Community Specialist Palliative Care Nursing

Band 6

Main area
Palliative Care Nursing
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Truro Health Park
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
29/04/2018 23:59

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01726 873230

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.


All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.


Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients



An exciting position has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated specialist palliative care nurse in the Central Cornwall Locality to provide specialist care for adults with life limiting illness and their families across the community within Cornwall. The post is based in Truro, Perranporth and St Agnes.

There will be a requirement to work flexibly across the locality.

You must be self-motivated with good organisational skills and demonstrate innovative and effective proactive.  You will manage a clinical caseload and act as a resource in the community by liaising and collaborating with partner agencies to ensure comprehensive care for palliative patients, their families and carers.  You will actively participate in improving the service and integrating community care.  Excellent communication and assessment skills are required and the ability to negotiate with people at all levels is essential.

The post will involve participating in seven day operational service, which will include working weekends and bank holidays.

The successful candidate will have:

- three years post registration experience

- a working knowledge of the Priorities for the Care of the Dying Person and Gold Standard Framework

- evidence of teaching in the workplace

-a robust understanding and application of evidence based practice

You must have the ability to work autonomously, within a multi-professional team. Continued professional development and regular supervision will be supported.
A car driver is essential; this is a lone worker post.


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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Saul Ridley, Community Specialist Palliative Care Team Lead in Central Locality, through Switchboard 01208 251300

If you have problems applying, contact

01726 873210