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Palliative Care
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£39,866 - £49,704 pa inclusive
25/01/2019 23:59
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Band 7 Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care (Community)

Band 7

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 has a vacancy for a Band 7 Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist for our North Camden community palliative care team.

The Palliative Care Team on the Hampstead site comprises a hospital and community team who work closely together. We are a diverse team, who come from different specialist backgrounds, and hence we learn from each other and are supportive of each other. We have a proven track record of providing innovative, personalised care to patients coping with advanced, progressive disease, and as they approach end of life. We are committed to working with our partners across North Central London in delivering the objectives of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership - “Last Phase of Life” programme.


Our clinical nurse specialists work in collaboration with our medical and nursing consultants (hospital and community) and therapists to support patients, families and carers. This post will primarily be working in the community setting of North Camden but will contribute to the 7 day a week rota 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 nursing skills in palliative care and advanced nursing practice. 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 post registration experience of working with acutely sick patients, emotionally distressed patients and their families, and terminally ill adults.
  • 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, community nursing or other appropriate medical speciality.
  • Demonstrate extensive teaching experience.  
  • Closing date for applications: 2 weeks after placement of advert
  • Informal visits/discussions welcome. Please call Caroline Hockett, Lead Nurse in Palliative Care on ext. 23304 or direct line 02078302905.

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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

Informal visits/discussions welcome. Please call Caroline Hockett, Lead Nurse in Palliative Care on ext. 23304 or direct line 02078302905

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