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Associate Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to work as an Associate Specialist Palliative Care Nurse (AfC Band 6), based in our friendly, supportive team in both out South and Central PLACEs.

The Community Specialist Palliative Care Nursing PLACE teams are based at locations across Norwich, North, South and West Norfolk providing expert clinical palliative and end of life care for patients in their own homes and care facilities.

The service also provides a palliative care advice line which operates from a coordination centre at the new purpose-built Priscilla Bacon Lodge, in Colney Norwich.

The teams work as part of the wider Specialist Palliative Care Service which includes a consultant-led specialist inpatient unit, a Psychological Therapies team and a Day Therapies service.

We currently have opportunity for a part time or full time post.

Main duties of the job

To deliver evidence-based clinical care for patients with life threatening illness who have complex specialist palliative care needs, from the point of diagnosis onwards under the supervision of the community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses.

To manage their own supervised clinical caseload, supporting patients and their families within their homes and in outpatient settings. The post-holder will link closely with community nursing teams, Hospice at Home/Supported Care, primary care, acute palliative care teams and the rest of services within specialist palliative care. The primary aim is to ensure continuity of care through all healthcare settings.

To undertake shifts as part of a clinical team operating the palliative care advice line service for professionals and patients/carers, providing clinical support and advice to any service users accessing this service.

To contribute to and be involved with audit, education/teaching and research.

About us

The service offers a commitment to ongoing personal development and offers a supportive, friendly network of colleagues.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for caring for patients with life threatening illness with complex needs. Also, for their families and carers.
  • To work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring continuity and quality in the provision of patient care.
  • To recognise and deliver duty of care within legal and NMC requirements, Trust Policies and Clinical Governance.
  • To contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered 1st level nurse
  • Diploma in nursing and/or study to degree level or equivalent


  • Relevant post registration qualification in palliative care / oncology
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching qualification



  • Has an understanding of specialist palliative care / oncology
  • Ability to manage situations / environment


  • Knowledge of Health Care policy and reform relevant to Specialist Palliative Care e.g. The End of Life Care Strategy, 6 Ambitions for Palliative Care NICE Guidance, NHS Cancer Plan
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of symptom control

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • IT literate
  • Ability to communicate in the English language in both written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Knowledge of advanced care planning


  • Advanced Communication skills

Personal Attributes


  • Conscientious
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Honest and trusworthy
  • Innovative, adaptable to change
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Assertive, self-aware and resilient
  • Active listener
  • Positive
  • Team player


  • Has vision and drive.



  • Respectful
  • Has a full UK driving license and access to a vehicle that can be used for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Priscilla Bacon Lodge

Century Place



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