Associate Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Team based at Priscilla Bacon Centre. We are looking for a highly motivated nurse wishing to join this team as a band 6 Associate Specialist Palliative Care Nurse. You will be supported by a band 7 whilst holding your own clinical caseload.

Main duties of the job

The majority of the role will be clinical however we are looking for someone that is also happy to deliver education to stakeholders. You must have experience working with palliative care patients and a good understanding of symptom control. Development opportunities in regards to learning and nurse prescribing will be offered.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will deliver evidence based clinical care for patients with life-threatening illness who have complex specialist palliative care needs, from the point of diagnosis onwards under the supervision of the band 7 Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses.The post holder will manage their own supervised clinical caseload, supporting patients and their families within their homes and out-patient/community hospital settings. They will linkclosely with the primary care team, the acute specialist palliative care team and the rest of the services within Priscilla Bacon Centre.

See attached full job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes


  • Caring, empathetic, motivated, enthusiastic and approachable with good listening skills
  • Conscientious
  • Team Player
  • Innovative and adaptable to change
  • Assertive , self aware and resilient


  • Has vision and Drive

Skills, Abilities and knowledge


  • Computer literate
  • Ability to communicate in the English language in both written and verbal formats
  • Knowledge of advance care planning
  • Awareness of current legislate / policy to end of life care
  • Has ability to reflect on own practice


  • Advanced Communication Skills



  • Has had an understanding of specialist palliative care/oncology
  • Ability to manage situations/environments


  • Knowledge to Health Care Policy and reform relevant to specialist palliative care etc Ambitions for end of life care
  • Able to demonstrate evidence based knowledge of symptom control
  • Previously worked in a palliative care setting inside or outside the NHS



  • NMC registered 1st level nurse
  • Diploma in nursing and/or study to degree level or equivalent


  • Relevant post registration qualification in palliative care/ oncology
  • Mentorship or equivalent teaching qualification

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Priscilla Bacon Centre

Unthank Road



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Lisa Moore


Date posted

17 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Priscilla Bacon Centre

Unthank Road



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