Palliative Care Nurse Specialist - Community Services

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7 £45,780 - £51,393 pa (including HCA Supplement)

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours/week) Part Time will be considered

We have an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our friendly, supportive and dynamic community service. It is an exciting time at Trinity as we continue to review and adapt our service to meet the needs of our local population ensuring we deliver the most responsive, high quality, effective and efficient service to everyone who needs our care.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to take up the post of Palliative Care CNS This post is suited to a nurse with significant experience of caring for patients with life-limiting illness who possesses advanced clinical, teaching and communication skills.

You will be a key member of the specialist palliative care MDT working across Royal Trinity Hospice’s community catchment area supporting health and social care teams in the delivery of palliative and end of life care wherever the patient calls home.

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.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their carers and all relevant agencies involved in the care of the patient to enable effective coordination of care.
  • Support clinical colleagues in decision-making in complex care situations to ensure appropriate care planning through the inter-disciplinary team meetings (IDT)
  • Regularly teach about the palliative care needs and management of patients at both internal and external training sessions.

Skills and experience required

  • Registered Nurse with additional 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 enrol 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 please contact Helen Brewerton, Joint Head of Community Services on 0207 787 1062.

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign, until we recruit the right person, so apply today. You can expect to hear from us within one week of a successful application.

Interviews will be held within two weeks of a successful application.

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

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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.