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Diana Children’s Nurse

Post date
2 July 2019
Closing date
29 July 2019
£46,150 - £49,447 per annum (pro rata)
37.5 hours per week - full time (part time and job share will be considered)
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Are you a dynamic children’s nurse with the skills, experience and compassion needed to lead and deliver truly exceptional palliative care to babies, children and young people and their families?

CHAS and NHS Highland are looking to build on the success of our existing Diana Nursing partnership and recruit a full time Diana Children’s Nurse to support families across the region.

You will have a high level of ‘hands on’ experience with children and their families as well as supporting and enabling other staff involved in their care. Additionally, it is a role with the opportunity to use your highly specialised background to inform and influence the local, regional and national delivery of palliative care.

You will be employed by CHAS and embedded within the children’s service in Raigmore Hospital or Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). This will allow you to work not only in the hospital, but also within our two hospices and across the NHS Highland region through our CHAS at Home and family support services.

You’ll work across numerous units within Raigmore Hospital or Argyll and Bute HSCP including children’s community nursing teams and specialist nursing teams, therefore the ability to work collaboratively to provide a seamless service to families will be of paramount importance in this role. You’ll be at the heart of making sure families facing the death of their child do so with the very best care and support around them.

This post would be a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make the north of Scotland their base. NHS Highland covers 40% of Scotland’s landmass with the ever growing and bustling city of Inverness as the capital. With dramatic scenery, wildlife and beautiful islands to explore, this post will provide an exciting and rewarding job opportunity in an area that offers everything you could imagine. A job share would also be considered, allowing the two successful candidates to divide the region.

CHAS is a world leader in children’s palliative care and a well-loved Scottish charity making it an inspiring and stimulating place to work – with lots of great benefits including competitive salaries with incremental progression; access to a CHAS or NHS pension scheme; 35 days annual leave increasing to 40 days after five years’ service. A job share would be considered.

Still have questions? Pick up the phone for an informal chat about the position with Libby Gold, Associate Nurse Director – Care or Sue Hogg, Director of Children & Families on 01577 865777 or by phoning the HR Team on 01389 722055.

Please note this position is subject to a satisfactory PVG certificate.

Apply online here.

Interviews will be held on 23 August 2019 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

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