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Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist (Virtual Ward)

Care Directorate
£40,700 - £48,054 (inclusive of High Cost Allowance)
Permanent - Full Time
37.5 hours per week (on a rota basis)
Closing date:
28 July 2024


Location: Sydenham and Bromley

Department: Community Palliative Care Team (includes all our services)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Sunday on a rota basis) - would consider part time

Salary: £40,700 - £48,054 per annum per annum (inclusive of HCA, equivalent to AfC band 6)  

Please note, salary will be determined on service and experience within the role and please can you state which site you would like to work at within your personal statement.

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 be a compassionate and resilient person. You will need to demonstrate relevant experience at band 5 (equivalent), and an awareness of this work as an Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a keenness to develop in this area of health care. 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.

Benefits of joining St Christopher’s

  • You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
  • Access to excellent training and development opportunities including masters level education and non-medical prescribing
  • A number of health and wellbeing schemes
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan
  • Access to plenty of free local street parking.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen King Consultant Nurse on 0208 768 4500 or

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: 28th July 2024

Provisional interview date: TBC

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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