Job opportunity

Staff Nurse


37.5 per week


F.T.E. £28,120 – £33,710 p.a. depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role

Closing date: 5 June 2022

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our clinical team while we are undergoing service transformation and development. We’re investing in a wide range or roles within the clinical team to support our outreach and engagement with children, young people, and families.

We’re looking to recruit enthusiastic and passionate nurses to provide Children & Young People (CYP’s) palliative care as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This is a challenging yet rewarding role and requires dedication and commitment to ensure children and young people are at the centre of care.

You’ll be responsible for:
  • The delivery of high quality, clinical nursing care to children and young people that access our inhouse care.
  • Providing clinical nursing assessment and a broad range of interventions for CYP’s and flexible in meeting the needs of CYP’s with life threatening and life shortening conditions and their families.
  • You’ll also have opportunities to develop your community respite care skills in CYP’s homes.
What the role offers you:
  • A workplace where we strive for excellence everyday and have new workstreams to support transition, palliative care, learning disabilities, patient experience and patient safety.
  • The opportunity to develop skills and contribute to different areas of development.
  • A comprehensive development programme for all staff and inhouse training, supporting staff to achieve clinical skills.

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

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Find out what it's like to work at a children's hospice

About us

We’re a children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

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


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (additional annual leave after 5 & 10 years’ service)
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Apply now

For further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact one of our managers on 01903 871822.

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Meet Staff Nurse, Mike

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