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Band 6 Children’s Nurse, Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
19 September 2018
Closing date
7 October 2018
Band 6 (£28,050 - 36,644) per year depending on experience
37.5 hours per week (part-time considered)
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We are excited to be recruiting another senior children’s nurse at Helen House Children’s Hospice to be part of a forward thinking team of Doctors, Nurses and Care Team Members.

Do you enjoy delivering high quality individualised care to your patients and working in an area where no one day is the same as another? This might just be the job you’re looking for.

Helen House

The Helen House Care Team is a unique and vibrant blend of nurses and carers, some with experience of palliative care and acute settings and some from a learning disability background, all of whom share a passion for delivering the highest possible standard of care to patients and their families. A wealth of staff training and support underpins the challenging and rewarding work we do. Working in this team will change your life. You will be able to care for patients to a standard you always hoped would be possible.

The Role

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced children’s nurse with vision to join our multi-disciplinary team caring for children who have life threatening and life limiting conditions. This is a leadership role where you will be expected to manage shifts and to support and manage more junior staff. Experience of caring for children with multiple and complex needs would be beneficial but not essential.

Please do get in touch for an informal conversation if you’re interested.

The successful candidate will:

be a Registered Children’s Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1)
show evidence of on-going continuing professional development linked to demonstrable clinical competencies
have demonstrable post registration experience of working with children in a variety of settings
show experience of working on own initiative; organising and prioritising own and workload of others as shift co-ordinator (delegation of tasks, setting and monitoring standards, motivating, giving feedback)
be a skilled communicator, able to adapt communications with a wide range of people and situations
have the ability to cope with pressure and to adapt to emergencies or altered requirements. Have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of children with life-limiting conditions
We offer the following 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.
The Charity

Helen & Douglas House 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 families.

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.

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

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.

Please note that we do not accept applications by way of CV’s.

To apply for this role please complete the online application form:

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