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Children’s Nurse

Children’s Nurse

  • Permanent, Full-time
  • OX4 1RW

We are excited to be recruiting for another senior children’s nurse at Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospice to be part of a forward-thinking team of Doctors, Nurses and Care Team Members. Do you enjoy delivering high quality individualised care to your patients and working in an area where no one day is the same as another? This might just be the job you’re looking for.

Department: Helen House Care Team
Job Type: Permanent
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Band 6 (£30,401 – £37,267) per year, depending on experience
Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 28th July 2019
View the full job description

The Helen House Care Team is a unique and vibrant blend of nurses and carers, some with experience of palliative care and acute settings and some from a learning disability background, all of whom share a passion for delivering the highest possible standard of care to patients and their families.

A wealth of staff training and support underpins the challenging and rewarding work we do. Working in this team will change your life. You will be able to care for patients to a standard you always hoped would be possible.

The Role: 

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced children’s nurse with vision to join our multi-disciplinary team caring for children who have life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. This is a leadership role where you will be expected to manage shifts and to support and manage more junior staff. Experience of caring for children with multiple and complex needs would be beneficial, but not essential.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Registered Children’s Nurse with current NMC registration (Level 1).
  • Show evidence of on-going continuing professional development linked to demonstrable clinical competencies.
  • Have demonstrable post-registration experience of working with children in a variety of settings.
  • Show experience of working on own initiative; organising and prioritising own and workload of others as shift co-ordinator (delegation of tasks, setting and monitoring standards, motivating, giving feedback).
  • Be a skilled communicator, able to adapt communications with a wide range of people and situations.
  • Have the ability to cope with pressure and to adapt to emergencies or altered requirements.
  • Have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of children with life-limiting conditions. 

We are able to offer the following benefits:

  • Attractive working environment.
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years).
  • We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme. Membership to the NHS pension scheme is available to employees who have contributed to the NHS pension scheme in the previous 12 months.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Cycle scheme.
  • Occupational sick pay and maternity pay.
  • A flexible working environment.
  • Subsidised staff dining facilities.
  • Investment in your CPD.
  • Embedded staff support.

What Next?

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions about the role please e-mail recruitment@helenanddouglas.org.uk or call the People Resourcing Team on 01865 794749. If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or a tour of the hospice, please get in touch and we can arrange this with the Helen House team. For any internal candidates interested in applying, please contact your Team Leader initially for an informal discussion.

Please complete the application process through the Helen & Douglas House website, unfortunately, we cannot accept any CV’s by email or via other websites/Job boards. Please note the deadline is midnight on Sunday 27th July. 

Please note, everyone working at Helen & Douglas House is required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, is the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children, and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.