"It’s a privilege to be able to care for the children who come to Bluebell Wood, who all have very individual needs. It’s lovely to be able to fill a child’s day with fun and laughter, where possible."

Sue Fidment, Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist

£47,181 (FTE)

37.5 hours per week

Are you a children’s registered nurse committed to the delivery of children’s palliative care?

We are expanding our team and have exciting opportunities for you to join us in meeting the needs of children, young people and families. A career at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is an incredibly rewarding one as you are able to make a real difference to the lives of children living with life limiting conditions. Everyone works together, supporting each other, to ensure that we seize every opportunity to create memories to treasure for every child and their family.

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered children’s nurse with experience in palliative care and symptom control to join our established team, working both within the community and in the hospice. The successful applicant will be or working towards being an independent non- medical prescriber to ensure complex symptom management can be delivered to children and young people.

The role requires flexibility to cover a 24 hour on call rota.

From 1st April 2022 all direct care provision and/or close contact roles at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice require full vaccination against Covid-19 as a Condition of Deployment.  Your role as Clinical Nurse Specialist falls into this category. 

The requirements:

To fulfil the role effectively you will be enthusiastic with a commitment to developing the knowledge and skills not only of yourself but other care staff and agencies we work in partnership with.

You will have a high level of clinical expertise to provide specialist advice and support to children and their families with palliative care needs. You will be required to work both autonomously and as part of the team.

You will have a flexible approach to work showing dedication to developing the service both within the hospice and in the community ensuring that our children, young people and their families are at the centre of the care provided.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform
  • Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card
  • Eligible for The Company Shop

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Kirsty Quibell, Quality and Education Lead, by emailing [email protected]

Please download the job description and person specification below for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, click the link to apply through NHS Jobs. Alternatively, please download and complete the application form below and return it to [email protected] 

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Closing date:      Open Ended

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