Job vacancy details

Clinical Nurse Specialist - BANK

Care Directorate
Band 7 Equivalent (dependent on experience)
Flexible hours available
Sydenham & Orpington
Closing date:
16 July 2024


Location: Sydenham and Bromley

Department: Community

Hours: BANK hours available (Monday – Sunday on a rota basis) 

Salary: £49178 - £55492 per annum per annum (inclusive of HCA, equivalent to AfC band 7) 

Please note, hourly salary will be determined on service and experience within the role.

Do you aspire to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Would you like to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate care and support? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then St Christopher’s, and this role may be for you.

St Christopher’s has services spanning the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and are connected to partner health and social care organisations in all the boroughs we support. St Christopher’s CARE, provides learning and development to the communities we support, and we have academic links with a number of universities, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for compassionate nurses to join our community palliative care team. Our team works across a 7-day week, providing a service from 7.30am to 9pm.

We have roles that rotate through all of our services including our Single Point of Contact team, and our Bromley and Sydenham based teams. In these roles, our skilled team provides telephone and video triage, visiting people in their homes across Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark; and also see people in our outpatient department. You will be a registered nurse or paramedic with experience in end of life care, or who would like to develop your career in palliative care, we could have the opportunity for you.

Your new role

Your role will be so important in supporting people who are entering the last phase of their lives to talk about what is important to them and helping them to navigate how their wishes and goals can be achieved. You will also support families and friends as well as providing expert care that will support a dignified death. You will offer the people we support your skills in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care, in addition to providing advice, support and education to the primary health care team and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of an interdisciplinary team.

To succeed in this role

You will need to a compassionate and resilient person. For our Clinical Nurse Specialist (equivalent of AfC band 7), you will have proven experience in palliative care/oncology with relevant qualifications and experience of working at Band 6/equivalent or above. We require you to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work efficiently in a disciplinary team and manage stressful situations.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Mayo Consultant Nurse on 0208 768 4500 

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date: 16th July 2024

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.

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For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

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