Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success. This substantive Band 7 post offers an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Nurse to work within Specialist Palliative Care in the Community. The post holder will provide Specialist Palliative care to patients, families and other health professionals. The Specialist Palliative nursing service is offered across a 7day period covering core hours of 09:00-17:00. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and experience in palliative care. Appointment to Band 7 will depend on qualifications; knowledge and experience (see person specifications for full details). With significant post registration experience including recent experience in palliative care you will have excellent communication and leadership skills and will be committed to developing practice. Working collaboratively as part of a team and building effective relationships with colleagues, you must also be able to work on your own initiative. The post holder will also need to be able to prioritize and work to deadlines without compromising quality of care. Appropriate support and development for the successful applicant will be negotiated on an individual basis. The successful post holder will be required to travel to the Recruitment Office at Bishop Auckland Hospital to complete documentation. Working on our Bank We are committed to building our Trust bank and welcome applications from applicants seeking to work flexibly via the bank service. Our bank rates are some of the most competitive in the region and the advertised rates are inclusive of holiday pay. Charges for DBS Processing External applicants who are offered a position where a DBS is required as part of the process will be asked to repay this cost on successful employment. For further information please contact the recruitment team. Staff Privacy Notice Applicants and current staff may view our staff Privacy Notice by clicking on the right hand link 'staff privacy notice'. This may also be found on the CDDFT website. Vacancies Receiving Large Volumes of Applications Where vacancies receive a large number of applications (in excess of 50), the vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing date. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .