Band 5 Nurse, Helen and Douglas House, Oxford

Post date
18 July 2017
Closing date
31 December 2017
Contact email

Come and join our progressive team. We are looking for registered nurses to join our staff and work in Douglas House, caring for children and young adults with life threatening and life shortening conditions, including end of life care.

Band 5 (£22,128-£28,746) per annum depending on experience

Permanent - Full Time

The Role:

You will be responsible for the holistic care of our patients, as well as supporting both the family and care team colleagues.  You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues of caring for young adults with life limiting conditions, be adaptable, have advanced interpersonal skills and able to prioritise competing demands in a busy environment. You will act as a professional role model and contribute to the provision and maintenance of high standards of care and the day to day running of the House. You will be asked to support the team leader as required.

Who we are looking for:

  • A registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development linked to demonstrable clinical
  • Someone with demonstrable experience of working with patients with complex and acute
    care needs
  • A nurse with experience of working on own initiative and organising and prioritising own and
    workload of others as shift co-ordinator (delegation of tasks, setting and monitoring
    standards, motivating, giving feedback.
  • A skilled communicator, able to adapt communications with a wide range of people and
    situations, such as patients with specific communication needs or situations of high emotion
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young adults with life-limiting conditions

If you think this sounds like you, and you can demonstrate these qualities, then we want to hear from you!

The Charity:

Helen & Douglas House, a local Oxford-based charity, cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. We provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. As a charity we rely almost entirely on donations to support our work and the income from our almost 40 shops plays a huge part in maintaining our on-going provision of care.

Helen & Douglas House offer the following benefits:
• 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years)
• Membership to the NHS pension scheme is available to employees who have contributed to the NHS pension scheme in the previous 12 months.
• Eyecare voucher scheme
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Cycle scheme
• Occupational sick pay and maternity pay
• A flexible working environment
• Subsidised staff dining facilities
• The chance to be a part of something special

For further information, please see the attached document on our Benefits. 

For further details please see the job description. If you have any questions about the role please e-mail or call the People Resourcing Team on 01865 794749.

All applications to be made online. Please copy and paste this link to apply:

For any internal candidates interested in applying, please contact your Team Leader initially for an informal discussion. 

Please note that we do not accept applications by way of CVs or other websites, to be considered for the role please follow the Helen and Douglas House application process.

Please note the interviews will be held @ Douglas House.

Please note that everyone working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.