Nurse Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Location: Ashford, Canterbury or Thanet

Status: Full Time - 37.5 hpw

Salary: £58,972 - £68,525 Depending on Experience

Closing date: 09/04/2024

Interview date: 22/04/2024

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent are expanding its clinical workforce to achieve a truly multidisciplinary senior leadership team that leads on strategic and organisational service development for supportive and end-of-life care in East Kent.  This will include the recruitment of three Nurse Consultants who will take on important decision-making powers for in-patient care and community outreach services.

We are looking for exceptional people with comprehensive nurse expertise and with a deep commitment to holistic care. From first assessment to the final days of life, our team ensures comfort and dignity throughout every stage.

As part of our clinical leadership team working alongside Consultants in Palliative Medicine, our Nurse Consultants will also be supported by Speciality doctors and doctors in training and Advanced Clinical Practitioners. This clinical leadership team will:

  • Deliver high-quality patient care with expertise and autonomy.
  • Develop and maintain specialist areas of interest to support our clinical strategy.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop policies and procedures.
  • Lead and motivate teams to improve standards of practice.
  • Contribute to research, evaluation and quality assurance initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and foster a patient-centred environment.

To be successful in this role your will need:

  • Advanced palliative care practice experience.
  • Strong leadership and team motivation skills.
  • Commitment to evidence-based practice and quality improvement.
  • Supervisory and educational experience required.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our workplaces offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate about what we do
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

How to apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document and benefits summary as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the application through NHS Jobs.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.