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Paediatric Community Nurse, band 6

Shooting Star Children's Hospices
Post date
16 September 2021
Closing date
6 October 2021
Guildford, Surrey
£35,803-£40,517 (inc Geographical Allowance)
37.5 hours per week
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a paediatric nurse to join our community team of experienced nurses, delivering care to children and young people with additional health needs at home, supporting in hospital or at our CQC Outstanding rated Guildford based hospice, Christopher’s.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Within this role you will:

  • have the opportunity to work with multi professionals delivering care within the community
  • help shape and build the community service
  • be part of a team aiming to provide a 24/7 service
  • be supported to work as an autonomous practitioner within a supportive team

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have at least 2 years’ experience of children’s nursing.

We can offer opportunities for training and development within the community team and also utilising the skills of other teams within the hospice including;

  • Practice Education Team
  • Symptom Management Team
  • in house Care Team
  • Family Support Team

There will be lots of opportunity for networking and you will share your knowledge and skills as well as learn from other healthcare professionals.

We compare favourably with the NHS pay and conditions and in addition to an enhanced remuneration package and NHS pension we offer free meals in the hospice, subsided staff accommodation in Guildford, free car parking and clinical supervision.

Our commitment to you – we will honour the back dated NHS pay award when agreed ensuring you do not lose this payment

The post will be based at Christopher’s near Guildford but the successful candidate will also need to travel to hospitals covered by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as well as home visits throughout Surrey and West London, therefore being a car owner and driver is essential.

For an informal conversation please contact Phoebe Robinson, Community Lead Nurse on 01483 230960.

Please note that appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

To apply and to access the full job description please visit our website at

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 23.55pm

Interview date: Monday, 18th October 2021

We are pleased to able to start holding our Professional Open Days again and the next one is on 15th October between 13.30-15.30. If you are interested in having a tour of Christopher’s Hospice including a presentation from our care team, please visit the ‘For healthcare professionals’ area on our website.

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