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Associate Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Davyhulme, Manchester
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Trafford Specialist Palliative Care Team

The Associate Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse will work as a memberof the wider locality based multidisciplinary Macmillan Palliative CareSupportive Service. The team is very supportive and a fullcompetency-based induction will be offered, supported by a Band 7Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The post holder will support Neighbourhood teams to deliver locally driven high quality care, responsive to patient and carers' needs. The focus of the multidisciplinary approach will be to support patients and carers to live well, prevent inappropriate hospital admission and meet their preferred priorities for care.

Main duties of the job

Registered Nurse

Up to date registration with the NMC

Health Related Degree or equivalent portfolio experience

Experience evidenced by completion of specialist short courses, post-graduate training, etc. or relevant

Relevant post registration experience

Experience in delivering palliative care.

Experience of working collaboratively

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

Experience of working in a community setting.

Experience of teaching training others

Experience of supporting and supervising other staff in the clinical environment

Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to cancer/palliative care.

Demonstrate the application of evidence to work in palliative care Advanced communication skills or willing to undertake 3 day National Advanced Communication Skills training

Understanding of the Specialist Palliative Care Nurse role and roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)

Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance/Audit

In depth knowledge of National Policies and Procedures (relevant to the specialist client group)

Good presentation skills both written and verbal

Good caseload management skills including experience of managing own caseload

Car Driver/access to a car for work purposes

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



  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oUp to date registration with the NMC
  • oHealth Related Degree or equivalent portfolio experience
  • oExperience evidenced by completion of highly specialist short courses, post-graduate training, etc or relevant


  • oTeaching qualification
  • oMember of relevant special interest group
  • oCompletion of basic leadership course
  • oPost graduate courses in cancer/palliative care.



  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Broad range of experience in delivering palliative care
  • Experience working in a community setting
  • Experience of working in a mutidisciplinary team
  • Experience in teaching others
  • Experience in supporting and supervising others
  • Car driver and access to car
  • Good caseload management skills including experience of managing own caseload


  • Evidence of contributing to the development of a service
  • Experience of working in a inner city multi ethnic environment

Personal qualities


  • Evidence of CPD
  • Organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Macmillan Wellbeing Centre Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road

Davyhulme, Manchester

M41 5SL

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