Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Specialist Palliative care
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
349-ARM-0927-A
Site
Community
Town
Manchester
Salary
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
Closing
04/08/2017 23:59

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) is a large teaching hospital situated two miles south of Manchester city centre.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team for a full time Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to complement the current team members. The team are well-established providing service cover over 4 localities. There are excellent links with GP practices in Central Manchester and the team work closely with all other community nurses and link with the acute based Specialist Palliative Care Team on a regular basis. The team currently operate Monday to Friday and are hoping to provide 7 day working in the near future.

Working in a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists you will be delivering highly skilled palliative care advice, support and monitoring to patients and their families. You will also encompass collaborative working with Macmillan organisation. You will be supported by an expert team in an environment where training and developing opportunities are actively encouraged in order to meet the clinical needs of the role/patient cohort and the Trust’s philosophies.

Education and training of the community generic workforce in palliative and end of life care is a fundamental aspect of the role. The team have developed an accredited Palliative Care Course with MMU, as well as delivering communication skills training, and bespoke education for community nursing services in Central Manchester.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme and you will have appraisals on a regular basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate. The team have a highly rewarding but also emotionally demanding role. With development of your clinical leadership skills, you will need demonstrable ability to work in a highly demanding environment. Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills is important, as is the ability to demonstrate the imaginative and effective use of resources. Adept at articulating personal development needs, you also know how to implement audit/research recommendations, whilst your excellent communication and leadership skills are just as vital as your significant involvement in change management projects. Experience of team working will be essential.
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These are exciting times working in the diverse and unique community setting within the devolution Manchester agenda. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the future of care delivery in central Manchester having knowledge of national and local strategy and policy to impact positively upon patients’ and carers’ experience of palliative and end of life care in our Trust.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire.wilson@cmft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
Manchester
M13 9WL
Telephone
0161 701 2625