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Lead Nurse End of Life and Specialist Palliative Care Services

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic nurse with a passion for Palliative and End of Life Care, as Lead Nurse in the Team.Full Time Band 8a

The role is leading a highly motivated team and continuing the development of the End of Life and Palliative care services ,Leading the development of Palliative and End of Life care across the Trust, enabling doctors, AHPs and nurses as well as non-professionally registered health care staff to develop role-appropriate critical skills and decision making in relation to end of life an palliative care

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with patients and loved ones when receiving diagnosis and a commitment to providing high quality person centre careMaintaining links with professional networks and stakeholders as appropriate and to escalate concerns from operational group meetings to the strategic groups to ensure outcomes are achieved

Working clinically you will be a role model to all disciplines promoting high standards of person centred care to patients requiring Palliative and End of Life care

You will be supported by Palliative Care Consultants and receive regular clinical supervision and supportThe Trust supports staff to maintain health and wellbeing which improves staff satisfaction and a work life balance.

Main duties of the job

o Working with senior nurses in cancer services provide seamless pathways and transitions for patientso Working with colleagues across the acute and community service to implement the Palliative and End of Life Strategyo Work collaboratively with senior clinicians to provide high quality patient centred careo Work clinically utilise prescribing skills to assist in symptom control and maintain comfort of patientso Lead on the update of existing policies and guidelines within the services to ensure staff are up to date and working according to best practiceo Act as an advocate to patient and their families to ensure palliative and end of life care meets the needs of the patient and in line with local and national standardso Have an in-depth knowledge in palliative and end of life care to advise senior managers on clinical issueso Maintain professional links with local services to share information to provide best practice

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunities o NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 5 years' post registration experience at a senior level (Band 7 or above) in specialty area.
  • Masters level degree level study in relevant subject
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training Teaching & Mentoring qualification
  • Registered General Nurse


  • Evidence of managing a team
  • Experience of project management



  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care or relevant subject
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training Teaching & Mentoring qualification


  • Masters level study in palliative and end of life care

Interpersonal Skills


  • Uses a range of influencing strategies to bring about change and modernisation of clinical services.
  • Commitment to NHS core values


  • Coaching/supervision/mentorship skills

Organisational Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills suitable for a range of audiences, including chairing of meetings.

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT



Armthorpe Road



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