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Registered Nurse – Development post in Palliative Care

St Barnabas Hospices
Post date
22 September 2023
Closing date
12 October 2023
Chestnut Tree House, Arundel
£28,660 - £35,690 per annum depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
37.5 hours per week (part-time considered)
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Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

We are thrilled to present an exciting new job opportunity at Chestnut Tree House Hospice. Join our dedicated team as we embark on a thrilling new development post, tailor-made for nurses seeking to expand their skill set in the rewarding field of palliative care and symptom management. As a registered children’s, adult or learning disability nurse at Chestnut Tree House Hospice, you will have the chance to grow both personally and professionally, all while providing compassion, comfort, and exceptional care to our children and their families. If you possess enthusiasm, a strong sense of empathy, and an unyielding commitment to enhancing the quality of life for those in need, making memories, ‘adding life to shortened years’ we encourage you to become part of our remarkable team today. Together, let’s make a lasting impact in the lives of those who need it most.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and passionate nurses to provide Children / Young People (CYP’s) palliative care as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working in Chestnut Tree care team. Children’s palliative care involves delivering short respite breaks aimed at having fun and living well with life limited conditions as well as end of life care.

We have a mixture of adult, learning disability and paediatric nurses working in the inhouse team, we also welcome newly qualified nurses. You do not need to have experience of working in palliative care or paediatrics as Chestnut tree hospice offers a comprehensive development and preceptorship programme along with inhouse training which can be delivered to support staff to achieve clinical skills. This development most will enable you to enrol on university accredited modules focussed around palliative and end of life care.

We are striving for excellence and have new workstreams to support transition, palliative care, learning disabilities, patient experience and patient safety. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their palliative care skills and enrol on supporting modules such as ‘symptom management’.

Benefits Include: Company pension scheme or NHS pension scheme for eligible employees, 27 days annual leave (increasing after each year of continuous service, up to 30 days) + bank holidays, On-site education support and study leave opportunities, Option to access Health Shield and cover your everyday cost of healthcare for less, Corporate rate gym membership, discounts with local complementary therapies and Blue Light Card.

For further information speak to the End of Life Care Lead on 01903 871802

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

Closing date: 12 October 2023

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please visit our website for a job description and application form. Alternatively, you can contact the HR department or collect one from one of our many charity shops.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

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