An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team for a full time Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to complement the current team members. The team are well-established providing service cover over 4 localities. There are excellent links with GP practices in Central Manchester and the team work closely with all other community nurses and link with the acute based Specialist Palliative Care Team on a regular basis. The team currently operate Monday to Friday and are hoping to provide 7 day working in the near future.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.
Working in a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists you will be delivering highly skilled palliative care advice, support and monitoring to patients and their families. You will also encompass collaborative working with Macmillan organisation. You will be supported by an expert team in an environment where training and developing opportunities are actively encouraged in order to meet the clinical needs of the role/patient cohort and the Trust’s philosophies.
Education and training of the community generic workforce in palliative and end of life care is a fundamental aspect of the role. The team have developed an accredited Palliative Care Course with MMU, as well as delivering communication skills training, and bespoke education for community nursing services in Central Manchester.
We offer a comprehensive induction programme and you will have appraisals on a regular basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate. The team have a highly rewarding but also emotionally demanding role. With development of your clinical leadership skills, you will need demonstrable ability to work in a highly demanding environment.
Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills is important, as is the ability to demonstrate the imaginative and effective use of resources. Adept at articulating personal development needs, you also know how to implement audit/research recommendations, whilst your excellent communication and leadership skills are just as vital as your significant involvement in change management projects. Experience of team working will be essential.
These are exciting times working in the diverse and unique community setting within the devolution Manchester agenda. You will be able to contribute to the future of care delivery in central Manchester having knowledge of national and local strategy and policy to impact positively upon patients’ and carers’ experience of palliative and end of life care in our Trust.
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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Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
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