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Band 6 Palliative Care Nurse

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Make a difference with us.

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping children safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Birmingham Community Health Care NHS Trust, our strategic objectives include delivering safe, high quality care. This provides great job satisfaction making BCHC a great place to work!

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
  • Caring
  • Open
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Inclusive

Are you READY for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled, motivated and compassionate nurse with relevant experience in caring for children with life threatening/limiting conditions.

Our established, passionate, and dedicated Children's Palliative Care Nursing Service delivers high quality and holistic child centred care to CYP who require nursing interventions. Focus of care will be on quality of life, supporting the child/young person and family through their palliative care journey and end of life phase whilst in their own home. We require someone who is passionate about palliative care and can make a difference to the lives of children and young people (CYP) and their family. The post holder will be required to support families to ensure all aspects of social, emotional, practical, and nursing needs are met.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide professional support to the Children's Community Nursing service and Rapid Response Teams. The Palliative Care Service works alongside other Specialist Nursing Services including Children's Complex Care and Special School Nursing teams.

As part of the palliative care nursing team you will participate in the on call to provide end of life care to the children and young people requiring it If you have a passion for ensuring that CYP and their family are well supported at home during the palliative and terminal phase of their care and have the necessary knowledge and skills as identified in the person specification, then we would be very interested in receiving an application from you.

This role will also enable you to further enhance your leadership and management skills within a supportive and experienced team. If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to be a team player, as well as the initiative to work autonomously and effectively this could be the challenge for you

About us

As a valued member of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, we will offer

Robust induction

Supportive preceptorship/ mentorship programme.

Personalised development plan to enhance clinical and leadership skills.

Opportunities to undertake

Leadership modules, nurse prescriber course, health assessment course and speciality link working champions

Regular 1-1 support, clinical and safeguarding supervision,

At BCHC NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patients at the forefront of care and are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our core values and strategic objectives.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

If our Palliative care role appeals and you possess the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of how we can complement your professional career then we look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome you to contact us prior to interview to discuss this post further and to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit and meet the team.

Please contact Service Manager 07834394840 or Clinical Service Manager 07974785098

For more information, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • RSCN/RN Child Branch
  • ENB 998 (Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice) or equivalent



  • Experience of working with children with life limiting/ threatening illnesses and end of life
  • Significant experience of working as a Children's Nurse either RSCN/RN Child



  • Ability to manage team on a day to day basis in the absence of the Team Leader/Children's Palliative Care Lead
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to child protection issues and procedures
  • Evidence of assessment skills and use of nursing process and nurse models
  • Demonstrate sound use and application of NMC Code of Conduct and scope of professional care
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislative changes affecting NHS and Social Services particularly those affecting community care
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of current clinical trends and practices inclusive of evidence based practice in relation to Children's Community Nursing and Palliative Care
  • Demonstrate individual responsibility in respect to health and safety
  • Awareness of diversity of the needs of families in relation to culture and religion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of family needs and expectations and a willingness to fulfil them
  • Ability to problem solve acquiring and utilising information from diverse sources to identify problems, solutions evaluating and recommending and implementing actions where appropriate
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise and evaluate care ensuring effective use of resource in relation to resource and time management

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to team working
  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible and participate in an NHS change environment
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge appropriately
  • Positive attitude to service development and Children's Palliative Care

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Lansdowne Health Centre


B18 7EE

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