Palliative Specialist Nurse

Location: Canterbury

Status: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £33,706.00 - £40,588.00

Closing date: 24/03/2023

Do you have a background in palliative nursing care?

Do you want to develop your nursing skills into a specialist role and be part of a pro-active multi-disciplinary and professional team, who put excellent patient care as their priority?

Do you have a passion for working collaboratively in an environment of thriving on positive change and making a difference to those with palliative and end of life care needs?

Are you passionate about supporting and empowering patients to live well until their very last moment in their life?

  • Through holistic needs assessment
  • Providing individually planned care informed by patient wishes
  • Supporting patients and their families/carers to have open and honest conversations about their wishes for end of life care

If so, then the role of Palliative Specialist Nurse at Pilgrims may be just the job for you!

We are seeking well-motivated and forward thinking professionals to join our multi-disciplinary team, in supporting patients across east Kent.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertakes a comprehensive palliative care nursing assessment in the outpatient/telephone clinic, home or ward setting identifying an appropriate plan of care for patients and families based on clear goals intended to bring about effective, measurable patient / family outcomes
  • Oversees the patient’s progress in line with the care plan and makes changes to plans when patients needs and preferences change.
  • As an independent prescriber, prescribes medicines for patients in accordance with local policies, national standards and formularies relating to scope of practice.
  • Promote the work of the Hospice through collaborative working with clinical and allied professionals, encouraging a multi-professional team working approach to support patients, families and carers irrespective of setting
  • Initiates and undertakes audit projects to inform standards of practice, instigates and participates in research activities.
  • Supervise and share knowledge and skills, imparting advice and recommendations for patient care to junior colleagues as well as other health and social care professionals as 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”.

Other Benefits

As an Employer of Choice, our commitment to supporting our employees and volunteers is a key priority.

Our hospices offer:

  • Modern, friendly and highly professional working environments
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • Alignment with NHS pay rates and continuity in membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing
  • A good work-life balance
  • Locations across well-populated areas of east Kent – all providing very good road and rail links
  • NHS and financial discounts i.e. Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Free hospice parking

This advert will be closed once sufficient applications have been received. This can happen quickly, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.