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Community Palliative Care - Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our community palliative care nurse team (CPCT) as a Specialist Palliative care nurse (band 7)

The team provides patient centred, evidence-based specialist service for patients and their carers with palliative and and end of life care needs, working where required across south Derbyshire.

In addition to direct clinical role the post includes leadership, managerial, educational and audit/research responsibilities.

The post holder will be expected to have flexible approach to working, which includes weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

  • To take overall responsibility for the care of a caseload of patients with a palliative diagnosis, requiring specialist nursing care.
  • To offer the patient and those important to them the skills of a CNS in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care.
  • As part of the team it is expected that you will be able to participate, implement and assess symptom management.
  • To work from a multidisciplinary approach to care
  • To participate in maintaining and developing a quality service.
  • To participate in the provision of advice and training across functional boundaries/health community as required.
  • Ensure the delivery of agreed professional standards of care within their specialist area.
  • To participate in research and audit within their specialist area and support with the dissemination of its findings.
  • Maintain their own professional development required by the trust and that of the NMC.

Closing date of applications: 25th September 2023

Interview date: 9th October 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • experience of working in specialist palliative and end of life care
  • Demonstrable Band 6 experience or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching or delivering training
  • Experience of working in a variety of clinical settings including community services
  • Experience of working with system one


  • Experience of caring for patients with malignant and non malignant disease
  • Experience of MDT working with community teams including GPS and DNS
  • Knowledge of GSF meetings

Communication Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate advanced communication skills


  • To have undertaken an advanced communication skills course or equivalent

Professional Development


  • Demonstrable Degree level study or relevant post registration experience/ study
  • NMC Registrant


  • non-medical prescribing
  • attended advanced courses around pain management or symptom control

Role Specific


  • experience of caseload management
  • Experience of working alone and as a team


  • knowledge of audit and service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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