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Palliative Care CNS

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about providing high quality Palliative and End of Life care within an acute hospital setting?

Would you like to work in a team that has been rated outstanding for end of life care?

Yes? Then what are you waiting for, come join our experienced Palliative Care Team!

You will be part of a well-established and highly regarded team within Basingstoke community, working within an MDT environment including medical staff, therapists and Clinical Nurse Specialists. You will be contributing to the development and delivery of this vital service working in collaboration with our community Palliative Care Team.

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence within our supportive team. Enabling you to become an autonomous practitioner demonstrating the ability to make clinical judgements using expert knowledge and skills, to provide the highest standard of holistic care for our patients and their families.

An enthusiasm and understanding of palliative and end of life Care in an acute hospital setting is essential.

Main duties of the job

What we look for:
  • Someone who is enthusiastic about working patients and their families with complex palliative care needs in the acute hospital environment.
  • Someone who is able to provide symptom management and psychological and social support to patients and their families within the acute hospital environment.
  • Someone who can deliver education to Health care professionals, patients and their families
  • Someone who works well in a team but also able to work autonomously.
  • Willingness to learn

What we Offer:
  • There is access to clinical expertise and oversight to enable the optimal care of our patients 7 days a week.
  • There will be access to continued professional development and support especially for those with little palliative care or community experience
  • Your life outside HHFT is important and the Trust are happy to consider applications with flexible working patterns that cater to individual requirements this can be discussed at interview

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Professional UK registration in NMC


  • Additional post registration learning in palliative care



  • Evidence of working with palliative care patients and acute hospital experience


  • evidence of specialist palliative care skills



  • Evidence of the ability to deliver formal/informal learning sessions


  • Evidence of advanced communications skills training

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke Hospital


RG24 9NA

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