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Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 7
Temporary for 18 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
East Lancashire
£33,222 to £43,041 pa
24/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Specialist Palliative Care Team at East Lancashire Hospital Trust on a fixed term 37.5 hr per week, 18 month contract.   We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with previous Specialist Palliative Care Skills and with evidence of Palliative Care courses / Skills, ideally a V300 prescribing qualification and proven advanced communication skills.  This would suit someone looking to take the next step in their Specialist Palliative care career.  Secondments will be considered if permission has been sought from existing employers prior to interview.

Please be advised that you may be asked to work in the acute hospital or Community setting subject to service need.


This is a very rewarding and emotionally demanding role caring for people and their families who require Specialist palliative Care services. You will be working in a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Consultants Palliative Medicine, End of Life facilitator and Lead Nurse across the trust.


You will play an active role, together with the existing members of the Specialist Palliative Care Team, in advancing high quality specialist palliative care services and promoting excellence in end of life care across ELHT.

In return, you’ll be supported by an expert team in an environment where training and development opportunities are actively encouraged in order to meet the clinical needs of the role. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing your knowledge and skills where appropriate.

Please note that the ideal candidate will need access to a vehicle for work purposes.

If you are ambitious to develop your specialist palliative care career in a dynamic team who strive to achieve the best palliative and end of life care outcomes for the people we care for then we are eager to talk to you.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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