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End of Life Specialist Community Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
he NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition.

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptableEnd of Life Specialist Community Nurseto join ourcaring and progressive team in Canterbury.

You will work as part of a close-knit team who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people in Canterbury. Canterbury is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs.

Your team will be closely aligned with local Primary Care Networks, to make sure patient care is holistic and joined up. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we take time to get to know our patients.

Main duties of the job

Community Nurses provide complex nursing care to people at home and in residential care homes.

As a End of Life Specialist Community Nurse, you'll
  • assess the healthcare needs of patients and families
  • monitor the quality of care they're receiving
  • be professionally accountable for its delivery

Your patients could be any age, but they'll often be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

As a Band 7 End of Life Specialist Community Nurse you will work as part of a team to keep people safe and well at home. You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning for people living at home, in care homes or other settings and make sure that people who use our services have a good experience.

I have an amazing, rewarding job and my aim is to continue to provide skilled and compassionate care for my patients in their homes for as long as I am able. Jenny, district nurse.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 14th June 2024.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (NMC registration) / minimum of five years' experience in health improvement environment.
  • Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6/7.
  • V300 Prescribing and Advance Practice Skills.
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice (examples: SPDN, Mentorship, Coaching, Clinical Expertise Pathway).


  • Advance Practice Skills and Clinical Reasoning qualification.
  • Management or supervisory qualification/ programme of study.



  • Minimum of five years' experience in area of practice.
  • Experience of leading and managing teams.
  • Experience of supporting the development of protocols and service development plans with practical experience of change management.
  • Practical experience in managing health/ team related projects.
  • Experience of managing complex caseloads.
  • Experience of supporting and being a role model to others (mentor / educator / supervisor) through clinical supervision/ 1:2:1 and personal development plans.
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office/ eRoster/ Appraisals/ Training Matrix/



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance relevant to care setting and its application across health care services.
  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development and up-to-date implementation in practice.
  • Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organisational boundaries including statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations
  • Experience of supporting and coaching others (mentor/ educator/ supervisor) to achieve a positive mind set and promote health and wellbeing.

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social inequality.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Highly developed facilitation skills to promote the abilities and clinical competencies of the wider team.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to promote best practice and develop self-led teams.
  • Ability to manage and lead change by promoting a working culture of psychological safety.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage the demands of targets and deadlines.

Ability to manage


  • Support the implementation of local and national agendas for health and have an instrumental role in quality initiatives and auditing.
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking account of trust policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and support the wider team with time management.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Exchange House Hersden



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