Specialist Palliative Care Nurse (Community)

Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 23rd June, 2021

Job description

£30,401 to £37,267 per annum pro rata (depending on experience). 22.5 hours per week over 3 days in a seven-day period. Current NHS pension scheme members can continue in the scheme under LOROS’ direction body status and NHS service will be taken into consideration in relation to annual leave entitlement

We are looking to appoint a dynamic experienced and highly motivated nurse to join our Community Specialist Palliative Care team. This is part of a newly developed Integrated Community Specialist Palliative Care Service (ICSPCS) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the post holder will be linked to 1 of 8 community hubs. The team also participate in training programmes for both professionals and non-professionals. There will be opportunities for self-development and involvement in service development and clinical audit.

This post will support a Specialist Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre and provide specialist planned and urgent care to patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

You will need to have as a minimum: • significant post registration experience • proven palliative/cancer care and symptom management experience • proven teaching experience

In addition, you will need to have well-developed interpersonal skills. A non-medical prescribing qualification is highly desirable as is a diploma or degree in palliative and/or community experience. Undertaking a non-medical prescribing course will be essential to this post.

Due to the nature of the role and visiting patients in the community you will need to hold a current driving licence and have access to a car/transport.

LOROS wants to ensure that the profile of its employees reflects the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from the diverse communities, we serve.

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Interview / assessment dates

Interview Date: Friday 9 July

How to apply

Interested? For an electronic version of the application pack see below. Email completed applications to emmagould@loros.co.uk For an informal discussion telephone Louise Wright, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Lead (Community) on 0116 231 8402.

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