Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

The Specialist Palliative Care service would like to recruit an experienced Specialist Palliative Care Nurse to support the existing team working in the central locality, based at Priscilla Bacon Centre

You will work primarily within the community but will work closely with the inpatient services, including the local Acute Trust.

As a band 7 you will be expected to role model and oversee band 6 staff members within the team which includes caseload reviews and regular peer support to ensure high quality patient care and support is being maintained.

Main duties of the job

You will manage your own clinical caseload whilst working corporately within the service, visiting patients within their homes and community hospital settings. The primary aim is to ensure continuity of care through all healthcare settings. In order to do this, they will link closely with the primary care team, Social Services and the services delivered within Priscilla Bacon Centre.

You will influence palliative care services at a strategic level as well as contributing to audit, education, and research within this area. It is acknowledged that this role requires a significant level of specialist knowledge and skills including clinical assessment skills and non-medical prescribing as well as mental and emotional effort.

You will act as an expert resource to all care professionals from health and social care services, independent and voluntary care agencies. This will include taking part in the 24/7 specialist palliative care advice line, which includes weekend working.

About us

Apply now to join Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust 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

This senior practitioner will act as a resource to other healthcare professionals in the delivery of expert, evidence based clinical care for patients with life-threatening illness who have complex specialist palliative care needs from the point of diagnosis onwards

See attached full job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree in Nursing
  • Relevant post registration qualification palliative/oncology
  • Relevant teaching qualification


  • Relevant Masters in Nursing or willingness to work towards this.



  • Community palliative/oncology experience at a relevant level
  • Knowledge of the clinical nurse specialist in palliative care
  • Understands wider issue's impacting on palliative care and delivery of services


  • Community nursing experience
  • Able to demonstrate evidence based knowledge of symptom control
  • Evidence of involvement in research and audit

Skills Ability and knowledge


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to reflect on own practice and provider leadership within a team
  • Able to work autonomously but also within a team, prioritise workload, effective clinical assessment and decision making skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing and receiving clinical supervision
  • IT Literate


  • Ability to deliver psychological assessment and support to a minimum of level 2

Personal Attributes


  • Honest/Trustworthy
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Commitment to providing high quality service
  • Innovative and adaptable to change
  • Ability to identify with Trust's ability to commitment to safeguarding

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

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


Harmer Lodge Priscilla Bacon Lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Lisa Moore


Date posted

08 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£38,890 to £44,503 a year pa



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Harmer Lodge Priscilla Bacon Lodge

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road



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