33/D32Practice), or equivalent course


    • Substantial experience in a nursing leadership role

    personal qualities


    • Presentation skills
    • Advanced interpersonal skills
    • shows empathy


    • Flexible attitude



    • Management of clinical case load
    • Time management
    • Leadership skills
    • Ability to work across professional and organisational boundaries


    • prioritise workload
    • Ability to motivate and lead junior staff

    Communication/Verbal skills


    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Proficient use of IT systems
    • Able to identify training needs in other health care professionals and formulate detailed teaching plans


    • Demonstrative evidence of counselling skills



    • Demonstrate understanding of Clinical Nurse Specialist role
    • Evidence of implementing research based practice
    • Specialist Palliative Care Awareness & Knowledge
    • Symptom Control knowledge
    • Psychological needs and support


    • Knowledge and understanding of nursing/clinical audit
    • Knowledge and development of educational programmes

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B71 4HJ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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