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Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 5 Staff Nurse to join our 'Outstanding' team.

Working as a member of our you will provide palliative care for adults with life limiting illness and support to their families.

You will have a compassionate approach to care and will focus on delivering a high quality service.

As a motivated and enthusiastic nurse you will demonstrate compassion and an interest to work within the field of palliative care. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

You will participate in a 7 day operational service, which will include nights, weekends and bank holidays.

In return you will be supported by a knowledgeable and experienced team with regular clinical supervision and relevant training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Providing palliative and end of life care for patients with life limiting illness on an inpatient unit. This will include working to provide symptom management and psychological support to the patient and their families.

Ideally the candidate will have knowledge and experience of administering controlled drugs and syringe driver's, IV medication and blood products, care of CVAD's and ports, tracheotomies and nasogastric tubes, or an enthusiasm to complete competencies in the management of these.

About us

We are an inclusive collaborative team, working closely to provide outstanding care to palliative and end of life adults.

We have a strong team work ethic and commitment to patient care and work under considerable pressure at times.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be working on the inpatient unit as an autonomous practitioner applying a high level of clinical reasoning to ensure that individualised care is delivered safely.

Please refer to the job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered 1st level nurse
  • Diploma in nursing and/or study to degree level or equivalent


  • Relevant post-registration qualification in palliative care / oncology
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching qualification



  • Has an understanding of specialist palliative care / oncology
  • Previous post registration experience
  • Ability to manage situation / environment


  • Knowledge of Health Care policy and reform relevant to Specialist Palliative Care e.g. The End of Life Care Strategy, 6 Ambitions for Palliative Care NICE Guidance, NHS Cancer Plan
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of symptom control
  • Previously worked in a palliative care setting inside or outside the NHS

Personal Attributes


  • Conscientious
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Innovative, adaptable to change
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Assertive, self-aware and resilient
  • Positive
  • Team Player


  • Has vision and drive

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Confident in computer packages such as word, excel and outlook
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language knowledge of use of told for advanced care planning
  • Awareness of current legislate / policy to end of life care
  • Ability to reflect on own practise



  • Shows respect to others
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Priscilla Bacon Lodge

Century Place



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