Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Palliative/End of Life Care

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Salary dependent on experience, but a developmenta

Secondment (12 months)

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Specialist Palliative Care/End of Life Care team for a motivated registered nurse with a real commitment and passion for delivering high quality palliative and end of life care. The successful applicant will join the team on either a one year secondment and developmental role (internal applicants) or as a one year fixed term contract (external candidates).

The current Palliative and End of Life service comprises of an experienced and well established team, providing specialist advice and support, 7 days a week. The team also delivers an extensive education programme as well as providing bespoke teaching and mentoring on the wards.

The post will be offered as a band 6 developmental role, for a nurse who wishes to progress their career within the specialty and to gain experiencing working in a busy acute setting as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You will:

  • Have a passion for palliative and end of life care, with a real commitment to ensure the patient and those important to them receive individualized care, with dignity and compassion.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with your team members to continue developing the service to ensure delivery of the end of life strategy and key performance indicators
  • Embrace learning and education to support self- development

You will have:

  • NMC registration as a registered adult nurse, with at least five years post-registration experience at either band 5 or above
  • Evidence of working with/supporting patients approaching end of life either within a hospital/hospice or community setting.
  • Evidence of being able to work autonomously, or managing a caseload.

We can offer you the expertise and support of working in an experienced multidisciplinary team. Training and mentoring (linked to experience). Opportunities to further develop skills and knowledge. Opportunity to join a specialist service and play and integral part in delivering an exciting quality improvement plan.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lynn Cherrett Job title: Clinial Lead End of Life Care Email address: Telephone number: 01305 253760

Additional contact information

Please contact a member of the nursing team on 01305 255752 during the 27th July - 9th August.

Informal visits welcome and actively encouraged.


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-N205PAL

Closing Date: 16/08/2020

Interview Date: 27/08/2020

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