Lizzie Teggin has worked on our Inpatient Unit for the last eleven years, caring for patients living with terminal illness. Here she shares her experiences of being a part of the team…
“It’s the ultimate reward to be able to support families at such a challenging time in their life and bring them some comfort.
“With a high patient to staff ratio, we have time to really care for each individual and family member. It’s the kind of nursing I’d always hoped to do while I was studying and am so thankful to be working in palliative care.
“I love my job so much, and love being at work because it’s so rewarding. We have such an awesome team.
“Some people think it must be sad to work for a hospice. Actually, it’s the happiest place. We call it ‘Crimple Magic’: the peacefulness, kindness and loveliness of the people is just the best. I don’t think I’ve ever met so many friendly people in one place!
“The team around me are so supportive and warm. We’re often laughing together and they’re always there for you when you need them.
“While our care has progressed to meet the new complexities that patients face, the crux of what we do has always stayed the same: giving patients and families the best possible experience.
“Being able to work shifts on rotation has allowed me to spend precious time with my children while still having opportunities to work autonomously and progress in my career.
“I feel so lucky to be a part of the Saint Michael’s team.”
£34,593 pro rata
Full-time, part-time and bank positions available
Permanent contract type
Are you a nurse who wants to go beyond conventional nursing duties?
Are you enthusiastic, innovative and motivated looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills?
Here in our beautiful & tranquil setting at Crimple House in Harrogate we offer patient focused holistic care for patients with a variety of complex nursing needs and their loved ones, whilst also providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support with a high nurse to patient ratio.
We are seeking nurses who are enthusiastic, innovative and motivated to join a dynamic multi disciplinary team passionately dedicated to providing specialist palliative and end of life care services across a variety of clinical settings.
Responsibilities will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient centred specialist palliative nursing care within a friendly team, ensuring that all clinical practice is of the highest standard following clinical policies, procedures, and guidelines at all times. You will also have the opportunity to provide mentorship and teaching to students and new members of the team.
This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking a new opportunity to join a well renowned local charity and become an expert specialist palliative care nurse.
• Free car parking
• Flexible working.
• Up to 35 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays, pro-rata).
• Staff wellbeing including regular contact meetings and access to clinical supervision.
• Comprehensive Induction Programme.
• Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 8%
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Free group life assurance.
• Free DBS check.
You will be joining an organisation that is driven, caring, and responsive and you will be playing an important role in enabling us to provide our highly valued services to the people of Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, and District.
We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age, or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being obtained including successful applicants being required to undertake a DBS Check suitable for the role that you will be performing. Disclosure expenses will be met by the employer.
For more information on the role, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01423 876086 and we can arrange for you to have an informal discussion.
Telephone screening will take place soon after application with successful candidates being invited for an interview, which will take place in Harrogate.