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Specialist Palliative Care Support Sister

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
35 hours per week

The post holder will provide specialist support to patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. The post holder will be an integral part of the team working within the Trust. They will act as the first point of contact for patients and all members of the multi professional team who have need to access the Specialist Palliative Care service. They will undertake a range of duties to ensure the effective delivery of care, including delivering specialist advice and on-going support to their client group.

As part of the role a professional development plan will be developed to support the post-holders progression using a recognised competency framework which will enable the post holder to function within all the dimensions of the role. This will enable development in areas such as leadership, education and the ability to contribute to the strategic direction of palliative care within the Trust. The post holder will be mentored and supported by the Band 7 specialist nurses and will carry a supervised patient caseload.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work to maintain established links between the acute sector and the primary care teams in order to ensure a smooth transition of patient care from the acute sector into the community and vice versa. This will include liaising with services within the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and with other key partners.

Although the post is primarily within the Community setting the post holder will be expected to rotate throughout the service, both acute and community, as need requires. The post holder would also be expected to contribute to the 7-day service and as such will be required to work weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:o Explore leadership within the NHSo Promote Trust Values and Behaviourso Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skillso Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3, 5 and 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Adult) Registration
  • Evidence of Palliative/End of Life education or similar
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing



  • Relevant post-registration experience, at band 5 or above, in cancer, palliative/end of life care or chronic disease management

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrable knowledge in the area of Palliative/End of life care

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital



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