Clinical Lead Nurse End of Life Care

End of Life care

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£45,753 - £51,668 per annum


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

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and clinically skilled Senior Nurse or Allied Health Professional to lead our end of life service at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy, make clinical judgements using advanced knowledge and skills in order to provide the highest standard of holistic patient care, whilst developing and practicing within clinical protocols and guidelines.

The post holder will demonstrate a good understanding of the national and local agenda in relation to end of life care in both primary and secondary care and will have recent experience working in the areas of specialist palliative care and/or end of life care and work closely with the Palliative Medicine Consultant.

The post holder will need to have effective leadership skills and recent experience of managing a team as part of this role involves leading and line managing a small team of Palliative Care and End of Life Care Nurses.

The post holder will be expected to play a pivotal role in developing and delivering necessary education within the Trust to ensure all staff are supported to reach fundamental levels of knowledge and skills in relation to end of life care. This is an important element of supporting our staff to deliver high quality end of life care in line with national CQC standards.

The post-holder, as required, will support the weekend rota and on calls to ensure hospital staff have access to expert support with end of life care over the 7 day week(approximately one weekend a month).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lynn Cherrett Job title: Clinical Lead Nurse End of Life Care Telephone number: 01305 253760


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

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£40 - enhanced check or £23 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

TRAC - When applying through NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Trac recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Dorset County Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.



Enter your email address to receive job updates similar to this role

I agree to the email T&Cs

Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-N304PAL

Closing Date: 01/11/2020

Interview Date: 11/11/2020

Further Links

Go to Top