"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

Community Nurses

37.5 hours per week – Part time may be considered

£29,920 to £33,695 dependent on experience

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 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:

Our Nurses are at the heart of the outstanding home-based care we offer to children and young people with life-shortening conditions.  This includes short break respite care and urgent care including end of life support.  We want our nurses to spend quality time with each child and their family so that we provide truly personalised and holistic care and have lots of fun along the way. 

The post will involve working shifts in-house and being part of a service that delivers care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  As a result of this the job will involve working unsocial hours including bank holidays, nights and weekends.

From 1st April 2022 all direct care provision and/or close contact roles at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice require full COVID vaccination as a Condition of Deployment. The role of Community Nurse falls into this category. 

The requirements:

As a Community Nurse you will be expected to be qualified to RN Child with a current NMC registration.  You will have knowledge and skills in technical nursing, with assessment and diagnostics skills. You will have extensive knowledge and expertise in caring for children and young people with life shortening conditions in a variety settings.

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 Judith Bentley, Head of Care, 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] 

Download the job description and person specification here

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Closing date:      5th July 2022

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