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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care Community

Job Reference: 295-39391LW

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Specialist Palliative Care
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

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Band 7 Specialist Palliative Care CNS - UHB Solihull Community Services.

Two posts:

Post 1:  30hrs pw, fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

Post 2:  37.5hrs pw full time permanent.

This is an ideal opportunity to join the Solihull Community Specialist Palliative Care Team as part of UHB NHS Solihull Community Services.  The Team is based at the Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands in Solihull.

You will be joining a team of committed and experienced clinical nurse specialists, consultants, therapists and wider MDT, and will be working closely with GP’s, community teams and acute trust staff.

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and  motivated nurse to join our Team. Excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence are essential to fulfil this role. You will share our passion to strive to improve and enhance care for this group of patients through direct caseload management, teaching, service improvement, research and audit

Applications are invited from Registered Nurses with:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in Palliative care
  • Nursing experience at a senior level/clinical nurse specialist in Palliative Care
  • Highly developed clinical skills
  • Relevant health related degree
  • Post registration qualification in Palliative care
  • Advanced communication skills

The Specialist Palliative Care CNS Team is a 7 day service which requires  flexibility to cover  weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.  Car driver is essential.

In return we can offer you a supportive, friendly working environment with opportunities for personal and professional development.  You will be supported by the Lead Nurse, Specialist Palliative Care Team, Clinical Psychologist and Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact:  Parmjot Basi, Lead Nurse Palliative Care Nurse – Community.   Tel: 0121 703 3780/3781.


All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

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University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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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