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Clinical Nurse Specialist/Palliative and End of Life Educator

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

If you are an experienced Specialist Palliative Care Nurse/Practitioner who can demonstrate a strong ethos for delivering end of life education to nurses, AHPs, students, doctors we need to hear from you. We need a strongly motivated, enthusiastic and committed person who can work autonomously and meet deadlines and objectives as well as plan and deliver dynamic educational sessions

The SPC nursing team work closely with their medical colleagues whilst working autonomously managing their own clinical caseloads, participating in the delivery of education and undertaking audits and service improvement projects. The clinical caseloads are varied which reflects the diversity of the patient population of the Trust and enables close working with the many specialties that make up our unique Trust.

This will be a rewarding role where the successful candidate will be working with dedicated, supportive and experienced professionals. It will allow the successful candidate to combine education and clinical practice.

Moving to Norwich is a big step however it can offer...

A hospital which is a modern, purpose build, teaching hospital and as Norwich is the driest city in England, we have lots of natural sunlight flooding in. A brand new hospice has been built alongside the main acute hospital and offers further opportunities for improving and developing more integrated services for our patient group.

Main duties of the job

Main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Lead the Trust's end of life education supporting staff to be prepared to deliver end of life care to their patients.
  • To deliver education based on the 6 Ambitions for palliative and end of life care and the 5 Priorities of care
  • To provide clinical and managerial leadership and support to nursing and clerical colleagues
  • To support students and participate in delivering education to both post and pre-registration students at the UEA.
  • To be able to participate in clinical care.
  • To support service development
  • Participate in audit and research as required.
  • Collate data and compile reports as requested.
  • To work collaboratively across the Norfolk and Waveney area regarding education

This post involves participating in weekend and bank holiday working. Hours of working are 9 - 5

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To operate autonomously at an advanced level of clinical practice providing research based expert care and advice to all colleagues.
  • To demonstrate the ability to manage a clinical caseload, based on the speciality effectively
  • Have the ability to manage time effectively be able to prioritise commitments at all times
  • To undertake non medical prescribing
  • To accept clinical referrals from medical/nursing staff both within and external to the Trust of patients who require the support of Specialist Palliative Care as appropriate.
  • To periodically review ongoing clinical caseload and to discharge patients appropriately according to the SPC teams operational policy
  • To ensure that patients are seen within the recommended time scales and targets as per the SPC team operational policy
  • To utilise specialist, skills, underpinned by in depth theoretical knowledge, to facilitate the assessment, planning and implementation of individualised programmes of care for patients presenting with a specialist palliative care condition and to evaluate their programmes of care.
  • To undertake initial assessment of patients including:
    • Holistic assessment of patient
    • Psychological assessment and support for the next of kin where possible
  • To respond to telephone enquiries as appropriate

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Appropriate Degree



  • Extensive post-registration experience and significant experience must be in specialism
  • Experience of mentoring, supervision, teaching and assessment



  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of change management

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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