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Lead Nurse for Specialist Palliative Care

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are an experienced Specialist Palliative Care Nurse who can demonstrate robust leadership skills, or already an established Manager with a strong interest in Specialist Palliative Care (SPC), are strongly motivated, enthusiastic and committed to improving services and developing your staff, we would love to hear from you. We have an exciting opportunity for you to come and join us to provide clinical, managerial, and professional leadership to our experienced, hardworking and friendly SPC team.

The SPC nursing team work intrinsically with their medical colleagues supporting the nursing team in the delivery of patient care, education and undertaking audits and service improvement projects. The clinical caseloads are varied which reflects the diversity of the patient population of the Trust enabling close working with our specialties that make up our unique Trust. There has been a steady increase in the number of referrals received annually and part of our role is how we continue to meet our population needs.

This will be a highly rewarding role where the successful candidate will be working with dedicated, supportive and experienced professionals. If you want a job where no two days are the same and have the experience and foresight to further improve services delivered to patients and their families please apply.

Main duties of the job

Clinical autonomy, with medical support as required

Opportunity to improve clinical practice

Develop, review and establish guidance and policies pertaining to SPC

Support, develop and manage a clinical team

Responsibility for patient and staff health & safety and personal safety at all times

Investigation of complaints & incidents within Trust policy and within Clinical Governance Framework

Service development in line with National and local guidance and initiatives

Oversee and where needed deliver programs of education

Maintain own professional development

Peer support from a strong matron team.

This post involves participating in the weekend rota for SPC (maximum 1 weekend day per month and 2 bank holidays per year) to ensure a 7 day visiting service 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

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • RGN Level I
  • Management or leadership qualification or equivalent experience


  • Masters level qualification



  • Extensive post registration experience plus significant managerial experience at Band 7 or above
  • Evidence of leading and motivating teams


  • Experience of managing a staffing budget



  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Effective motivator and communicator

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

Colney Lane



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