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Oncology Outreach and Palliative Care Nurse Manager

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-17420

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Palliative Care (911203)
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join the Palliative Care/Oncology Outreach Team as the Band 8a Nurse Manager. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced paediatric Palliative Care/Oncology Outreach Nurse specialist who is also keen to develop operational management skills and management of staff alongside clinical responsibilities.

The post holder will work within a national recognised paediatric team which is well known for its dynamic and innovative delivery of Oncology/palliative care services locally and regionally. This is also an exciting time for the Trust having moved into a new award winning, state of the art hospital building and Institute, providing a hub for academic research and development.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership and be responsible for the day to day management, delivery and development of the Specialist Palliative Care/Oncology Outreach Nursing Team in particular:

• Delivery of a high quality nursing service for children and young people, their families and carers, in order to meet the outcomes of care required for the Paediatric palliative/ oncology care standards

• Provision of an expert nursing service to children and young people in the acute and community setting; providing structured education and support.

• Leading on service improvement through monitoring and improving standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit and evidenced based practice.

The post holder will be a qualified children’s nurse with demonstrable leadership skills, and significant experience as a specialist nurse for Oncology/Palliative care.

The post holder will hold a key role within the Multidisciplinary Team to develop practice and services.

Members of the team are actively encouraged to participate in education, audit and research.

If you regard yourself as an exceptional specialist nurse, looking to combine these skills with a management role, and with a passion for improving outcomes for Children and Young People with cancer and life limiting conditions, then we would love to hear from you.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Catherine Wardell Associate Chief Nurse on ext. 2820 or via email

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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.

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