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Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
Post date
7 July 2021
Closing date
18 July 2021
£27,191 - £30,059 per annum
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Are you a children’s nurse seeking a new opportunity? We are looking for dynamic Staff Nurses who are 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.
Following internal promotions and the reconfiguration of our services in response to the Pandemic, we have Staff Nurse vacancies at Rachel House, Kinross, one of the two hospices run by CHAS.
As a Staff Nurse within CHAS you will bring valuable experience to the team and be involved in providing specialist palliative care, end-of-life care for children and respite for the whole family. You will have the opportunity to use your current knowledge and develop new skills by working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team, becoming part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about the work they do.

Role Responsibilities

  • provide specialist, person-centred palliative nursing care to children and young people
  • adapt care plans to meet complex needs of each individual
  • provide nursing care at end of life and bereavement support
  • provide emotional and practical support to the child and their family, ensuring contact is maintained between visits and that the wishes of the family are delivered
  • mentor the Nursing Support Worker Team, students and nursing support volunteers
  • participate in quality assurance and practice development activities with the view of achieving the organisational goals and objectives in the CHAS Strategic Plan
  • rotate onto the CHAS homecare service

About You

In order to provide a high standard of nursing care in our hospices, and to help CHAS achieve its objectives, you will have:

  • a registered nurse qualification
  • a degree or evidence of equivalent experience
  • experience of assessing, planning, organising, implementing and evaluating nursing care for children, young people and families
  • experience of working with whole families to provide education and support in managing a child or young person’s condition.

About CHAS

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the devastating news that their child has a life-shortening condition. We aim to offer them care and support to empower them to make the most of the time they have together. As a Staff Nurse, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

Further Information and How to Apply

For more information regarding this post and the benefits of working for CHAS, please see the attached documents.
We welcome informal enquiries, so please contact the Charge Nurse on duty at Rachel House – 01577 865 777.
For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team on 0131 444 3293 or by email to
To be part of the future of CHAS, please click ‘Apply’ at the top of this screen and complete our online application form.
This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

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