NL15143 - Charlie House Community Childrens Nurse

NHS Grampian

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 6 children's nurse to join our Community Children's Nurse Team, as the first Charlie House Community Children's Nurse. You will be based within the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and be involved in assessing and providing care throughout NHS Grampian at home or 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 provide leadership and support for junior members of the Charlie House team, as it develops. As a team we are committed to delivering high quality care and are looking to recruit staff that are able to demonstrate the same enthusiasm to help us develop our service further. Car driver/owner is 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 children and young with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families. Charlie House supports these families through its Saturday Club, a chance for these special children 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 zipwiring, rock climbing and sailing. Charlie House will soon be launching a capital appeal to raise the necessary funds to open a specialist care facility for planned and emergency respite, day activities and end of life care. As the first Charlie House Community Nurse, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape 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

To view the Job Description in full please click on the following link: NL15143.pdf

Informal enquires are encouraged to caroline Reid - Team Leader - 01224 551829 -

Closing date: Wednesday 26th October

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