Children's Nurse

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

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Job summary

At Zoe's Place, we support children and their families to live life to its fullest.

Essentially, we are there to ensure parents can take a short break, which allows them to have the respite they need to recharge. During this time, we care for their child and give them everything they need to make their stay comfortable.

If you'd like to become part of our team and help make a difference - apply today!

We are looking for a Children's Nurse to deliver 1 on 1 care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Within the role, you'll also perform and administer clinical tasks, get involved in day-to-day play therapy, and help to organise activities and trips out.

If you are a registered nurse, are a good communicator, have attention to detail, and have an outgoing personality, we'd love you to apply!

Main duties of the job

To use an individualised approach to care of the child and family, developing programmes in partnership with other professionals.

To ensure the safe administration and storage of all medications.

To ensure the maintenance of confidentiality including accurate and timely records.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the children in partnership with the families.

To be involved in the assessment of staff competence and in the training and mentoring of staff.

To adhere to Zoes Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards at all times and to promote these to others.

To maintain NMC professional registration and be responsible for your own professional development in accordance with NMC guidelines.

To participate in mandatory Clinical supervision as directed by the Head of Care and to take responsibility for the supervision of the support workers and nursery nurses within the team.

To be aware of the child protection procedures and policy within Zoës Place baby hospice, to attend all safeguarding training and to adhere to the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) Procedures at all times.

To be able to support the user and the family at the time of death, respecting an individuals beliefs, community, culture and religion.

To participate with the on call rota within the hospice.

About us

Zoes Place Baby Hospice provides 24 hour respite, nursing care and end of life care, for babies and children up to the age of five with life-limiting and life threatening complex needs. We require childrens nurses to work as part of a team providing specialised respite and palliative care, advice and support and to facilitate high quality, individualised care in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team. The role also requires the post holder to maintain and monitor practices, standards of nursing care and staff development.

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,265.13 to £33,454.40 a year Aditional enhanced pay for nights and weekends

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

B0035-23-0011

Job locations

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

High Street

Normanby

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS6 9DA


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To actively encourage a family atmosphere within Zoes Place Baby Hospice
  • To use an individualised approach to care of the child and family, developing programmes in partnership with other professionals.

  • To ensure the safe administration and storage of all medications.
  • To ensure the maintenance of confidentiality including accurate and timely records.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the children in partnership with the families.
  • To be involved in the assessment of staff competence and in the training and mentoring of staff.
  • To use evidence to underpin practice.
  • To adhere to Zoes Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards at all times and to promote these to others.
  • To maintain NMC professional registration and be responsible for your own professional development in accordance with NMC guidelines.
  • Adopt the role of link worker/ primary nurse as required by Zoes Place Hospice.
  • Take advantage of training opportunities to further develop your skills to enhance your role within Zoes Place including all mandatory training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in an annual appraisal and regular reviews of performance and objectives, identifying gaps in knowledge/skills and developing a plan to enhance service and self development.
  • To encourage and promote the philosophy of Zoes Place and present a good public image, to co-operate with all staff in maintaining good relationships with outside agencies in order to uphold the charitys image and to win increased support for its work.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with all members of the team and to develop excellent relationships with community teams.
  • To participate in mandatory Clinical supervision as directed by the Head of Care and to take responsibility for the supervision of the support workers and nursery nurses within the team.
  • To attend staff meetings and participate in other meetings as appropriate.
  • To undertake risk assessment and management to ensure that staff, families, children and visitors are safe.
  • To be aware of the child protection procedures and policy within Zoës Place baby hospice, to attend all safeguarding training and to adhere to the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) Procedures at all times.
  • To participate in the induction of new staff to Zoes Place.
  • To mentor, supervise and support student nurses during their placement at Zoes Place.
  • To be able to carry out effective complaint, accident and incident reporting.
  • To play an active part in the Clinical Governance framework within the hospice.
  • To be aware of the Infection Prevention and Control policies and work in accordance with IPC procedures at all times.
  • To promote the speciality of palliative care and evidence based practices and develop the service within the sphere of responsibility.
  • To be able to support the user and the family at the time of death, respecting an individuals beliefs, community, culture and religion.
  • To be aware of, and responsive to, the changing nature of the Trust and adopt a flexible and pro-active approach to work.

  • To participate with the on call rota within the hospice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To actively encourage a family atmosphere within Zoes Place Baby Hospice
  • To use an individualised approach to care of the child and family, developing programmes in partnership with other professionals.

