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End of Life Care Nurse

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to work within the area of End of Life. This post is to join the End of Life care team to work with patients who are in the last few days/hours of life. This is a very innovative team and is striving to take the Trust in the direction of achieving excellence in end of life care.

We are looking or individuals who are passionate about end of life care and wish to improve their skills and knowledge base within this specialised area. This will include assisting with the implementation of national guidance and initiatives, in particular the 5 priorities of care as outlined by the leadership alliance. It will also involve ongoing education and training trust wide around the principle of of end of life.

This is a challenging role and requires the individual to display empathy, genuineness and compassion to the patient and their loved ones at the end of their lives.

Main duties of the job

The role covers five main areas-: clinical, educational, research and audit, managerial and professional

About us

We care because:

o We always put the patient first.

o Everyone counts - we treat each other with courtesy, honesty, respect and dignity.

o Committed to quality and continuously improving patient experience.

o Always caring and compassionate.

o Responsible and accountable for our actions - taking pride in our work.

o Encouraging and valuing our diverse staff and rewarding ability and innovation

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Plan

Clinical activity 70%, Education 20%, Management 10%.

These should be seen as average role components and are subject to fluctuation based on patient/service need.

All staff and volunteers working within the trust have a duty to be aware of their own and the organisations roles and responsibilities for safeguarding and protecting children and young people, and vulnerable adults. You must be competent to recognise abuse, respond appropriately and contribute to the processes for safeguarding, accessing training and supervision as appropriate to your role.

The prevention and control of infection is an integral part of the role of all health care personnel. Staff members, in conjunction with all relevant professionals will contribute to the prevention and control of infection through standard infection control practices and compliance with the Trusts infection control policies in order to ensure the highest quality of care to patients. If your normal duties are directly or indirectly concerned with patient care you must ensure you receive sufficient training, information and supervision on the measures required to prevent and control risks of infection.

You must be aware of and adhere to Health and Safety legislation, policies and procedures, to ensure your own safety and that of colleagues, patients, visitors and any other person who may be affected by your actions at work.

You are reminded of your duty under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself and others to officially report all incidents, accidents and hazards using the Critical Incident Reporting Procedure to use safety equipment provided for your protection at all times and to co-operate with management in meeting statutory requirements.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but indicates the main ones attached to the post. It may be amended at a future time after discussion to take account of changing patterns of service and management.

Please see attached job description for full details

Person Specification



  • NMC registered
  • First level Degree (or working towards) in palliative care/end of life or equivalent experience


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Working towards Masters
  • Teaching Qualification



  • Minimum of 3 years' experience involvement of working with end of life patients and an understanding of palliative care needs.
  • Able to work independently, showing initiative and a desire to develop the service and initiate change.


  • Working within the acute setting and have experience of working with the End of life care team and patients
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of key national documents and guidance.



  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the patient pathway is seamless
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating evidence to guide and support others
  • Ability to manage a caseload of patients maximising time management and prioritising work load


  • Demonstrates clear commitment to the team approach exchanging ideas and providing support to colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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