Community Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist

Community Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist


£42,073 - £48,898 per annum.

Our posts do not attract the NHS high cost area or fringe allowances


37.5 per week, full time

Minimum age:

At the main hospice site in Havering-atte-Bower and also in the community

Contract type:


Application deadline:

Rolling Advert, please apply as soon possible, applications shortlisted upon receipt

Job Reference B0483-053


The Specialist Community & Crisis Support service provides 24 hour specialist advice, support and facilitation of care for those persons with complex symptom management due to a life limiting illness and support to carers of the individual via telephone, within the home setting or at a clinic led environment.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, experienced nurse with excellent clinical palliative care knowledge base, to join our well-established specialist community service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. This post will provide varied senior experience in a multidisciplinary working environment delivering a 24/7 service. The on call 5pm-9am is based at home. During the hours of 23.00-07.00 our in-patient unit triages all calls.

The Specialist Community & Crisis Support Service works within the boundaries of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, and Brentwood and provides out of hours advisory telephone support to include Redbridge. Working collaboratively with other internal and external health care professionals is an essential part of the specialist service.

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication, assessment and prioritisation skills, and understands the needs of those receiving palliative care /end of life care, a working knowledge of evidence based practice and the ability to develop a good knowledge base of current initiatives and developments in palliative care.

Any community experience with lone working involved would be valuable in addition to the non-medical prescribing qualification or willing to work towards.  

Relevant experience of working at a senior level, managing a clinical caseload is essential with appropriate supporting qualifications and as well as any evidence of appropriate leadership learning.

Would you like to share your specialist palliative care skills and expertise with us?  In return we offer a variety of staff support options, professional development opportunities, free parking on site, excellent team working and a supportive working environment. Superannuation can be continued. 

Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) enhanced criminal record check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Jane Elmer SCCS Team Leaders on 01708 758643 Ext 2343 or Lesley Burrows Head of Community Services on Ext 2208. 


If you would like to apply please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.  The job reference number is B0483-053

Applications will be sent for shortlisting upon receipt, therefore interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and shortlisted candidates will be given at least 7 days' notice by email of invitation to interviews.