Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Services

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7 (£44,347 - £50,549 including HCA Supplement)

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours/week) however part-time considered

Royal Trinity Hospice is a leading provider of expert, compassionate palliative care.

We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate whose skills and experience match what we are looking for. If you are a registered nurse with clinical expertise and extensive experience within the palliative care field, why not come and join our friendly and supportive team.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

  • Critically analyse complex clinical data and information to inform diagnosis and decision-making.
  • Deliver expert evidence-based, patient-centred advice, care and support working in close collaboration with other health and social care professionals.
  • Ensure timely communication of any proposed or actual changes in patients care or condition to all relevant agencies.
  • Support clinical colleagues in decision-making in complex care situations to ensure appropriate care planning through the inter-disciplinary team meetings (IDT).
  • Regularly teaching about the palliative care needs and management of patients at both internal and external training sessions.

Skills and experience required

  • Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degree level training in palliative/end of life care or related subject.
  • Impeccable assessment skills.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude to working.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • The successful candidate must be able to travel with ease across our catchment area (a current UK driving licence is desirable).


  • Competitive rates of pay (Agenda for Change)
  • 27 days holiday entitlement rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development training
  • Store discount
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal chat or visit please contact Helen Brewerton, Head of Community Services on 0207 787 1000.

Apply online

Download the job description and person specification

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Close Date: Friday 25 October

Interview Date: Friday 8 November

All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.