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Associate Palliative Care Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe, Manchester
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team at Wythenshawe Hospital.

This is a Thirty hour post with a working pattern of four variable days.

The successful candidate will be joining an established team who provide specialist palliative care expertise across the acute care setting. The team values close working relationships with medical, nursing and social health care colleagues. We have a firm commitment to the education and training of others and promoting quality and excellence in palliative and end of life care across Manchester Foundation NHS Trust.

For this Band 6 post, we are keen to appoint a team orientated, highly motivated and experienced nurse, who has specialist palliative care knowledge.

The successful post holder will have a high level of autonomy in the management of their caseload, and will need to be a skilled decision maker and able to prioritise workload.

The team provides a 7 day service and this post requires weekend working on a rota basis. In joining our team, you will be welcomed into a supportive and nurturing work environment. Your personal professional development will be actively encouraged. This includes an annual appraisal and on-going opportunities to contribute to our service development, education and audit programmes.

For a more details, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Provide evidence-based specialist palliative care, advice and support to patients with a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening illness, and their carers. Work collaboratively with multi-professionals across primary and secondary care and liaising with the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team Lead where appropriate. The service provides support seven days a week.

Provide specialist palliative care advice, education and training to all members of the multi professional team across all care settings as the service requires.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty
  • Teaching qualification eg: Preparation for Mentorship or equivalent


  • Oncology qualification
  • Communication skills training.
  • Post reg qualification in palliative care



  • Substantial post registration experience in a relevant speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of supporting patients with cancer or life-limiting conditions


  • Experience in teaching
  • Experience in audit/project management.
  • Experience in service development.



  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current cancer and palliative care issues
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload


  • Relevant communication skills training eg: Sage and Thyme

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor road

Wythenshawe, Manchester

M23 9LT

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