St Michael’s Hospice has opportunities for registered nurses to pursue a career in palliative care across a variety of ‘challenging and fulfilling roles’ in its in-patient unit, community service and telephone support and advice line.
The team provide skilled hands-on nursing care, palliative care assessment, as well as advice and compassionate support ensuring the holistic needs of people living with advance illnesses are met right up until they die.
“Joining St Michael’s Hospice was a turning point in my career,” said Flossie Mayatt, Interim Community Nursing Team Leader.
“With such a supportive team behind me, my knowledge, skills and confidence have thrived. I am able to be the Registered Nurse I always hoped to be.
“Palliative care has become a vital component of any nursing setting now, be that in acute, community or nursing homes. To work somewhere with specialist palliative care at its heart is very special indeed. In some settings you can feel like a jack-of-all-trades, so to specialise and focus my knowledge and skills has been really exciting for me,” says Flossie.
“It is an honour to provide the quality of care we can here. The resources and services available to our patients are so complete you really see the difference you are making every day—it’s an incredibly rewarding role.
“What I loved most about being an RN within specialist palliative care is it is not just about tasks—it is very person-focused, and I’ve been able to help arrange weddings and film nights, and spend time with a patient writing down their beloved recipes to pass down to the family. I’ve even snake-proofed a room.
“With the support and encouragement of my line manager and the extended leadership team, I have been able to progress my career from a Registered Nurse into Ward Management, and I’m currently undertaking a secondment as Nursing Lead for the Community which is a really exciting opportunity for me,” Flossie explained.
Caroline White, St Michael’s Hospice Director of Organisational Development, says: “We offer a supportive and inclusive work environment and have recently reviewed our employee pay and benefits package to ensure it supports the wellbeing of all our employees.”
To find out more information about the Hospice’s available Clinical roles and their benefits package, visit their jobs website www.stmichaelshospice-jobs.co.uk or call their HR team on 01424 457970.