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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Practice Development Nurse – Paediatric

Hours: 37.5 hours p.w.
Salary: £39,880 - £46,100 p.a depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
Closing date: Thursday 29 October

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about helping plan and deliver training to clinical staff at Chestnut Tree House.

The primary focus of this role is around patient safety and risk management.  This is achieved by facilitating the organisational competency framework, encouraging active learning and the transference of skills from underpinning theory to practice.  You will work within the Chestnut Tree House education team in a training and development capacity, role modelling evidence based best practice and competence in clinical skills, encouraging individual enquiry and advocating a personal responsibility for learning.

The successful candidate will have experience of providing care to children and young people within palliative care. You will need to have experience in delivering teaching to small and larger audiences and have experience of competency assessment. You will need to demonstrate strong continuing professional development. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrating innovation in developing and motivating members of the team. Experience in long term ventilation is desirable.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Anna Jones on 01903 871824

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.