Location: Christopher’s, Guildford
Salary:  £26,629.06 – £32,739.27 plus unsocial payments (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 24 October 2019

About the role

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a CQC Outstanding rated charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families across West London and Surrey. We currently have a fixed term vacancy for a compassionate Paediatric Nurse based at Christopher’s, our Guildford Hospice to cover maternity leave.

As a Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Nurse you will have the opportunity to be the nurse you’ve always wanted to be, spending quality time with each child to allow you to provide holistic, personalised care. Many of our children and young people have very complex health needs enabling you to develop your clinical skills – especially in the area of technology dependency e.g. Long Term Ventilation.

Along with providing hands on clinical care there is also time for lots of fun – swimming in our hydrotherapy pool, facilitating arts and crafts, going on outings or helping children to relax in our multi-sensory room.

What is it like to work as a paediatric nurse at a children’s hospice?

To hear more about what it is like to work as a Nurse for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, hear what Sharon, one of our lead nurses, has to say:

As well as using your current skill set to ensure children receive a first class care service, our Practice Education Team will tailor a bespoke programme of support for you and develop your competencies in the latest procedures within palliative care.

We offer a competitive remuneration package with additional unsocial hours payments. You can continue your NHS pension contributions or join our Stakeholder Pension Scheme and we offer free onsite staff parking. We also have subsidised accommodation in central Guildford to support relocation.

You will be expected to participate in a rota to cover 24/7 365 days a year, working a reasonable share of weekends and public holidays.

If you are one year post qualification or newly qualified and have had a third year placement in a hospice setting this could also be the perfect job for you.

Get in touch

What are you waiting for? Give us a call so that we can tell you all about our exciting services, or to arrange an informal visit call Sharon Jones or Sharon Powley, Lead Nurses at Christopher’s on 01483 230960.

Please note that appointment will be conditional subject to enhanced DBS clearance, Occupational Health clearance and satisfactory references

Click here to view the paediatric nurse Job Description

Click here to view our Benefits Information

You can view our latest CQC report here.

Closing Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019

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