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Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care to gain experience working in a community setting (1.0 WTE). The post holder will work predominantly in the community setting with flexibility to work within the whole of the Specialist Palliative Care service as is required.

The post holder will have substantial years post registration experience, to include palliative, cancer or non-cancer long term condition nursing. We will consider all transferable skills, but an ability to demonstrate a full holistic assessment and understanding of the principles of symptom control is key to this position

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly motivated nurse with excellent communication skills to provide advice and support to patients, their families and health care professionals.

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of specialist palliative care and the context in which such care is delivered within community setting. Evidence of ongoing professional development is essential, and experience of teaching is desirable. The role requires the postholder to provide specialist palliative care to patients with complex problems, act as a specialist resource to generic health and social care professionals and deliver education and training to develop their palliative care practice.

The role will require an ability to work both independently and as part of the multidisciplinary team, and communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to make comprehensive and focused assessments.
  • Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to identify subtle changes in condition and act on these appropriately.
  • Work in partnership with clinicians/health professionals to plan and implement treatment for palliative care and patients with life limiting illness.
  • Refer on to other services or professionals as appropriate. This may include facilitating discussion with the patient, their family and significant others concerning palliative care and end of life care plans.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • First level nurse registration
  • Current NMC registration
  • First level degree or undertaking a first level degree
  • Willingness to undertake further academic or practical study at a higher level for e.g. Master's degree
  • Teaching qualification or willing to undertake
  • Advanced Communication Course


  • Independent nurse prescribing qualification
  • Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation competencies
  • Specialist palliative care qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Honeypot Lane Centre for Health



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