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Band 6 Registered Nurse

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
5 July 2022
Closing date
31 July 2022
14a Magdalen Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1RW
£34541 - £41000 per annum pro rata
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Would you like to work with remarkable colleagues and meet extraordinary families while acting as an advocate for Helen & Douglas House and for Children’s Palliative Care? As one of our Registered Nurses or Children’s Nurses you will have the autonomy and support in place to deliver skilled individualised paediatric nursing service to your patients and work in an area where no day is the same as another.

Helen & Douglas House is a registered hospice charity based in Oxford that aspires to become a centre of clinical excellence for providing palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care to life-limited children and their families. We foster a climate where team members feel able to openly question, debate and appropriately challenge their own and the practice of others. The Helen House Care Team is a unique and vibrant blend of nurses and carers, all of whom share an authentic passion for delivering the highest possible standard of care to patients and their families. A wealth of staff training and support underpins the challenging yet rewarding work that our multi-disciplinary team do. You will be caring for patients to a standard you always hoped would be possible.

As a Registered Nurse in a specialist field, you will be providing holistic, family centred and tailored care to meet the needs of each child and their family; by adapting a flexible approach and employing your excellent communication skills you will act as a resource to help empower and advocate for families. Your key objective of optimising quality of care will include promoting partnership working with the family and other healthcare professionals, volunteers and doctors and putting the best interests of the child at the forefront of care by making informed choices regarding end-of-life care. After assessing the needs of children and families you will work to produce joint plans of care that reflect the family’s wishes and aims to reduce and prevent hospital attendances or admissions.

This is a permanent full-time role, although part-time hours will be considered. This role is Rank 3 and attracts an annual salary of £34,541 to £41,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience.

Please note: previous applicants need not apply.

Helen and Douglas House offer the following benefits:

– 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 28 days after 3 years, and 29 days after 5 years of service.

– We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme.

– Eye care voucher scheme.

– Cycle to work scheme.

– Occupational sick pay and maternity pay.

– Enhanced maternity leave and shared paternity leave.

– A flexible working environment.

– Subsidised staff dining facilities.

– Investment in your CPD.

– Employee Assistance Programme.

– Recommend a friend scheme.

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. We are an equal opportunities employer and value the benefits of a diverse workforce. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community.

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