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Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Lead for Advance Care Planning

Band 7

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Palliative Care
Band 7
Part time: 30 hours per week (pa. incs HCAS (pro-rata))
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Palliative Care, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£43,712 - £49,325 pa. inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata)
Salary period
01/03/2021 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly experienced and motivated nurse to join the specialist palliative care team at Kingston hospital. The hospital was rated Outstanding by CQC 2018.The team works in an advisory role supporting patients with advanced disease requiring specialist palliative care, and their family.

The post holder will promote and support the delivery of excellent palliative and end of life care in Kingston hospital by providing specialist advice on symptom control, information and psychosocial support as well as supporting various service development initiatives. The post holder will also lead on trust wide service developments around advance care planning, working with clinical teams to support recognition of potential for dying and opportunities for advance care planning.  Education and role modelling for the multidisciplinary teams is core in enabling them to support a positive experience for patients and their loved ones.

You will be a registered general nurse with appropriate qualifications, interest in education and experience in service development and of being involved with caring for patients with advanced incurable disease. This includes excellent interpersonal skills, an up to date knowledge base, and the ability to work autonomously. Good managerial skills are essential as well as an interest in innovation. In return we offer you the opportunity to work within a supportive team, which promotes and supports ongoing development.

Closing Date: 1 March 2021
Tentative Interview Date: 10 March 2021

**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Denise Gorman (Senior CNS) on 020 8934 6748 or Thora Thorhallsdottir (Consutant Nurse) on 020 8934 6215.