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Staff Nurse – CHAS at Home, Aberdeen

Children's Hospices Across Scotland
Post date
31 May 2024
Closing date
19 June 2024
£31,138 - £37,812 / annum + 10% shift allowance (pro rata)
37.5 / week
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Experienced Staff Nurse
CHAS at Home – Aberdeen Base
£31,138 – £37,812 + 10% shift allowance (pro rata)
37.5 hours per week (3 x 12.5 hour shifts)
Full Time hours available, happy to discuss part time options.
Closing date: 19th June 2024

‘When Louise took my hand, I knew I would never be alone. The care my son received and the support we had as a family at the toughest time imaginable in our lives was truly a life-line’ – Family member

Are you an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic nurse; passionate about providing family centred, compassionate care? Are you keen to use your experience to support children with life limiting conditions and provide specialist palliative care to children and families?

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! We currently have an opening for an experienced nurse to join our amazing CHAS at Home Team.

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a staff nurse to join our existing CHAS at Home team. With a base in Aberdeen the team works in families’ homes providing the highest level of family centred care to support the needs of babies, children and young people with life shortening conditions and their families.

As an experienced nurse you will be supported with an induction to palliative and end of life care, exploring areas such as advanced communication, symptom management, pain management and development of advanced clinical skills such as PN, PD and ventilation.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a high standard of palliative nursing care to children and young people who have life-shortening conditions, through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans, ensuring that the care provision is adapted to meet the complex needs of the individual.
  • Provide nursing care at end of life and bereavement support including last office procedures, for the child, young person and their family, with support as required.
  • As necessary, provide care for the child, young person and their family in a variety of settings, ensuring the care plan meets the needs of the individual.
  • Collaborate and liaise with a range of professionals to meet the needs of the child, young person and their family taking opportunities to promote and raise awareness of the services provided by CHAS
  • Maintain and accurately updates all written and electronic records in accordance with appropriate legislation and organisational standards.


Working with CHAS provides a unique opportunity to support children and families to make the most of their precious time together; as a team, we make extraordinary things happen every day.

Some of the benefits you can expect to receive from working with CHAS:

  • The opportunity to pay into an existing NHS scheme or membership of local government pension scheme
  • 12 shifts per month in contrast to 13 shifts in NHS for full-time employees
  • Salary increment scale similar to NHS
  • Enhanced pay for unsocial hours and overtime
  • Pay matched to closest current increment with NHS
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (matched to current length of service with NHS up to a 40 days)
  • Ability to provide 1:1 nursing care in a more relaxed and homely environment
  • Opportunities for further learning and development
  • Access to a range of tools to support wellbeing
  • The opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team which includes volunteers
  • Free on-site parking.


If this sounds like you and you would like to be a key part in keeping the joy alive, we would love you to apply! You will find more information about the role and links to apply at

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please email our Senior Charge Nurse

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on 0131 444 3293 or by emailing

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

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