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Clinical Lead (RSCN/RN (Child)) – Permanent – Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust
Post date
6 March 2018
Closing date
19 March 2018
Up to £36K + excellent benefits
Permanent Full-Time
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Make more of your paediatric nurse-in-charge experience in one of the most senior roles in a uniquely challenging and rewarding clinical environment.

When you’re providing care and support for children with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition and their families, nothing less than clinical excellence will do. The tight-knit nursing team here at Acorns Children’s Hospice is utterly dedicated to providing the best care available. Your expert guidance and support will help them keep to this standard every day, in every clinical decision they make.

How you’ll help
As our senior clinical practitioner, you’ll be the one setting the clinical bar for our entire care team, including volunteers, in support of our Head Nurse and Deputy Head Nurse. Your active clinical leadership and positive role modelling will develop both skills and daily decision-making relating to palliative and end-of-life care.

Your approach will focus on delivering solutions, challenging poor practice and seeking out every possible learning and development opportunity. All the while, you’ll champion the cultural sensitivity and family-led ethos that are the hallmarks of Acorns.

Who you are
Holding RSCN/RN (Child) as well as ENB 998, you’re most likely to have gained your paediatric nursing and leadership experience in a hospital or hospice. You’ll also be able to show us evidence of your training abilities. Now you’re ready to use your knowledge, initiative and exacting clinical judgement to take full charge of delivering clinical excellence. When that means challenging and changing practice, you’re up to the task.

You need to be prepared to work shifts including weekends and some nights. Crucially, in a clinical setting that evokes stresses and emotions like no other, you’re never less than calm and competent under pressure.

About Acorns
We provide a network of care for life-limited and life-threatened babies, children and young people, and their families, in the heart of England. Last year we supported over 800 children and more than 1,090 families.

As a people-focused charity, we’re a learning organisation with a clear sense of direction. We’ll give you plenty of scope and support to progress your career. Free parking, subsidised meals, excellent facilities and generous allowances are all part of what makes Acorns such a positive place to work. If you come to us from the NHS, you’ll be able to keep your existing pension while benefiting from a caring culture unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

To apply
Please visit our website,, for more information and details on how to apply.

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s on their own. Please complete an application in full and attach your CV for supplementary information.

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. Any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children and adults.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Monday 19 March 2018

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