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Palliative Support Staff Nurse - Band 5

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Palliative Support Nurse - Band 5

Permanent role

37.5 hours per week, part time will be considered

Due to internal promotion this is an excellent opportunity to join our expanding and developing team.

Would you like to come and join a highly functioning award winning team? Are you driven, compassionate and dedicated? Coventry Specialist Palliative Care Team provides Palliative Care for people with an advanced progressive illness in order to improve quality of life for patients and their families. The team strive to work in a multi-disciplinary, integrated way to offer the best possible care. We regularly undertake audit/surveys and are involved in national research.

The team consists of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, a doctor in training, a Clinical Psychologist, a Head of Service, a team of 8 Specialist Palliative Care Nurses, a specialist Occupational Therapist, a specialist Physiotherapist and a Technical Instructor. In addition two Palliative Support sisters and a team of palliative health care assistants deliver hands on personal care to patients in the last weeks of life. We work closely with GP's, District Nurses and other local services such as Myton Hospice.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

In order to support the end of life pathway and ongoing Out of Hospital work streams we have identified a need for four band 5 nurses with palliative skills to support new referrals into the service and co-ordinate a rapid response to patients in their own homes and care homes. The service currently works between the hours of 8.00am to 10.00pm with a requirement to work over 7 days per week.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
  • Registered General Nurse
  • The successful post holder must have the ability to lead and direct the palliative support team in the absence of the Palliative support sisters & under the direction of the Head Of Service
  • Be confident and competent to offer nursing care to patients and carers including pain management / symptom control / Syringe driver knowledge
  • Good organisation and communication skills are vital to this post
  • At least has some experience in a palliative care setting

We encourage applications from registered nurses with a wide range of nursing skills and experience both from the community and acute sectors and who can demonstrate a passion for palliative care.

* This post is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Person Specification



  • RGN: 1st Level Registration

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrates an understanding of skills and knowledge relevant to the CNS role
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within Primary and Secondary health care teams and as part of a multi-disciplinary specialist team



  • Substantial post registration clinical experience
  • Demonstrable experience working at a senior level in an appropriate clinical area
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing palliative care patients



  • car driver - business use

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilsons Lane



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