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Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Nurse - Band 7

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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East Cheshire Specialist Palliative Care Service are looking to recruit an experienced enthusiastic highly skilled Band 7 Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Nurse who is a dynamic and passionate to work within our integrated team offering specialist palliative care to patients in their own homes and hospital setting in the East Cheshire locality, based in Macclesfield District General Hospital.

As a Band 7 you will undertake proactive caseload reviews to ensure the delivery of high -quality patient care. Excellent leadership and communication skills are also required. Teaching experience is essential to share knowledge, skills and enhance high standards of specialist palliative care, contributing to the service improvement and the wider ambitions of palliative and end-of-life care.

The post holder will link closely with the primary care network, social services and the services delivered within the Acute and Integrated Community Care Directorate.

Candidates are required to have a relevant degree and a recognised post registration qualification in palliative care underpinned by advanced clinical practice.

Candidates must possess V300 or V150 nurse medical prescribing, or already working towards.

Hours per week: 22.5 hours

Main duties of the job

An expert practitioner who can lead the specialist nursing/practitioner function in the delivery of specialist care including assessment of complex care needs and is able to lead in developing and implementing programmes of care. The postholder will take a lead role in facilitating, enabling and supporting the development of this service based on best practice ensuring delivery of high quality, effective and efficient care within the specialist palliative care team. The postholder will lead in developing and delivering high quality patient centered care and working with the associated clinical team to ensure this is incorporated within the directorate and Trust objectives.

The Macmillan specialist palliative care team provide a nursing service in both the hospital and community for those patients with specialist palliative care needs. The postholder will support patients and provide a service to facilitate and maintain an optimum quality of life for both patients and their relatives.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • RGN / RN / RSCN
  • Nursing degree or be working towards
  • Master's level short courses in specialist area or evidence of working towards or can demonstrate an equivalent level of work experience
  • Teaching / Mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • V300 or V150 nurse prescriber or working towards

Knowledge & Skills


  • In-depth knowledge of Recent NHS legislation, recommendations for specialist palliative care
  • Detailed awareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in specialist area
  • Audit skills



  • Proven post registration experience, in the relevant specialism
  • Experience of planning and completing audit / research
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff
  • Experience of undertaking projects
  • Experience of implementing change

Other Role Requirement


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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