Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care - Band 7 - Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol (City Centre)
£31,696 - £35,577/Year
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Palliative CareGrade
NHS AfC: Band 7Contract
37.5Job ref

£31696 - £41787 pa Band 7, £26565 - £35577 pa Band 6Closing
04/12/2017 23:59

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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care (Band 7) or Palliative Care Nurse (Band 6) depending on qualifications and experience.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Palliative Care Team providing clinical guidance and expertise to support patients and their families with complex palliative and end of life care needs.

This is a substantive post. The working hours are 37.5 hours across 5 days a week, with a plan to develop the service to 7 days a week.

You will be working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team ensuring the highest quality of individualised care is provided through direct patient support, role modelling and teaching. A sound knowledge of symptom control, specialist palliative and end of life care is essential along with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in an acute hospital environment. Practice innovation, experience in working autonomously is important along with knowledge and skills in complex and rapid discharge planning.

The opportunity for a band 6 development role may be offered to a candidate with relevant post registration qualifications and experience, two years of which must have been spent caring for patients with life limiting illness.

For informal enquiries with regard to the application, or to find out more about us please do not hesitate to get in contact.

We look forward to hearing from you.
We are planning to interview on 12 December 2017 for this role.

Nikki Jordan on 0117 4140519 or
Carol Chapman on 0117 4140526 or

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.
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