Macmillan Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
08 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Macmillan Palliative CareGrade Band 7Contract PermanentHours Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 337-NP-2002SK Site All Trust acute sitesTown HarrowSalary £37,886 to £47,705 pa inc HCASClosing Today at 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the Specialist Palliative Care Team as a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The Specialist Palliative Care Team provides advice, information, education and support to adult patients and their families during the last year of life. The team provide a day to day specialist palliative care nursing resource across the Trust and are supported by an established team of senior nurses and medical clinicians. It also contributes to the delivery of End of Life Care education and training for Trust staff
The post-holder will have a strong clinical role evaluating individual patient needs including assessment, history taking and treating patients. The post-holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role. He/she will be expected to develop practice within clinical protocols and pathways of care. Key working relationships with medical, nursing and education teams are essential using excellent communication and interpersonal skills, alongside a dynamic and motivated attitude.
We require someone who can work both autonomously and as part of a team. Leadership, innovation, motivation and excellent communication skills are essential. You must have RGN level 1 with appropriate post registration qualifications and experience. You should have a first degree or be working towards this qualification and be committed to undertaking further study to meet service need. Your education and professional development will be actively supported.
This role has responsibilities across all clinical and educational sites within the Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the website.

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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