St Clare Hospice to host a recruitment fair this month
Charity / Sun 9th Jan 2022 at 08:16am
WEST Essex and East Hertfordshire charity, St Clare Hospice, is opening its doors to prospective staff on Monday 24th January. The Hospice is looking to expand its award-winning teams and has a variety of roles available. On the day, people will be able to find out more about the clinical and administrative positions available, and find out what it is like working at St Clare Hospice.
The Hospice is expanding its clinical teams in order to meet rising demand for its specialist care in West Essex and East Hertfordshire. The national shortage of 10% too few nurses in the UK, in addition to a 25% increase on the number of nurses leaving the sector compared with last year, has meant that the Hospice has had to think differently about how it recruits people to new positions to expand its teams.
Carolanne Brannan, Director of Patient Care at St Clare Hospice, said: “Our specialist care requires skilled practitioners to deliver it. We know that the healthcare sector across the UK is facing challenges recruiting and retaining staff. This is why we are taking a new, ‘grow our own’ approach to staff recruitment. We want to attract both eager to learn, and experienced, clinicians and support their professional development to become experts in their field.”
One such example is a recent addition to the hospice’s community team, Jack Squires. Jack was formerly a paramedic and has joined St Clare Hospice in a new Specialist Paramedic role. St Clare Hospice is one of very few hospices in the UK to employ a paramedic as part of its clinical team. In this role, Jack is using his skills and experience as an autonomous clinician to make sure patients are referred to the right services, recommend medication usage and support people who are at the end of their life in their own homes.
“St Clare Hospice is a unique place to work. I can tell that my colleagues really care when they are dealing with patients. It’s the patient-centred care that is at the heart of everything. It’s such a natural fit for me and I already feel as though I’m well and truly part of the furniture! I can honestly say that everyone at the hospice, not just the clinical team, have been so welcoming.”
Jack explains that for him, it was the perfect opportunity for him to progress in his career. “For some paramedics and other allied health professionals palliative care may not be on the career agenda. But St Clare Hospice has offered me opportunities to progress in my role. The role also makes use of my already acquired clinical skills and ability to work autonomously. I would recommend the palliative care sector as one of the most rewarding, job satisfying and evolving sectors of healthcare to work in.”
Carolanne adds: “Our Recruitment Fair is the first opportunity we’ve had recently to open our doors to local professionals and showcase our services and the dedicated staff we have delivering them. Whether you are actively seeking a new role, or looking to find out more about what a hospice does and what it is like working in one, you will be welcome on the day.”
For those who aren’t able to make it on the day, St Clare Hospice is also holding a Virtual Recruitment Fair on the same day, from 5-6pm. Attendees will get the chance to talk to our HR team and find out more about the different roles available. They’ll also be able to speak with Hospice staff and managers and ask questions about the roles.
For more information about the Recruitment Fair, or jobs at St Clare Hospice, please contact: Tunde Sowunmi on 01279 773744 or email: [email protected]
To book a place at the Recruitment Fair, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recruitment-fair-tickets-228003182657
To book a place at the Virtual Recruitment Fair, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-recruitment-fair-tickets-228007946907
For more information about roles currently available at the Hospice, visit: stclarehospice.org.uk/jobs
What time is the recruitment fair on 24th please ?