Senior Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 21 January 2022

Job summary

We are very excited to be able to advertise 2 part time Senior Staff Nurse positions within specialist palliative care on the inpatient unit.

The successful applicants will co-ordinate the shift and nursing staff on duty, supporting the multidisciplinary team to provide specialist care to patients with complex needs and life limiting disease. They will need to demonstrate current palliative care knowledge and leadership skills, able to practice autonomously, advocating for patients in their care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a registered nurse who is passionate about palliative and end of life care to join our Inpatient Unit team. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high standards of care to patients, their families and carers. You will need to demonstrate sound leadership qualities and be committed to achieving the best possible outcome for patients and their families

You will have extensive knowledge of palliative care and a desire to develop their existing skills and knowledge. In addition you will need to possess excellent communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to providing compassionate and patient centered care. In addition you will provide specialist palliative care telephone advice to other healthcare professionals and to carers of patients in their own home in need of support.

Applicants will need to be able to work a full range of shifts including Nights, Weekends and Bank Holidays.

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 applicant will support patients admitted onto the unit with a range of complex specialist palliative care needs which may include symptom management, personal care, management of syringe drivers, CVAD's, Ports, IV administration including transfusions, drains and end of life care.

The successful applicant will also support the patient's relatives and visitors and junior staff whilst on duty, acting as a role model and leading clinically as the nurse 'in charge' of the shift.

Person Specification



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


  • Relevant post registration qualification in palliative care/Oncology



  • computer literate
  • excellent communication skills
  • knowledge of use of advanced care planning
  • awareness of current legislate/policy for end of life care
  • ability to reflect on own practice


  • advanced communication skills



  • Previous post registration experience
  • Eperience of team leadership
  • Has an understanding of specialist palliative care /oncology
  • Ability to manage situations/environments


  • Knowledge of health care policy relevant to specialist palliative care
  • Able to demonstrate evidenced based knowledge of symptom control
  • previously worked in a palliative care setting inside or outside the NHS

Personal attributes


  • Conscientious
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Innovative and adaptable to change
  • motivated, enthusiastic and approachable
  • Assertive, self-aware and resilient
  • Listening
  • Positive
  • Team Player


  • Has Vision and drive



  • Shows respect to others
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements to meet the needs of the role

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


Colman Hospital

Unthank Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Charlotte Shawe


Date posted

06 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata pa



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Colman Hospital

Unthank Road



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