Clinical Nurse Specialist

Closing Date: 11/02/2022

Salary: £39,916.00 – £46,912.00 pa, dependant on experience
Hours of work: 39 hours per week, with a requirement to work some unsocial hours including evenings, weekends and nights
Contract type: Full time, permanent

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt) by Friday 1 April 2022 to be able to fulfil this role.

Martin House has been caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire for more than 30 years. Every year we care for more than 420 families at our hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. We also support more than 150 bereaved families each year.

We are seeking an exceptional and experienced children’s nurse to join our care team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

You will be based at Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa, providing care across the region, in West, North and East Yorkshire and the Humber. You will work alongside our multidisciplinary care team, including nurses, allied health professionals and doctors.

Hospital in-reach will be central to your role — you will provide expert clinical advice to hospital-based colleagues, reviewing children with palliative care needs admitted to hospital, and facilitating complex hospital discharge.

Working flexibly with children and their families in their own homes, you will provide essential support through the provision of advanced level nursing and specialist palliative care. You will be expected to work over a seven day period, which will include some on call and out of hours work.

Our ideal candidate will be
  • experienced in both palliative and community based care
  • able to teach and assess other members of the team
  • interested in taking a lead role in team development
  • a non-medical prescriber, or enrolled on a V300 course
  • be dedicated, compassionate, work in collaboration, be open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do
  • want to work in a well-established, award winning hospice, working as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the children, young people and their families from the time of their referral through to end of life care
Experience of working with neonates would be a definite advantage. 

Our benefits include
  • 32 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme (alternative stakeholder pension also offered)
  • free parking
  • occupational sick pay, matching NHS terms and conditions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the charity and are seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

Please complete an application form, referring to the job description and person specification or for further information contact Charlotte Walker, Deputy Director of Clinical Services, by email or by telephone on 07958083587.

This advert will close when a suitable applicant is appointed, so please apply as soon as possible.
If you have not heard from us within one week of submission, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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