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Staff Nurse, CHAS

Post date
28 May 2019
Closing date
4 June 2019
£27,191 - £30,059 per annum
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Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Are you a children’s nurse seeking a new opportunity? We are looking for a Staff Nurse 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 a Staff Nurse vacancy 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.

Would you like to use your nursing skills to make a real difference?

As a Staff Nurse, you will provide specialist, person-centred palliative nursing care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans, and by adapting care plans as appropriate, to meet the complex needs of the children using the hospice. In creating a home from home environment at Rachel House, you will combine specialist care with making precious memories and moments of joy through play, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and new experiences; ensuring that no matter how short a family’s time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.

Are you interested in developing your career further?

So are we! Through a comprehensive induction programme and excellent opportunities for learning and professional development, we will support you to reach your full potential. You’ll be able to balance work and home life through flexible-rostering and will receive a competitive salary.

You will have many opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with the wider CHAS nursing team, including student and care support volunteers, and will also be able to develop your experience through working with our CHAS at Home team.

Qualifications and Experience

A registered children’s nurse qualification is desirable, as well as one year’s relevant post qualifying experience of working with and caring for babies, children or young people with complex nursing needs.

Be part of our ambition

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heartbreaking 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.

More information about the position can be found here.

Still have questions? Pick up the phone for an informal chat about the position with one of our Charge Nurses on duty at Rachel House, on 01577 865 777.

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

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

Closing Date: 04 June 2019

Interview Date: 17 June 2019

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