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Deputy Lead Nurse Band 6

Rainbows Hospice
Post date
26 April 2024
Closing date
26 May 2024
Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS
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Rainbows are currently looking for a qualified and experienced Band 6 Deputy Lead Nurse to join are dedicated and supportive care team here at the Hospice in Loughborough. Our Nursing team provide a high standard of care for to babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

If you can demonstrate experience working with babies, children and young people with complex care needs and are passionate about providing a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment, we would like to hear from you.

We are currently seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced Band 6 Deputy Lead Nurse to join our valued members of the clinical care team. As well as leading a small team of Nurses and HCA’s you will join a unique and vibrant team providing symptom management, palliative and end of life care and planned short breaks at the hospice. We offer 1:1 nursing to all babies, children and young people at the hospice. As part of the care 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.

Benefits of working at Rainbows:

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

  • Opportunity for current NHS pension scheme members to transfer their membership
  • Free car parking on site at the Hospice
  • Shift enhancements
  • Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Established Training programme that will enable you to comply with NMC registration.
  • Training and support in palliative care
  • Time to care for patients. Each baby, child and young person has 1:1 care
  • Working within a supportive team which specialist knowledge
  • Bupa healthcare cashback plan
  • Subsidised freshly cooked meals whilst on shift at the Hospice
  • Free access to Health Assured employee assistance programme
  • Wellbeing support and access to Mental Health First Aiders

About the Role

As a Rainbows Band 6 Deputy Lead Nurse you’ll be responsible for line managing a small team of staff and identifying training and development needs through the appraisal process. You will provide shift by shift clinical leadership and act as Shift Co-ordinator as necessary, taking responsibility for decisions made and for the management of staff on shift.

Key Duties Include:

  • Ensure team working principles are in place throughout the shift.
  • Support the Lead Nurse and Head of Hospice and Community Services in their roles and promote the vision, mission and values of the Hospice.
  • Planning and implementing care for children and young people, with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, within the hospice.
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care of children and young people in partnership with them and their parents/guardians
  • Providing excellent short break, palliative and end of life care at Rainbows in a family centred environment in conjunction with all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensuring all procedures are carried out in accordance with local and national policies in force within the Hospice
  • Further responsibilities in the role of a Band 6 Nurse at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


As a Band 6 Deputy lead Nurse at Rainbows, you’ll need to be qualified RSCN/RN (Child Branch)/RNLD/RGN with at least 3 years post registration experience. Experience with children and/or young people (0-25 years) with complex needs is also required for the role.

Palliative care experience is desirable, however specialist training and development opportunities will be provided. Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate high standards of clinical care are essential. Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

For more information about this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Anne-Marie Rosak (Head of Hospice and Community Services) on 01509 638068

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ 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 Disclosure and barring Service Check and pre-employment checks.

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