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Nurses are being encouraged to attend a recruitment open day where they can have an on-the-spot interview for their next role without applying in advance.
Ashgate Hospice is inviting nurses to learn more about working in end-of-life and palliative care at the recruitment day on 17th January.
The charity is running the free-to-attend session at its site in Old Brampton from 1pm to 4pm.
As well as interviewing for a permanent nursing position, there is also the opportunity to join the hospice as part of our flexible bank workforce.
Registered Nurse, Kelly Bartram, who joined Ashgate Hospice as an Inpatient Unit nurse in 2021, says working for the hospice “fills her with an overwhelming sense of achievement”.
She said: “I had come to a bit of a standstill with my career and was ready for a change and a new challenge, when the job at Ashgate came up I just knew I needed to apply. I really felt as though this could be my niche.
“From bed baths and toileting to painting nails, applying makeup, and even getting patients a glass of their favourite tipple, we endeavour to ensure families know that nothing is too much trouble.
“Knowing we so often manage to achieve comfort and peace at the end of life for our patients, their families and people close to them fills me with an overwhelming sense of achievement.
“I feel like everyone at Ashgate really cares. I am well supported emotionally, and I am believed in and encouraged to keep being the best version of myself.”
On the day, attendees will get the opportunity to speak to current nurses, the HR team and clinical leads to find out about what a career at Ashgate is like. They will also receive a tour of the hospice.
It comes as healthcare providers across the UK continue to struggle with a nationwide shortage of nurses.
Matt Corbishley, Director of People and Performance at Ashgate Hospice, added: “We are looking for nurses to join our award-winning Inpatient Unit team to help deliver our outstanding palliative and end of life care.
“As part of a multi-disciplinary team, our nurses support patients and their families with complex symptom management and specialist treatments.
“No two days are the same, but every day is rewarding at Ashgate; we hope you’ll come along to our open day to find out more!”
Anyone interested in attending must register their interest by ordering an e-ticket for the event in advance.
Go to Ashgate Hospice’s website to find out more.