Palliative Care Nurse Specialist (Band 7)

Queenscourt Hospice is an independent charity that provides free, specialist palliative care for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We care for patients with advanced progressive, illnesses, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Palliative Care Nurse Specialist (Band 7)

£44,120 – £50,356 per annum, pro rata (Dependant on Experience)

37.5 hours (Negotiable), Permanent

Location: Southport, Merseyside

The Palliative Care Nurse Specialist (PCNS) Band 7 is a first level nurse with high level specialist assessment and skills in the care of the individual with complex specialist palliative care needs. The principal responsibility is delivery of specialist palliative care and advice to staff, patients and carers, both on an individual basis and as part of a team, to facilitate the palliative and end of life care agenda as part of a seven day a week service. This may be done through provision of specialist holistic assessment, advice on pain and symptom control, education, the effective use of communication skills, including discussing preferred place of care and advance care planning.

In the Community the PCNS work closely with a group of General Practices and District Nursing Teams, The PCNS will work as part of a fully integrated Specialist Palliative Care service across community, hospital and hospice setting. The role will also encompass specialist clinical triage, from the clinical hub based in Queenscourt. Clinical assessments will be undertaken via face to face, telephone or video link. In hospital, the PCNS will work with hospital colleagues to provide a specialist palliative care advisory service within the acute environment. This role is predominantly community based with some weekend working which covers community and hospital.

The main relationships of the PCNS will be with patients and carers, hospice, hospital and community services, GPs, community matrons, district nurses, managers, matrons, voluntary agencies, social care agencies and integrated care networks. The PCNS will establish links with all the services and voluntary agencies.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight, Sunday 21st July, 2024

If sufficient response is received this advert could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, so please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

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To apply, please fill in the application form above and email it to or for further information or for an informal conversation, please contact Louise Charnock or Kath Mayer on 01704 544645


We offer:

  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 29 and 30 at respective 5 and 10 year anniversaries
  • We recognise NHS service in respect of holidays, sickness and salary.
  • We support NHS Pensions contributions for those with eligibility.
  • Enhanced maternity, Paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Occupational sickness scheme
  • Access to offers and discounts (including Blue Light Cards)
  • A comprehensive induction program with ongoing training and development
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance program (EAP)
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Supportive, employee focussed policies along with a wealth of wellbeing initiatives.
  • Working in a modern, bright, and welcoming environment.
  • Subsidised staff meals.
  • Staff receive excellent support and supervision from our management team.

* Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We are not able to offer sponsorship at this time. Due to the size of our organisation and nature of our business it is critical that we fill vacancies quickly therefore the successful candidate will need to be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK. As a registered charity we are also unable to offer financial relocation packages.

Southport, Merseyside

30-37.5 hours per week (negotiable), Permanent.

£44,120 - £50,356 per annum/pro rata (Dependant on Experience)

Closing Date:
21 July 2024

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