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Community Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care

Job Reference: 337-NP-1963JDCA

Employer:
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Nursing
Location:
Meadow House, Ealing
Salary:
£42,313 to £48,515 (pro rata)

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.


Meadow House provides a specialist palliative care service for the residents of the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow. The Specialist Palliative Service comprises of a 15 bedded in-patient unit, a day hospice and a large community team.
We require an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist with proven expertise in palliative care to join the Ealing and Hounslow Specialist Care Service based at Meadow House Hospice in Ealing, West London.
The successful candidate will join our community multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical support, advice and expertise to patients, family members, significant others and healthcare staff, in community settings. Patients will present with complex and specialist needs as they will be in an advanced progressive stage of their disease, and the focus of their care will have changed from curative to palliative.

The successful candidate will have:
•Experience in oncology, palliative care and/or end of life care – cancer and non-cancer conditions, •Advanced communication/interpersonal skills •Ability to effectively manage and organise own caseload •Ability to work well within a specialist multi-disciplinary team and as an autonomous practitioner •Influencing and negotiation skills •Empathy & understanding •Advanced skills and knowledge in specialist palliative care.
•Extended prescribing certificate or willingness to obtain •Experience of identifying educational needs and leading relevant training programmes •Ability to problem solve complex caseload

In return, we will offer you the opportunity for professional development through ongoing support, encouragement and study leave to realise your professional and personal ambitions.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Mansell on 0208 967 5033 to arrange an informal visit or Geraldine Nevin
(Lead Nurse) on 0208 967 5006 for further information.




The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.


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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be 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 applying from overseas.



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