Are you an experienced children’s nurse looking for a leadership opportunity?
We are seeking a Charge Nurse passionate about providing expert, person-centred care for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their families. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – Scotland’s national children’s hospice service.
We currently have a permanent vacancy for a Charge Nurse and a 6-8 month temporary vacancy for a Charge Nurse to join our team at Rachel House in Kinross, one of the two hospices run by CHAS. As a Charge Nurse with CHAS, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled team and to be part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about the work we do.
Would you like to use your nursing and leadership skills to make a real difference?
As a Charge Nurse you will be operationally responsible for the day to day organisation and delivery of palliative nursing care. You will act as a source of clinical expertise, while using your excellent leadership and line management skills to ensure that service and staff development is progressed and the work -load of the Nursing Team is planned and prioritised.
You will be part of a team, working 12.5 hours a week over three days with one week out of four of when you will work 9.5 hours over three days with one day as a 9 hour day. During the 12.5 hour shifts you will predominately work alongside the nursing team supervising the direct care to children. Throughout the four day week you will mostly be involved in the management and administrative tasks. You will participate in an out of hours on-call manager rota,
In creating a home from home environment at Rachel House, you will combine specialist care with making precious memories and moments of joy through play, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and new experiences; ensuring that no matter how short a family’s time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.
Are you interested in developing your career further?
So are we! Through a comprehensive induction programme and excellent opportunities for learning and professional development, we will support you to reach your full potential. You’ll be able to balance work and home life through flexible-rostering and will receive a competitive salary.
You will have many opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with the wider CHAS nursing team, including students and nursing support volunteers.
Qualifications and Experience
It is essential that you have a registered children’s nurse qualification and five years’ relevant post qualifying experience of working with and caring for babies, children or young people with complex nursing needs– which must also include two years’ experience of line management or supervision of others.
Be part of our ambition
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heartbreaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Charge Nurse, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping our future.
To be part of the future of CHAS, apply today by completing an online application at http://www.chas.org.uk/working_for_chas/current_vacancies
Still have questions? Pick up the phone for an informal chat about the position with Libby Gold, Associate Nurse Director at Rachel House, on 01577 865 777 or 07557365833.
Please note this position is subject to a satisfactory PVG certificate.