Lead Nurse Children & Young Peoples Service

Contract: 37.5 hours per week,
Salary: Band 8a
Location: Little Havens, Daws Heath Road, Benfleet SS7 2LH
Closing Date: Mar 13, 2022

A post has become available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic lead nurse to join our children and Young Peoples service at Little Havens Children’s Hospice, part of the Havens Hospices Charity.

This post is for a dedicated senior nurse who is passionate about providing and developing excellent services for children and young people who have life limited lives aged 0 – 25 years across Essex.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a developed understanding of children’s hospice care and the requirements of children who have special education needs and the needs of children and young people who are at the end of their life.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the nursing teams caring for children and young people within the CYP service, both in the hospice and in the community.  As the lead nurse, you will be accountable for coordinating safe, high quality, evidence-based care to improve the experience for children, young people and their carers by providing strong professional leadership and line management to clinical staff.

You will work closely with the Head of Children and Young Peoples services to develop the service and increase capacity by developing innovative services that are responsive to  the needs of the children, young people and families we care for.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Katie White kwhite@havesnhosices.org.uk  Mob: 07814932778

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

In conjunction with the Head of Children’s Services and other senior team members, co-ordinate, develop and manage the CYP service in line with the hospice strategic and operational plans.

  • Responsible for leading the efficient and effective running of the clinical service including safety, governance, education and training
  • Provide operational leadership and management support to the integrated Children & Young Peoples team which includes in patient and Hospice at home clinical teams
  • Run effective, caring, responsive, safe and well lead services
  • Lead and be responsible for high quality patient experience

Key benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)