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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Nottinghamshire Healthcare are delighted to offer a new opportunity to join our Specialist Palliative Care Service based at Bassetlaw 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 Bassetlaw Hospice you will provide support across the Bassetlaw community setting. You will join a team of 3 other nurse specialists working under the clinical leadership of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine.

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

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 community setting. This will include management of pain and symptom control as well as psychological support and care in the last days of life.

As well as a clinical role you will give 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.

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

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about palliative care and eager to develop in this field.

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. 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



  • First level General Nurse Registration
  • Post-basic qualification in palliative care
  • Non- medical prescribing - or willingness to undertake


  • Degree module in palliative care
  • Degree in a health related subject
  • Advanced communications skills training
  • Psychology level 2 training
  • Teaching qualification



  • At least two years working at Band six or other substantial proven palliative care experience


  • Experience in a specialist nurse role.
  • Community experience / insight into community issues.
  • Specialist palliative care experience.



  • Knowledge of symptom management at a depth expected for band 7
  • Sound knowledge of palliative care philosophy.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance including audit and research.


  • Sound knowledge of advance care planning



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



  • If candidate does not possess module in palliative care at degree level, advanced communications skills training and psychology level 2 training, then they must be in agreement to undertake on commencement of post.



  • Basic computer skills
  • Well developed inter-personal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage own case load, time etc.
  • Ability to manage stress and distress in self and others
  • Ability to work efficiently and productively with the rest of the team on common projects e.g. teaching courses etc.
  • Sound clinical assessment skills. Problem solving skills


  • Recognised qualification/s in computer skills
  • Dedicated communication skills training

Contractual Requirements


  • Flexibility to accommodate attendance out of normal working hours for: patient/carer contact, education provision, professional development, professional meetings, public relation responsibilities.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bassetlaw Hospice

North Road


DN22 7XF

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