Become part of the Hospice at Home team at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court and help give more care to more people - people like Jacky and Ken, who prefer to receive expert and compassionate palliative care at home.
“I can't tell you what a difference Sue Ryder made," Jacky, the wife of patient Ken, told us. "The team were kind, compassionate, funny and so very gentle with Ken; I don’t know what we would have done without them.
"They gave us the strength to carry on and supported us through the worst time of our lives.
"Sue Ryder helped us keep our final promises to each other and for that I shall be eternally grateful," she added.
Become a Sue Ryder Nurse and make a difference to local people
Our Gloucestershire-based hospice is currently on the look-out for dedicated nursing staff with a passion for delivering expert and compassionate palliative care as part of a recruitment drive to deliver more care to more people in Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham.
As a result of the expansion of our Hospice at Home service, there are currently vacancies for seven senior nursing assistants and two nursing assistants across the region.
If you have a passion for delivering expert and compassionate palliative care and hold an NVQ Level 2 (or are working towards one), a full driving licence and experience of working in a community setting, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we offer the opportunity to further your career with a much-loved charity, as well as a great list of benefits, full training and support.
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A rewarding role
The recruitment drive will see the Hospice at Home service at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court expanded from one team to three, thanks to a substantial donation from The Summerfield Charitable Trust.
Melissa Tiley-Waters is Senior Nursing Assistant on the Hospice at Home team at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
“Being a Hospice at Home Nurse is so rewarding," she said. "It is a huge privilege to go into someone’s own home and do the job we do. Families place a lot of trust in us to care for someone they love dearly who is poorly.”
Describing what a normal hospice at home visit might look like, Melissa adds. “We will go in, sit and talk with the family and with our patient. We’ll ask them how they are, how their night was and we give them the choice about what they want that day.
"We always look to do that little bit extra – something as simple as soaking their feet in a bowl of warm water or giving a soft massage to their hands of feet can make a big difference.
“This is what I really like about our job: we take the time to care; we make time and we don’t rush," she continued. "We listen to what our patients want. We’re constantly looking and listening to our patients to see how they are doing and if there is anything more we can do that might help make things easier for them and their family.”
An exciting time to join and enhance your skills
"There has never been a better time to join our team at Sue Ryder as we grow from one Hospice at Home team to three," agreed Hospice Director Elise Hoadley. "Our vision is to deliver more care for more people in Gloucestershire and we’re expanding our services right now to do just that, thanks to support from The Summerfield Charitable Trust.”
“Our Sue Ryder Nurses work closely with other members of our multidisciplinary team to ensure patients can access a range of services to meet their care needs. It’s a very different environment from other healthcare settings. Our staff are able to dedicate time to our patients.
“If you have a keen interest in palliative and end of life care, this is a great opportunity to enhance your skills," she urged.
Visit the team to find out more
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is committed to the ongoing learning and development of its workforce.
Staff have a clear skills development framework in place to ensure they continue to develop their skills and progress their career. As a charity, we also offer a supportive environment.
“If you are interested in visiting us to get a better idea of what our expert and compassionate care is all about, please contact us on 01242 230 199 to arrange a suitable time and day for a visit," added Elise.
"We will be more than happy to show you around and you can have a chat with some of our staff.”
Become a Sue Ryder Hospice at Home Nurse
Read more about our benefits or apply for a role at Leckhampton Court