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Band 6 Nurse LTV

Rainbows Hospice
Post date
7 June 2024
Closing date
7 July 2024
Lark Rise Loughborough LE11 2HS
£35,392 per annum
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If you can demonstrate experience working with babies, children, young people and/or adults with long term ventilation needs and are passionate about providing a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment, we would like to hear from you!

Here at Rainbows Hospice, we support the hospital to home transition for medically stable children & young people, requiring long term ventilation, who might otherwise need to remain on an intensive or high dependency care area through our Long-Term Ventilation and Step-Down Team.

Rainbows Hospice is currently seeking a Band 6 Nurse to join our Long-Term Ventilation and Step-Down Team, providing 1-2-1 care for babies, children and young people who have a range of complex needs including long term ventilation of either a tracheostomy tube (invasive) or via a face mask/nasal cannula (non-invasive). As part of the LTV and Step-Down 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.

Our Benefits

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

  • Established Training programme that will enable you to comply with NMC registration.
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.
  • Bupa Cashback plan.
  • Life Assurance.
  • 27 days holiday.
  • Plus bank holiday allowance but expectation to work bank holidays in this role.
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to occupational health.
  • Opportunity for current NHS pension scheme members to transfer their membership.
  • A contributory pension scheme or Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme.
  • Shift enhancements.
  • Affordable meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

About the role

As a Rainbows Band 6 Nurse you’ll be responsible for providing excellent step-down, and long-term ventilation care and a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment.

Some of the key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Empower families and community care packages to be competent and confident to meet the LTV and nursing care needs of the child or young person in preparation for going home.
  • Lead a team of nurses and care team members on a day-to-day basis in the care of children and young people who have long term ventilation needs who are receiving step down care at Rainbows.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of children and young people with long term ventilation needs.
  • Liaise with the consultants and respiratory teams at the hospital as well as the community teams in planning and providing care for the child or young person.
  • Liaise with other professionals in the hospice, from the discharging hospitals and receiving community teams.
  • Further responsibilities in the role of a Band 6 Nurse LTV at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


As an experienced Band 6 Nurse, you’ll need to be qualified RSCN/RN (Child Branch)/ RNLD/ RGN with post registration experience of working with babies, children, young people and/or adults with long term ventilation needs, and experience teaching junior staff and/or parents clinical skills.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate high standards of clinical care. Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

For further information about this role and the responsibilities please contact Steph Watson, Operational Lead – LTV, on

To apply for the role please follow the link 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 DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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