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Band 4 Care Team Member / Nursery Nurse, Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
20 November 2018
Closing date
5 December 2018
Band 4 (£20,150 - £25,934) per year depending on experience
37.5 hours per week
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We are looking to increase our staff complement in Helen House children’s hospice and want to recruit Care Team Members (Nursery nurse, NVQ in child care or equivalent ) to join our vibrant team of Nurses and Care Team Members.

Are you motivated and creative and keen to make a difference to children with palliative care needs and their families? Do you want to provide real individualised care? If you are, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will:

Have an NVQ level 3/Diploma in Health and Social Care/Nursery Nurse/equivalent qualification
Have demonstrable experience of working with children with complex needs
Have experience and knowledge of the principles of safeguarding
Have good communication skills
Be able to work the full range of shifts to provide a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service.
You will need to be flexible in your approach to care and have good communication with experience of working with children with health needs. You will work as part of a team including nurses, carers, nursery nurses, doctors, outreach nurses and volunteers.

No day is ever predictable in Helen House so if you’re looking for a new challenge in your career, why don’t you give us a call to talk our work through with someone who knows. Call the HR team on 01865 794749.

The Benefits:

Attractive working environment
27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years).
We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme. 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
Cycle scheme
Occupational sick pay and maternity pay
A flexible working environment
Subsidised staff dining facilities
Investment in your CPD
Inbedded staff support
What Next?

All staff working for Helen and Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure & 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.

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

To apply please complete the online application form by using this link:

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 5th December, 2018. Interviews will be held mid-December, 2018.

About Helen & Douglas House:

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, is the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children, and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.

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