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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Oncology & Haematology
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
01/09/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our Specialist Palliative Care team. 

The Specialist Palliative Care team compromises of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Specialist Doctors.  The specialist nurses work throughout the adult wards supporting patients with specialist palliative care needs (regardless of diagnosis) by addressing symptom control and offering psychological support to patients and their families.  

As a specialist team the Clinical Nurse Specialists you will be involved with clinical work, audit, education, delivery of new end of life and palliative initiatives, and contribute to local policies and guidelines. 

As post holder, your duties will include:

  • The opportunity to support all ward staff to deliver palliative and end of life care.
  • To mentor staff to deliver excellent palliative and end of life care.
  • To manage a clinical caseload.
  • Offer psychological support at level 2 for all patients and their families
  • To participate in audit and where appropriate research and develop reports and actions plans.
  • The opportunity  to be able to deliver education to post and pre- registration healthcare professionals re: specialist palliative care.
  • Being able to contribute towards the development of policies, protocols and guidelines related to palliative and end of life care as required
  • To be pro-active in service development.
  • The opportunity for professional development as an autonomous practitioner in a specialist nurse/educator role.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. 9.00 – 17.00 including weekend working.

Interview date: 10th September 2019

Open for applications: 12th August 2019

Close for applications: 1st September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Noble, Lead Nurse Specialist Palliative Care: 01603 286648,