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Children's Community Nurse -Palliative care

Band 7

Main area
Community Children's Nursing (palliative)
Band 7
31 hours per week
Job ref
Musgrove Park Hospital
£31,383 - £41,373 per annum
22/02/2018 23:59

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to become the lead Palliative care Nurse and  join our team working across West and central Somerset in the community from our base at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Within the palliative care role you will manage the COMPASS service, holding a caseload of children with life limiting diseases. You will also provide day to day leadership of junior staff as well as represent the service in multi agency and strategic work. You will also be expected to lead and/or support on episodes of terminal care, manage rotas for on-call and support consultants in symptom control as well as working with other agencies to ensure the family are well supported in this final journey for their child, As part of the wider community service you will also occasionally hold a bleep for our home care team.

As a band 7 you will drive the service forward as well as supporting the lead nurse in running the wider children's community nursing service. Past experience of children with complex needs is essential and a background of leadership and counselling skills will be helpful. The role will also closely link with Yeovil District general Hospital to support the palliative care nurse there.   

In addition to the requirements stated above ideally you will have a community children's nursing degree or extensive experience as a paediatric nurse. Mentorship, or teaching courses will also be useful. Experience of children with complex needs is invaluable and ideally with a formal palliative care qualification or extensive experience.

A clean driving licence is essential as well as access to a vehicle.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Andre Clinchant, 01823 344693