Community Children’s Nurse (Charlie House)

Band 6 £27,635 – £37,010 per annum, Full-time 37.5 hours per week (part-time or job share considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 6 Children’s Nurse to join our Community Children’s Nurse Team, as the Charlie House Community Children’s Nurse. This is a NHS post which is funded by a local charity Charlie House. You will be based within the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and be involved in assessing and providing care throughout NHS Grampian in the community setting.

You will care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, including complex care and palliative care. We have robust links with hospital and the community multidisciplinary health services and with education and social care. The successful candidate will be able to work well in a team but also autonomously and would be supported by the Band 7 Team Leader. The Band 6 role will work alongside Charlie House Community Team, continuing further development.  As a team we are committed to delivering high quality care and are looking to recruit staff that can demonstrate the same enthusiasm to help us develop our service further. Car driver/owner essential. We fully support staff in development and training.

What is Charlie House? Charlie House is a small, locally based charity providing help and support to babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families. Charlie House support these families through its Activities Club, providing opportunities to try out new exciting activities, and for the whole family to make friends and gain support.

Their annual activity holiday to Kielder Forest and Water Park allows families to relax and unwind, and for the children to try out activities they wouldn’t get to anywhere else, such as zip wiring, rock climbing and sailing. The Children and Family Support Manager will work closely with the Community Team to offer as full and varied a support system as possible.

Charlie House still have a dream to open a specialist care facility for planned and emergency respite, day activities and end of life care. As the Charlie House Community Nurse, you will have the unique opportunity to help develop the Charlie House Community Team from day one; working with both NHS Grampian and the charity to provide practical and emotional support to these special families.

To find out more about Charlie House, visit their website www.charliehouse.org.uk Informal enquiries are encouraged to Joanna Taylor, Team Leader on 01224 551829 or e-mail joanna.taylor11@nhs.net

To apply please visit www.nhsgrampian.org/jobs and search for Ref No PM21107. Closing date 12th September 2018.