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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 188-NM1176

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Care
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse with a special interest in palliative care to join the hospital palliative care team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is a permanent band 6 position with the team providing specialist palliative care and end of life care to adults across Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital.

We run a 7 day a week service supporting patients with non-malignant and malignant diseases. The post holder will share a caseload of patients who have specialist palliative care needs including; symptom management, psychological care, rehabilitation and end of life care.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with a genuine interest in palliative care, along with a commitment to continuous learning, team work and mutual support.

We look forward to hearing from applicants who are experienced registered nurses with a degree in a relevant subject or who can show evidence of professional development at this level.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate clinical expertise within the field of palliative care as well as excellent communication skills and experience of teaching in a clinical setting.


UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

The interview date for candidates is the 5 August.

Closing date for applications, 22nd July 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Cawley - Lead Nurse

Sue Haig - Clinical Nurse Specialist

023 8120 4126

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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