MACMILLAN Palliative Care Support Sister

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South Tees Hospitals N
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Competitive salary
17 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
37.5 Hours per week

MACMILLAN Palliative Care Support Sister

Acute Team based at The James Cook University Hospital

An opportunity has arisen for a Macmillan Palliative Care Support Sister to join the Specialist Palliative Care Team within the acute setting of The James Cook University Hospital. The team is committed to improving the quality of care and service experienced by patients and their families with life limiting illness in the acute (hospital) setting, focusing on patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and their complex pain and symptom control needs. The team provides expert clinical leadership, advice, education and training to support and develop practice to improve the consistency with which palliative care is provided.

We are inviting applications from highly-motivated Registered Nurse with excellent communication/interpersonal skills who are educated to degree level. You should have significant post-registration experience and be passionate about palliative and end of life care. In return we offer a challenging yet supportive and friendly environment where you will be encouraged to maintain and improve knowledge and skills to ensure expert high quality care and participate in clinical audit and research.

We are one of the largest employers in the Tees Valley, a great place to work and live. Our mission statement is 'striving for the best in healthcare' and we are proud of the hard work, and dedication of our staff at both The James Cook University Hospital, The Friarage Hospital and in the community.

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Informal enquiries/visits are welcomed by The Specialist Palliative Care Team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Denise Johnson (Clinical Lead SPCT)

Tel: 07810 056354

or alternatively please contact

Jane Walker/Pamela Saunders (Clinical Nurse Specialists)

Tel: 01642 850850, ext 54787/54718

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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