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Specialist Palliative Care
Band 7
37.5 hrs per week
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Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Newfield House
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
23/03/2018 23:59
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Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Band 7

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy can be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. It is strongly advised that you complete and return your application form and online values assessment before the closing date in order to avoid disappointment. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority. The link for the online assessment may be delivered to your Junk/Trash Inbox dependant on your email settings, please check if you have not received the link.

Please check your emails, including junk and spam folders, regularly throughout the process of your application for any notifications from the Recruitment Team. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs (please register as a new user, if you haven't already). If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.


Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Would you like to come and join a highly functioning award winning team? Are you driven, compassionate and dedicated? Coventry Specialist Palliative Care Team provides Palliative Care for people with an advanced progressive illness in order to improve quality of life for patients and their families. The team strive to work in a multi-disciplinary, integrated way to offer the best possible care. We regularly undertake audit/surveys and are involved in national research.

The team consists of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, a doctor in training, a Clinical Psychologist, a Head of Service ,a team of 8 Specialist Palliative Care Nurses, a specialist Occupational Therapist , a specialist Physiotherapist, two Palliative Support sisters and a team of palliative care support workers who deliver hands on personal care to patients in the last weeks of life . We work closely with GP’s, District Nurses and other local services such as Macmillan and Myton Hospice.

Due to the current post holders retirement we have a 30 hour post for a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with a degree/masters qualification in Palliative Care . The team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Palliative Care nurse to support patients in their own homes and care homes. The service currently works between the hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon – Fri but there may be a future requirement to work over 7 days per week.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree/ masters level education in Palliative Care
  • Applicants must have access to an independent means of transport and be prepared to use this to travel to a variety of venues
  • The successful post holder must have the ability to work within a team
  • Applicants must be able to evidence that they have Palliative Care experience, preferably in a community setting
  • Good organisation and communication skills are vital to this post

We encourage applications from Specialist Palliative Care nurses with a wide range of nursing skills and experience, both from the community and acute sectors, and who can demonstrate a passion for Palliative and End of Life care.

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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

Debbie Nash - Head of Service

Telephone - 07879 200 979

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