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COPE6/Rainbows Hospice
Post date
10 April 2024
Closing date
26 April 2024
Rainbows, Loughborough
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About Us

Rainbows are currently looking for qualified Nurse’s to join our dedicated and supportive care team here at the Hospice in Loughborough. Our Nursing team provide a high standard of care to babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

If you can demonstrate experience working with babies, children and young people with complex care needs and are passionate about providing a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment, we would like to hear from you.

We are currently seeking experienced Band 5 Nurses to join our valued members of the clinical care team. You will join a unique and vibrant team providing symptom management, palliative and end of life care and planned short breaks at the hospice.

We offer 1:1 nursing to all babies, children and young people at the hospice. As part of the care team, you will have the opportunity to work within the multidisciplinary team made up of a variety of skilled members including Music Therapists, Complementary Therapists and our non-medical workforce team of ACP’s.

Rainbows Hospice is available for families all year, 24 hours a day, we therefore operate on a shift basis to provide the best possible service.

This is a rolling advert, and you will be contacted if you have been shortlisted.

In addition to Agenda for Change pay scales, we offer a range of benefits including:

• Opportunity for current NHS pension scheme members to transfer their membership
• Free car parking on site at the Hospice
• Shift enhancements
• Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
• Established Training programme that will enable you to comply with NMC registration.
• Training and support in palliative care
• Time to care for patients. Each baby, child and young person has 1:1 care
• Working within a supportive team which specialist knowledge
• Bupa healthcare cashback plan
• Subsidised freshly cooked meals whilst on shift at the Hospice
• Free access to Health Assured employee assistance programme
• Wellbeing support and access to Mental Health First Aiders

About the Role

As a Rainbows Band 5 nurse you’ll be responsible for supporting the Deputy Lead Nurse Shift Coordinator in planning and implementing care for children and young people, with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, providing symptom management, palliative and end of life care on a 1:1 basis within the hospice.

You will be responsible for:

• Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care of children and young people in partnership with them and their parents/guardians
• Providing excellent short break, palliative, and end of life care at Rainbows in a family centered environment in conjunction with all members of the multi-disciplinary team
• Ensuring all procedures are carried out in accordance with local and national policies in force within the Hospice
• Further responsibilities in the role of a Band 5 Nurse at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


As an experienced Band 5 Nurse at Rainbows, you’ll need to be qualified RSCN/RN (Child Branch)/RNLD/RGN with post registration experience, relevant placement experience or pre-nurse training care experience.

Experience with babies, children and/or young people (0-25 years) with complex needs is also required for the role.

Palliative care experience is desirable, however specialist training and development opportunities will be provided. Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate high standards of clinical care are essential.

Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

For more information about this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact

To apply for the role please click here to complete an online application form.

If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the people team at

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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