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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/02/2020.

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Band 7 CNS

Job Reference: 290-BPC-2

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Trustwide, London
£36,481 – £50,549 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of 12,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Band 6 – Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in-training or Band 7 – Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Our well-established Palliative Care Team is seeking to recruit a Band 6 Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist in-training or a Band 7 Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. We are a team of CNSs from different backgrounds united by our passion for improving the palliative and end-of-life care of our patients.

This is a great opportunity for an energetic and flexible Band 6/7 nurse who has experience in working with Palliative Care patients in a hospital, hospice or community setting. You will be able to work autonomously and within a team, manage conflicting priorities and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our team you will review and assess patients, and offer advice for their often very complex physical, psychological and social needs.

If starting in our band 6 training programme, you will be supported from the start through a personal development programme that includes an on-going CNS education programme and support from our multi-disciplinary colleagues. Once the competencies have been achieved there is the option of moving into a Band 7 CNS post. All our CNSs have the option of participating in monthly one to one clinical supervision. You will also have the opportunity to work within a variety of specialities as our team covers the Charing Cross, St. Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospital sites. We support professional development and offer the possibility to actively work on audit and QI projects.

As a Palliative Care service we support the work led by the Trust End of Life Care Strategy. Therefore, if you would like to play a part in supporting patients and loved ones at the end of life and meet the specifications for this role please do consider this post.

So if you have a keen interest in Palliative and/or End-of-Life Care, good symptom control knowledge and are interested in working with our respected and innovative team we would love to hear from you. In your application, please use the statement to show how you are meeting the requirements of our job description.

The successful candidate will carry a caseload of patients with complex needs and will contribute to the Trust’s education programme as well as the on-going development of our Palliative Care Service within the trust. They will also benefit from being a Macmillan sponsored professional. We would consider a part-time or job-share position if the opportunity arose from a successful interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ulrike Gillon

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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