Job role: Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist – Supportive and Palliative Care Team
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Permanent.
Country: United Kingdom.
Salary: £43,742 – £50,056 per year.
Shift & Schedule:
- Weekend availability.
About the Job.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced individual to join this well-established Supportive and Palliative Care Team. The individual will primarily be based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site; however, the team does cover the Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull Hospital sites and the post holder may be required to work and attend meetings on either of those other sites. The Supportive and Palliative Care Team offers a 7-day visiting service from 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays and from 8:30 to 4:30 on weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis to ensure fairness and equity amongst the team.
We are recognized as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognize that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment to offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination, and ensuring each member of staff reaches their true potential, achieves their ambitions, and thrives in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organization where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at the Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture that empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviors and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected, and bold place to work.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.
- In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team, the post holder will develop, implement, and evaluate seamless specialist service to patients with palliative care needs and for patients with life-limiting illnesses. They will ensure patients receive the highest standard of clinical care at all stages of their journey and through a variety of treatments in a kind and compassionate manner. As a nursing expert, the post holder will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist’s service, providing advice, education, and support to staff, patients their families, and carers. You will be committed to the delivery of high-quality holistic patient care.
- The post holder will lead clinical audit activity within their specialist area. The post holder is responsible for contributing/leading the ongoing development of clinical practice, and standards of care within the service including the development of policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines. They will undertake service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues. The post holder is accountable for their safe, effective clinical practice working as part of a defined team and supporting team performance, ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources. They will provide a range of educational and training packages for healthcare staff and patients.
- Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register.
- Evidence of post-registration CPD / Post-registration qualification in ( appropriate area of specialty or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree/masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7.
- Recognized mentorship course.
- To have or work towards an MSc/ Masters qualification.
- To have or work towards an advanced health assessment module – where applicable to the role.
- Non – Medical Prescriber/ willingness to undertake.
- Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
- Significant years post post-registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in a defined or associated specialty.
- Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level.
- Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
- Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to the specialty.
- Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programs and teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
- Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross-agency work environment.