Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative and End of Life Care - E11 1NR

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Are you a Clinical Nurse Specialist looking to become part of the Palliative and End of Life Care team at BARTS?

 BARTS health is a group of 5 hospitals that has been working together since 2012, and are internationally known for our excellence and innovation. We operate from four major hospital sites (The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross and Newham) and a number of community locations, including Mile End hospital. Around 2.5 million people living in east London look to our services to provide them with the healthcare they need.

BARTS is looking a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative and End of Life Care that can work Mon-Fri 9-5 to manage the provision of specialist palliative care advice and support to people affected by life limiting illnesses, and also to patients who are at the end of their lives. This is to maximise the quality of life of patients with advanced life limiting disease/ those at the end of their lives, and to also provide support and advice to the families/carers of such patients.

Location: Whipps Cross


Hours: Mon - Fri / 9-5


Main Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice

  • To excel and innovate in the management of clinical caseload and MDT processes both specialist and generalist palliative / end of life care.
  • Acts as a resource of clinical excellence in the specialty of palliative care nursing, and ensure that national and local clinical policies are implemented and adhered to.
  • Manage triage processes and standards of response.

  • Offer skilled emotional and psychosocial support and refer on to other members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate.

  • Offer bereavement support to patient and families; identifying those at risk of complicated bereavement.


  • Ensure that self and the team are kept up to date with, and apply, current developments in clinical practice, thereby ensuring the provision of high quality care.

  • Lead on the development and implementation of staff training programme to ensure nursing staff are able to fulfil their roles and meet their competencies for palliative and end of life care – this will also include the delivery of training programmes.


  • Be an active member of appropriate committees and working groups, representing specialist palliative care and end of life care

  • To be managerially responsible for one’s own clinical caseload, and patient pathway management (for example co-ordinating fast track / rapid discharges)

  • Effectively communicate with other members of the SPCT and to organise meetings, study and annual leave, ensuring service needs are met at all times.

  • Provide leadership and use influencing skills with the wider palliative care team working with patients and families.

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • Extensive experience within Palliative/ end of life care/long term conditions.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working at B6 level.

Becoming a member of our Staff bank will give you access to the following AMAZING benefits.

  • Access to Line of Work, short and long term
  • Ability to self-book shifts as well as a dedicated nurse bookings team
  • Access to free annual Core Skills Training and access to all our Bank Partners online training courses
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • A professional onsite Recruitment & Compliance Team
  • Revalidation support
  • Electronic timesheet submission and weekly pay

 If you are interested and available in this opportunity apply today! 

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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