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Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist-Supportive and Palliative Care

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced individual to join this well-established Supportive & Palliative Care Team Primarily based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. However, the Supportive and Palliative Care CNS teams work on all sites throughout the Trust and the post holder may be required to work and attend meetings on other sites. The supportive and Palliative Care Team offer a 7 day visiting service.

The post holder will work as a team, to help deliver an expert specialist service to patients with palliative care needs, for those patients with life limiting illnesses. The CNS team help to care for patients at all stages of their journey and through a variety of treatments in a kind, compassionate manner. You will be committed to the delivery of high quality holistic patient care and you will play an active part in clinical practice, management of patient caseload, education, research, audit and professional activities relating to palliative care.

Hour of work: 30 hours per week worked over 4 days

Interview date: 17th June

Main duties of the job

This will involve a clinical caseload where you can demonstrate high quality nursing care whilst developing your skills. This role will be integral to the development of the team and will involve supporting the Lead Nurse in a cross site role. This will suit someone with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to foster effective working relationships. There will be opportunities for learning and development within this role.

The Supportive and Palliative Care CNS team is undergoing changes relating to the integration of the services across all sites. The post holder must be committed to developing these services to enhance the delivery of patient care and patient experience and you will need to be pro-active in these service developments. There are opportunities for development and education - it is expected that the successful candidates will study for a recognised palliative care nursing certificate as part of their learning.

To apply for this post it is essential that you have:

*1st Level Related Degree or working towards.

*Evidence of specialist post basic training and education.

*Willingness to deliver and participate in teaching.

*Advanced communication skills.

*A recognised teaching qualification.

*Are Self-motivated.

We can offer you a supportive, friendly and varied working environment with the opportunity for personal and professional development.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
  • Evidence of post registration CPD / post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • Significant post registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the NMC

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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