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Band 6 Registered Nurse

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
17 October 2023
Closing date
19 November 2023
14A Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RW
£38,833 - £47,694 per annum pro rata
30 - 37.5 hours per week
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We would like to invite experienced Nurses to join our vibrant and dynamic Care Team! This is a unique opportunity to be part of something exceptional in this patch of Oxfordshire.

This role will suit you if you have substantial experience in children’s nursing and/or palliative and end-of-life care. If you do not have a children’s nursing qualification but can demonstrate extensive paediatric palliative care experience and expertise, we would welcome your application. Most of all, you will have the passion to deliver holistic patient-centred care as part of a friendly and flexible team. In return, you will be supported in your role by Clinical Leads, a clinical education team, operational management, and medical team.

As a highly competent practitioner you will utilise your expertise by ensuring that practice is continuously under review and that all care given to children and families is based on sound evidence. You will achieve this by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating individualised care using evidence-based guidelines. Your confidence will shine through when working in conjunction with children, families, and colleagues to evaluate innovative practice in the hospice and disseminating those findings.

Our Care Team fosters excellent working relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team, volunteers, and other healthcare providers, and therefore, you will have vast opportunities to learn and grow in your professional role. We envisage a warm and welcoming team incorporating specialist Nurses working alongside volunteers and doctors; evolving, and offering an excellent service for children and young people within the locality, forging strong links with community services.

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.

This is a permanent 30 to 37.5 hour post. This role is Band 6 and attracts an annual salary of £38,833 to £47,694 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience. We run a combination of short and long shifts; early, day, late and night working is required to accommodate a 24/7 service.

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.
  • Reimbursement of NMC Professional Registration fees.
  • 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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