  • To ensure the safe administration and storage of all medications.
  • To ensure the maintenance of confidentiality including accurate and timely records.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the children in partnership with the families.
  • To be involved in the assessment of staff competence and in the training and mentoring of staff.
  • To use evidence to underpin practice.
  • To adhere to Zoes Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards at all times and to promote these to others.
  • To maintain NMC professional registration and be responsible for your own professional development in accordance with NMC guidelines.
  • Adopt the role of link worker/ primary nurse as required by Zoes Place Hospice.
  • Take advantage of training opportunities to further develop your skills to enhance your role within Zoes Place including all mandatory training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in an annual appraisal and regular reviews of performance and objectives, identifying gaps in knowledge/skills and developing a plan to enhance service and self development.
  • To encourage and promote the philosophy of Zoes Place and present a good public image, to co-operate with all staff in maintaining good relationships with outside agencies in order to uphold the charitys image and to win increased support for its work.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with all members of the team and to develop excellent relationships with community teams.
  • To participate in mandatory Clinical supervision as directed by the Head of Care and to take responsibility for the supervision of the support workers and nursery nurses within the team.
  • To attend staff meetings and participate in other meetings as appropriate.
  • To undertake risk assessment and management to ensure that staff, families, children and visitors are safe.
  • To be aware of the child protection procedures and policy within Zoës Place baby hospice, to attend all safeguarding training and to adhere to the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) Procedures at all times.
  • To participate in the induction of new staff to Zoes Place.
  • To mentor, supervise and support student nurses during their placement at Zoes Place.
  • To be able to carry out effective complaint, accident and incident reporting.
  • To play an active part in the Clinical Governance framework within the hospice.
  • To be aware of the Infection Prevention and Control policies and work in accordance with IPC procedures at all times.
  • To promote the speciality of palliative care and evidence based practices and develop the service within the sphere of responsibility.
  • To be able to support the user and the family at the time of death, respecting an individuals beliefs, community, culture and religion.
  • To be aware of, and responsive to, the changing nature of the Trust and adopt a flexible and pro-active approach to work.

  • To participate with the on call rota within the hospice.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC code of professional practice
  • Awareness of child protection
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Current clinical practitioner
  • Awareness of the skills interactions and models that underpin effective communication with children who have life limiting/life threatening conditions and their families
  • Knows the principles of caring for children with palliative care or bereavement needs
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent use of the English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication

Desirable

  • Experience as nurse in charge of shift
  • Experience of paediatric palliative care
  • Experience working for a voluntary organisation
  • Experience of supporting families who have experienced loss or bereavement
  • Understanding the work of a baby/ childrens hospice
  • Experience of working with children with complex care needs

Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to provide holistic care
  • Flexible and able to use your own initiative
  • Ability to take responsibility for adopting best practice in the implementation of individualised care plans
  • Team management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/tolerate stress within themselves and others
  • Ability to work shifts including nights and weekends
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability and willingness to work towards full competence in clinical skills

Desirable

  • Counselling skills
  • Mentoring skills
  • Ability to facilitate the development of others
  • Ability to manage difficult situations

Qualifications

Essential

  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Current NMC registration

Desirable

  • RSCN with a minimum of 1 years post qualification experience in a paediatric setting or RGN/LD Nurse with a minimum of 5 years experience working with children with complex care needs and/or life limiting illness.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC code of professional practice
  • Awareness of child protection
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Current clinical practitioner
  • Awareness of the skills interactions and models that underpin effective communication with children who have life limiting/life threatening conditions and their families
  • Knows the principles of caring for children with palliative care or bereavement needs
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent use of the English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication

Desirable

  • Experience as nurse in charge of shift
  • Experience of paediatric palliative care
  • Experience working for a voluntary organisation
  • Experience of supporting families who have experienced loss or bereavement
  • Understanding the work of a baby/ childrens hospice
  • Experience of working with children with complex care needs

Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to provide holistic care
  • Flexible and able to use your own initiative
  • Ability to take responsibility for adopting best practice in the implementation of individualised care plans
  • Team management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/tolerate stress within themselves and others
  • Ability to work shifts including nights and weekends
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability and willingness to work towards full competence in clinical skills

Desirable

  • Counselling skills
  • Mentoring skills
  • Ability to facilitate the development of others
  • Ability to manage difficult situations

Qualifications

Essential

  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Current NMC registration

Desirable

  • RSCN with a minimum of 1 years post qualification experience in a paediatric setting or RGN/LD Nurse with a minimum of 5 years experience working with children with complex care needs and/or life limiting illness.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Address

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

High Street

Normanby

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS6 9DA


Employer's website

https://www.zoes-place.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Address

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

High Street

Normanby

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS6 9DA


Employer's website

https://www.zoes-place.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Care

Bethany Hill

beth.hill@zoes-place.org.uk

01642457985

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,265.13 to £33,454.40 a year Aditional enhanced pay for nights and weekends

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

B0035-23-0011

Job locations

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

High Street

Normanby

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS6 9DA


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