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Community Palliative Care Specialist Nurse

Central London Community Health Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services -CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

Specialist Palliative care Nurse- Band 6

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join an established Specialist palliative Care service in South West Herts based at Hemel One, Hemel Hempstead.

Full time post

You will be:

A qualified nurse with appropriate skills and experience working in the palliative / End of life arena

A well organised. Flexible professional

Compassionate to the needs of palliative and end of life care patients/carers

An understanding of the 4 organisations who make up the palliative care providers in this division

Used to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

Have a wide range of IT skills and experience with use of Systmone

Excellent communication skills

Knowledge and skills of community nursing

Triaging skills to ensure the best outcome for our patients

Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

If you're interested in finding out more, please contact us or telephone contact 07909 966392 to speak to Clinical lead, Mandy Whiteman

Main duties of the job

The Community Palliative Care Specialist Nurse will join an established integrated Cancer, Non Cancer and Palliative Care team that works across organisational boundaries. The post holder will be a member of the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Specialist Palliative Care Service. The Nurse will be required to influence patient care by undertaking:

o Advanced Clinical Practiceo Training and Educationo Service Development/Leadershipo Audit

This role within an established team will support ongoing development of the post holder, giving them the opportunity to advance their palliative and end of life care skills alongside a multiprofessional team.This is a broad summary of the role detailing key areas of operation and responsibilities - further detail will be provided in the Main Duties and Responsibilities section, below, which provides more granular detail.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide highly specialist palliative care advice and support to other generalist nurses, care agencies and health professionals including doctors and consultants, to ensure high quality individualised patient care.

Use expert skills in communication, clinical judgement and management within palliative care settings.

Use and develop specialist skills when dealing with verbal and physical aggression whilst working with patients and carers.

Function effectively as an autonomous practitioner working independently not directly supervised and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC registration
  • First level degree or undertaking a first level degree
  • Teaching qualification or willing to undertake
  • Advanced Communication Course
  • Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation competencies
  • Willingness to undertake further academic or practical study at a higher level for e.g. Master's degree


  • Extended Nurse Prescribing Qualification



  • Candidates should have attained an appropriate level of experience to the fulfil the competencies required in palliative care or oncology
  • Suitable applicants will have demonstrable post registration experience working at a senior level in palliative or end of life care
  • Community experience
  • Evidence of experience in a teaching and mentoring role
  • Experience of cross boundary working in partnership and collaboration with health, social and voluntary sectors
  • Knowledge of NMC code of professional conduct
  • Understanding of current political and policy context in Primary health Care
  • Knowledge of research processes
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications
  • Knowledge of resource management
  • Up to date evidence of continued professional development and of reflective practice in a professional portfolio
  • Proven leadership skills in some aspect of service development
  • Experience of participation in research, audit and evaluation
  • Experience of leading change and innovation
  • Experience of using counselling skills

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to utilise a range of expert communication methods appropriate to situation
  • Is able to use communication theories to inform and to organise care packages as appropriate
  • Is able to communicate complex, and sensitive information which requires empathy and reassurance related to palliative care patients and their families and professionals working with them
  • Has ability to use influencing, negotiating and counselling skills in highly emotive atmosphere
  • Has the ability to challenge and be challenged regarding triage outcomes
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Key Attributes


  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Has a good sense of humour

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Hemel One



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