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Band 7 Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care

Job Description

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our hospital palliative care team working at the Barnet and Chase Farm site. We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with a genuine interest in palliative care, along with a commitment to continuous learning, teamwork and mutual support.

We are recruiting in order to offer a 7-day a week service to patients with malignant and non-malignant conditions, who have specialist palliative care needs. The post holder will hold their own caseload and work in close collaboration with the specialist palliative care MDT.

We look forward to hearing from applicants who are registered nurses with a Masters degree in a relevant subject or the ability to study and work at that level. The applicant will need to demonstrate clinical expertise as well as excellent communication skills and a proven track record of teaching in a clinical setting.

We will offer continuing education, support and development to develop your skills as clinical nurse specialist. A job share will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Rachel Horton/ Sophie Morris, Lead Nurse/ Palliative Care CNS on ext. 64446 or direct line  ( Phone number removed ) 


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