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Palliative Care
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
25/01/2019 23:59
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Band 6 Specialist Sister - Community Palliative Care

Band 6

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust currently has a vacancy for a Band 6 Specialist Sister for our community team. This full-time post will allow the successful candidate to develop the skills and competencies towards independently holding a patient caseload and advising nursing and medical colleagues on aspects of palliative care, teaching and supporting Trust staff and contributing to the development of specialist palliative care across the North Camden community. 

The Palliative Care Team comprises a hospital and community team who work closely together. They have a proven track record of providing innovative, personalised care to patients coping with advanced, progressive disease, involving their families in care as much as possible. The focus is on providing person and family centred care for those with complex and specialist palliative care needs at the end of life and in long term conditions.

The teams work in close collaboration and consultation with primary health care team and hospital staff. This post will primarily be working in the community setting of North Camden but will support the provision of 7 day a week working across both community and hospital. You will participate in clinical practice education programmes. 

We will provide a supportive and imaginative environment in which to develop your skills in specialist palliative care. We will support the development of your specialist practice providing individual teaching and an active mentorship programme. A CNS within the service will mentor the post-holder. Clinical supervision is well established.

Enquiries are welcome from nurses with a wide range of experience. A job share could be considered.

You should be creative, enthusiastic and motivated with: 

Broad and extensive experience of working with acutely sick patients and terminally ill adults post registration.
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to work autonomously and as a team member
Hold a first degree and post registration qualifications in oncology, palliative care or other appropriate medical speciality.

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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

Caroline Hockett, Lead Nurse in Palliative Care on ext. 23304 or direct line 02078302905.

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