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Clinical Nurse Speciaist

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St Christopher’s delivers empowering and compassionate patient and family care including a rehabilitation model of palliative/end of life care and the use of outcome measurement tools (OACC) to ensure care is effective and needs driven. We work with patients and families on what is important to them.

Most of our care is delivered within the community either in an outpatient clinic or at home, with our beds as a back up to that care. Our services provide expert end of life care 7 days a week.

We have amended our ‘out of hours’ service with the introduction of a community advice and visiting service from 2-10pm. Overnight, our advice and visiting service to the community is delivered from our inpatient unit who visit patients at home.

We actively support and develop all our nursing staff and work in partnership with Kings College London, courses include foundations in palliative care, advanced assessment, independent prescribing and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for the support of people with end of life needs.

Do you want to make a real difference for people at the end of life?

We currently have vacancies in our community and outpatient palliative care teams:

St Christopher’s Community/Outpatient teams – Sydenham and Orpington

Clinical Nurse Specialist – £ 31,383- £41,374 Equivalent to Band 7

Full-time and Bank hours

Location: Sydenham or Orpington

Clinical Nurse Specialists are required to deliver expert end of life care to those with complex palliative / end of life care needs in their own homes, outpatient clinics or care homes. We need nurses with excellent clinical and communication skills who are empowering and compassionate in their approach to join our multi-professional teams.

You will work pro-actively and responsively enabling the individual’s needs to be identified and addressed and their goals facilitated.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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