Clinical Nurse Specialist (Palliative Care)

The London Clinic
Competitive salary
07 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We have an exciting opportunity for a Palliative & Symptom Control CNS to join our Oncology & Haematology department, based at The London Clinic's Duchess of Devonshire Wing (Cancer Centre) in London. We are offering a competitive salary of £46,488 - £55,682, and we offer a supportive and warm working culture where your contribution is valued, and you can help us provide the best, personalised healthcare.

Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK's largest private hospitals with approx. 1300 employees across 8 sites around Harley Street. The Duchess of Devonshire Wing is our award-winning cancer centre specially designed for patients receiving cancer treatment. The facility has 8 floors, which includes state-of-the-art radiotherapy, chemotherapy suites and 18 dedicated Oncology in-patient bedrooms.

Job Description

As a Palliative & Symptom Control CNS you will be work closely with the Consultant Palliative Physician, as well as with other members of the MDT to provide the highest standards of specialist nursing care to patients with complex palliative care and End of Life Care (EOLC) needs.

  • Job Location: This role is located at our Duchess of Devonshire Wing in London, W1G 6JA (Close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).
  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shifts: Working 8am-6pm shift; Mon-Sat; one Saturday shift per month, while some flexibility would be expected as per service needs.
  • Salary: £46,488 - £55,682 (inclusive of London Weighting), and dependent upon skills and experience.
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day's annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Independently manage own caseload & responsible for the care and management of patients with life limiting illnesses including the provision of specialist symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care for the patient and family.
  • Ensure continual optimal care for inpatients, outpatients and their families.
  • Facilitate and support healthcare teams to implement evidence-based practice, and will contribute to the development of the Palliative and EOL Care Services at The London Clinic.
  • Ensure that policies, protocols, and guidelines for palliative care patients are developed and implemented, as well as participate in the service review and improvement.
  • Initiate and audit the clinical effectiveness of the palliative care service in conjunction with the Palliative Care Physician and the members of the Medical Oncology team.

Skills & Experience
  • Registered Nurse with valid NMC pin.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing or equivalent, and/or evidence of Masters level learning or prepared to work towards.
  • Considerable post registration experience in an acute hospital within an oncology setting with experience in palliative care or area of relevance.
  • Clinical leadership qualities, including team working and team building skills, with excellent communication & organisational skills, and the ability to problem solve in all types of situations.
  • Level 2 Psychological Care Training or systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) course is desirable.

The London Clinic has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes. Across our 8 sites we cover a broad range of specialisms, including complex medical and surgical procedures and a comprehensive range of cancer and outpatient services.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

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