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Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
Post date
19 August 2019
Closing date
1 September 2019
£27,191 - £30,059 per annum
37.5 hours per week
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Are you a children’s nurse seeking a new opportunity?

We are looking for Staff Nurses 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 expansion of our services, we have Staff Nurse vacancies at Rachel House, Kinross, one of the two hospices run by CHAS. As a Staff Nurse with CHAS you will be involved in providing specialist palliative care and respite for the whole family. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled team and to be part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about the work we do.

Role Responsibilities

Provide specialist, person-centred palliative nursing care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans.
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 care 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.

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 heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short 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.

For an informal chat about the position with the Charge Nurse on duty at Rachel House, please call 01577 865 777.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team on 0131 444 3296 or by email to

To be part of the future of CHAS, please follow the link below and complete our online application form:

This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

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