Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Full time or Part time - 22.5 hours per week minimum | £31,500 – 41,700 FTE

Closing date: 19/02/2018
Interview date: 01/03/2018

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Working across the whole EACH geographical area – work base to be determined on appointment.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices Symptom Management Team.  

We are looking for an experienced Children’s Nurse with energy, enthusiasm and commitment to join our innovative and motivated team. We provide advanced level symptom management, care and support to children with life-threatening illnesses and complex health care needs living in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North East and West Essex as part of the EACH Symptom Management Service. This 24/7 service supports children, young people and their families within the regional Managed Clinical Network (MCN) and acts as a point of contact for symptom control and management issues for professionals and teams in health, social care and education services across the statutory and voluntary sectors

You will have a very high standard of clinical and theoretical knowledge in children’s palliative care, with exceptional communication skills together with the ability to make high level clinical and leadership decisions. You will have advanced clinical assessment skills or be willing to work towards this.

Along with an ongoing commitment to education and training, other benefits include generous annual leave and pension package (including the option to continue with an NHS pension if already contributing), subsidised meals, free parking, cycle to work scheme, enhanced maternity leave and a childcare voucher scheme.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please email Dr Linda Maynard on in the first instance.

For more information please contact Human Resources on or 01223 205190 

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  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum

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