Paediatric Team Nurse - Wiltshire

Based in Devizes and working across Wiltshire

Closing: 31 December Salary: £31,983 per annum + £3,000 paediatric uplift (full-time rate). Relocation support may be available. Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 35 full-time (part-time may be considered – with a minimum of 25 hours per week)

Job Description

ALL NURSING POSITIONS REQUIRE RSCN/RN (Child Branch) – diploma or degree.

We are seeking a Team Nurse to work in our Devizes hospice and in the Wiltshire community.  You will conduct sessions with groups of our children, and in addition provide respite care for the children in their own homes across Wiltshire. 

“When one of our mums turned to me and said ‘I don’t know how we’d have got through this without you’, the sense of fulfilment was overwhelming.”   The words of one nurse sum up so much about what makes these roles so rewarding. Yes, you’re there to care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, both in our hospices and in their homes. But you’re also there for the family, giving them the kind of support that they will remember for the rest of their lives.   But don’t for a moment think that nursing here is about hand-holding. Far from it. There’s the chance to put your clinical skills to work in a wide range of different situations. There’s also the opportunity to broaden those skills with ongoing training and development.

Your role:

-  Assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care to meet individual client needs, in conjunction with Senior Team Nurses and Lead Nurses. 

-  Day-to-day management of the client base, including the deployment, supervision and teaching of Care Team members. To be part of the on-call rota providing telephone support for care staff and families. 

-  Take a proactive role in the education and development of staff. 

-  Liaise with the Julia’s House Care Team and with statutory and voluntary agencies involved with Julia’s House clients care.

The successful candidate will have experience of caring for sick children in their own environment.  You will have the ability to work both in a team and independently or with minimal supervision and you will line manage a team of carers. 

A full driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes are esential.  

Flexibility will be required to cover days, evenings, weekends and occasional overnights. There are no set hours for contracted staff, our care is provided at the times requested by our families and is therefore variable. Rotas are prepared 6 weeks in advance.

Members of the NHS Pension Scheme may retain membership on joining Julia's House.

A relocation package may also be available to new staff.


To apply for this job, download and complete the application form below and email it to hr@juliashouse.org or post to HR Department, Julia’s House, Barclays House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole,  BH15  2BB.  Please note we cannot consider CVs on their own but you are welcome to include a CV with your completed application form. For enquiries please call 01202 644220.  

All staff appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. 

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