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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Community Specialist Palliative Care Team. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with advanced evidence based Palliative Care Skills, evidence of Palliative Care/oncology courses at level 6 and above and experience, along with a V300 prescribing qualification and proven advanced communication skills.

Main duties of the job

To provide professional leadership, advice and support in palliative care for health professionals, patients and carers to enhance the quality of life for people with life limiting illness requiring palliative care , including complex physical, psychological and emotional needs .

Our vision, is to provide a comprehensive and patient-focused approach for people with complex symptoms associated to advanced progressive disease who are in the last 12 months of life, creating a forward thinking and innovative approach to supportive care. The role requires an understanding of current Initiatives in Palliative and end of life care. The successful candidate will work as part of a specialist team consisting of clinical nurse specialists, providing holistic needs assessment for patients, advice and support for health professional providing palliative and end of life care in the community setting including community inpatient. Working in collaboration with our partner organisations across the Liverpool and South Sefton geographical area and the Integrated Merseyside Palliative Care Team.

We have an excellent staff supervision system enabling our staff to be committed to developing both their service and themselves through continued professional development and appraisal systems.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team across Liverpool and South Sefton geographical area, supporting patients to be symptom managed in their usual place of residence. The focus of the role is to provide clinical expertise and leadership within the community setting.

To work in collaboration with our partner organisations and IMPACT so patients are directed to the right service at the right time to meet their needs.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Appropriate prescriber - if required within the role
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses
  • Registration with relevant professional body


  • First line management qualification
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnostics (or working towards)



  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience
  • Experience of management and clinical leadership
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working
  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care.
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in NHS and Social Care.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Understanding how other agencies work.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.


  • Experience of delivering education and training programmes in specialist area.
  • Research skills



  • IT literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust



Kings Business Park


L34 1PJ

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