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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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A high profile, accessible and responsive CNS with clinical responsibility to provide specialist palliative nursing advice, to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients with malignant and non-malignant conditions and relatives/carers in collaboration with the multi-professional team. The role will include one allocated day for Practice Facilitation

Main duties of the job

1. Able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice to ensure agreed standards, objectives and targets are met.

2. Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations. Timely referrals to other health professionals required.

3. Initiate and accept specialist palliative care referrals for patients with advanced cancer or other progressive non-malignant conditions from hospital consultants and their teams, and members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

The service currently operates Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute towards corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.2. Responsible for undertaking holistic specialist palliative care assessments, identifying and diagnosing patients physical, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs to facilitate the provision of quality nursing care contribute to decisions regarding clinical care andpriorities. Attend and initiate case conferences as appropriate

3. To attend weekly Specialist Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Team meetings to discuss patient caseloads.

4. Undertake highly specialised technical and/or practical skills training to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and defined expanded clinical roles e.g. non-medical prescribing.

5. Regularly manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.

6. Support patients, carers and staff during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.e breaking bad news or following an unexpected event.

7.Provide help throughout the hospital to clinical teams in identification of patients with palliative care needs through increased visibility and presence on ward or board rounds in care of the elderly / frailty services, cardiac failure services, respiratory services and others.This will lead to earlier identification of patients who need advanced care planning, and reduction in length of stay and investigation of these patients. This would in turn also help to reduce the chance of future ED attendances for these patients.

8. Be a visible presence in ED and AMU. Identification of patients in the Emergency Department who may benefit from palliative care interventions that enable them to be discharged with an early plan to be seen in an outpatient setting or in the community (through close liaison with community services).

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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