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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2022.

Band 5 Nurse

Job Reference: J175-A-21-0739

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Band 5

Role Summary:

To provide a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment. To provide ongoing support to families in the community, in liaison with other involved professionals. To manage the care of children and young people as part of a small team and to ensure team working and continuity of care.

If you can demonstrate experience working with children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with complex care needs and provide a high standard of nursing care in a family led environment, we would like to hear from you.

Benefits of working at Rainbows:

In addition to Agenda for Change pay scales, we offer a range of benefits including:

- NHS pension

- Car parking

- Shift enhancements

- Subsidised freshly cooked meals while on shift

- Access to facilities such as pool and complementary therapy

- Career progression (where applicable)


As a Rainbows Band 5 nurse you’ll be responsible for supporting the Band 6 Shift Coordinator in planning and implementing care for children and young people, with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, within the hospice.

The role will also see you, as a Band 5 Nurse, be responsible for:

- Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care of children and young people in partnership with them and their parents/guardians

- Providing excellent short break, palliative and end of life care at Rainbows in a family centred environment in conjunction with all members of the multi-disciplinary team

- Being part of a home sitting/outreach service in the community for children and young people requiring palliative and end of life care

- Ensuring all procedures are carried out in accordance with local and national policies in force within the Hospice

- Ensuring accurate and contemporaneous record keeping and observe confidentiality of such records at all times

- Taking personal and professional responsibility for administration, storage and return of all medications in accordance with Rainbows’ Policy and the NMC Code of Drug Administration

Further responsibilities in the role of a Band 5 Nurse at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


As a Band 5 Nurse at Rainbows, you'll need to be qualified RSCN/RN (Child Branch)/RNLD/RGN with a minimum six months post registration experience or relevant placement experience or pre nurse training experience. Experience with children and/or young people (0-25 years) with complex needs is also required for the role.

Palliative care experience is desirable, as well as the ability to work within the community. Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate high standards of clinical care are essential. Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

For more information about this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Anne-Marie Rosak (Head of Nursing and Clinical Operations) on 01509 638068

Proof of full COVID vaccination will be required if successful in the role.


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