Salary: £29385 - £40517p/a
We have a fantastic opportunity for Registered Nurses to join a leading children's hospice charity in Band 5 or 6 equivalent positions. Rated Outstanding by the CQC, this Guildford-based hospice works closely with local NHS Trusts to provide excellent and compassionate holistic care and support to babies, children and young people with complex and life-limiting conditions and their families in the Surrey/London area.
We are looking for an individual who can work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and in close collaboration with a network of healthcare professionals to provide exceptional care and support to those who need it most, and who will take an active role in the education, training and professional development of themselves and other team members, including volunteers.
Full-time, part-time or bank shift hours available, this position would suit nurses who are committed to optimising the quality of life of children and young people with life-limiting conditions while developing their clinical skills in palliative and complex care.
The hospice will provide bespoke support and clinical supervision for your continual training and professional development and offers an Employee Assistance Programme to support your mental and emotional health and wellbeing in the meantime. In addition to providing hands-on bedside care, you will have opportunities to oversee enrichment activities such as hydrotherapy, arts and crafts sessions, and use of the therapeutic sensory room.
In comparison to NHS pay and conditions, the hospice offers an enhanced earnings and pension scheme (with recognition of your existing NHS pension) and flexible working arrangements to suit your circumstances. Annual leave is supplemented with 2-week's paid sabbatical leave at 5-, 10- and 15-years' service, and generous sick, maternity/paternity/adoption and parental bereavement leave pay packages are available. The site itself offers free car parking and free meals on-duty, with subsidised staff accommodation located in Guildford for those looking to relocate to a vibrant, historic town within easy reach of both London and the southern coast.
RSCN/RN child, or RGN or RNLD
Excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge and recent experience working with children and their families to provide care based on their individual needs.
Resilience and the ability to show compassion, empathy, and consideration to others.
Knowledge of recent initiatives, current legislation, and guidance in paediatric health and social care.
Excellent communication, both written and oral, and experience of multi-disciplinary team working.
Planning and organisational skills, with experience of resource management and prioritisation of workload in response to changing demands.
Basic IT skills.
Mentorship, teaching and/or supervisory skills, such as but not requiring any mentorship qualifications.
Desirable but not essential:
Demonstrated understanding of the principles and philosophy of palliative care and life-limiting conditions, such as but not requiring any specialised related qualifications.
Experience caring for children with complex healthcare needs or on long-term ventilation.
Experience working with children with physical or learning disabilities.
Knowledge of grief and bereavement management.
Risk assessment skills.