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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare are delighted to offer an opportunity to join our Specialist Palliative Care Services based at John Eastwood Hospice.

We are advertising for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our established team. The Clinical Nurse Specialist role provides expert symptom management and psychological support to patients and those important to them. Based at John Eastwood Hospice you will provide in reach in to Sherwood Forests Hospital as well as across the Mid Notts community setting. You will join a team of 12 nurse specialists working under the clinical leadership of Consultants in Palliative Medicine.

Main duties of the job

As a specialist in palliative care you will provide expert clinical support to patients and those important to them, predominantly in the hospital setting. This will include management of pain and symptom control as well as psychological support and care in the last days of life.

You will work collaboratively with the end of life team within SFH to provide symptom management, care at end of life, education and training to wards and progression of service improvement.

As well as a clinical role you will support clinical triage for the Mid Notts Single Point of Access (Call 4 Care) on a rotational basis. This involves giving expert telephone advice to colleagues and other providers and processing referrals in to the team and wider palliative care services.

As an expert in your field you will also support the delivery of a portfolio of training and education to staff in all settings. This will include direct teaching and shadowing and peer support.

You will be an independent nurse prescriber or willing to work towards this on appointment.

There will be a requirement to work across our inpatient units and within the community setting/patients own homes.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be forward thinking and passionate about palliative care.

You will have excellent communication and influencing skills and be confident at undertaking holistic assessments and making recommendations for care based on expert knowledge and skill.

You will be able to work in pressured environments with frequent exposure to emotional distress and death and dying.

We are particularly interested to receive applications from professionals with a background in urgent and acute care, elderly medicine and broader non malignant disease.

In return the successful candidate will join a caring and supportive team based within our specialist palliative care services at John Eastwood Hospice. You will be supported to develop and access further training and supervision to meet your individual needs. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the role in more detail.

Person Specification



  • Registered adult nurse
  • Evidence of degree level qualification
  • Independent nurse prescriber (V300) or willing to work towards


  • Teaching qualification
  • Qualification in Advanced communication skills
  • counselling or psychology training



  • Post qualified with band 6 or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working within palliative care
  • Experience of working in a variety of healthcare settings


  • experience of non malignant disease, urgent and emergency care or frailty and elderly medicine
  • experience of audit and research
  • experience of delivering training and education

knowledge and skills


  • excellent communication skills
  • In depth knowledge of pain and other symptom management
  • Knowledge of a variety of disease processes
  • Able to confidently assess and manage patient care


  • experience of delivering clinical management face to face and by telephone triage



  • Able to work in highly pressured and distressing environments
  • highly motivated and enthusiastic

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


John Eastwood Hospice

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4HJ

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