Nurses are being invited to come along to St Giles Hospice to find out how they can make a real difference to people’s lives every day.
St Giles, which has just been awarded an “outstanding” rating by the Care Quality Commission, is hosting a nurse recruitment event at its Whittington hospice on Monday 3rd February between 1-7pm and nurses of all levels and experience are welcome to attend.
Katie Taroni, Nursing Director at St Giles Hospice, said: “We’d like to invite any nurse just starting out or who is experienced and thinking of making a change in their career to visit our drop-in session and see how they can use their skills to support the amazing work of our staff.
“At St Giles we have a truly holistic, patient-centred approach combined with strong clinical management, and our teams are dedicated to providing the very best care for people who are facing potentially terminal illnesses and their families.
“St Giles is also a great place to be a nurse, with our strong focus upon education and training offering fantastic opportunities for career progression in our teams.”
Hospice nurses, the Head of Workforce, the Head of Nursing and the St Giles Human Resources department will all be on hand to discuss nursing at St Giles, to answer questions and offer guidance.
One of the nurses who will be supporting the event is Jade Reberio, who joined St Giles Hospice in Walsall eight years ago as a Staff Nurse and who is now a Nurse Consultant working with patients in Whittington and out in the community.
She said: “St Giles is a wonderful place to work and you feel that you are making a difference every day. In a hospital environment you may be one among hundreds of clinical staff but here you are part of a smaller, more responsive team.
“We can get to know our patients and their families in their homes and they get to know us. It means they get great continuity of care.
“In my time here we’ve been able to arrange weddings, blessings and birthday parties for our patients. When people have been too ill to go out to the pictures we’ve arranged movie nights in the hospice for them with their families. These are the kind of personal touches that make working at St Giles so special – these things are so much easier to achieve in a hospice environment.”
Jade added that St Giles Hospice was a great place to have a nursing career. She said: “I’ve gone from Staff Nurse to Nurse Consultant in eight years, which is a huge career progression, and I’ve been supported to do a Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice. I don’t think these opportunities would have been available in the same way if I’d stayed working in a hospital.”
Any nurses interested in attending can simply turn up at the event, no appointment is necessary.