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Clinical nurse specialist - palliative care

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Medway Community Healthcare CIC’s Community Palliative Care team. Our palliative care service includes a 15 bedded hospice, hospital palliative care team, day hospice and therapy team as well as the community team where this role is available.

We are looking for a palliative CNS who is passionate about providing excellent palliative care advice and support to patients, MCH colleagues across Medway, community nurses in Swale locality and primary care across Medway and Swale. Whilst you would have a specific patch to enable good relationships and continuity of care to patients to be established and maintained, no day is the same so if you crave variety this role is for you! You would offer advice by telephone in the office as well as regular clinics and making home visits. We are establishing a fully supported programme to ensure all specialist nurses have completed the advance nurse assessment course and are independent prescribers. You would be expected to participate in the on call rota and work weekends on a rota basis.

There is the potential that this is a B6 development role for the right candidate who is already an experienced band 6 wishing to becoming a clinical nurse specialist with the right support, training and experience. Please make it clear in your supporting statement if you are applying for a development role.

We are recruiting to one full time post at 375 hours and one part time post at 225 hours.

For an informal conversation please contact Sarah Hope, team lead community palliative care team  ( Phone number removed ) .

We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.

We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.

Medway Community Healthcare CIC is a social enterprise that is co-owned by its employees. As new employees to our organisation we anticipate that you will become co-owners of our organisation which will give you greater involvement and an opportunity to influence key decisions. We are a Living Wage employer and are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date; no discourtesy is intended in not contacting you if your application is rejected.

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.

UK Registration

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