Local Hospice launches recruitment drive for Louth and Skegness area

18th November 2019

Staff Nurse in Louth

St Barnabas Hospice is recruiting for several clinical roles based in the Louth and Skegness area.

St Barnabas Hospice has launched a recruitment drive to bring more clinical staff to the Louth and Skegness area. The Hospice is looking to hire a Clinical Service Manager and several Staff Nurses to cope with demand.

With an ageing and growing population, there are now more people than ever living in Lincolnshire with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. These people require a range of personalised services which St Barnabas can provide across the county.

The Louth Day Therapy Centre is available for patients to visit and access clinical support, relaxation sessions, exercise groups, psychological support, singing for health, welfare benefits advice and access to alternative therapies. It has treatment rooms, quiet areas, a large lounge and a clinical room for outpatient appointments. Additionally, it acts as a base for the Louth and Skegness Hospice at Home team.

The Hospice at Home team visit patients in their own homes. This is where the majority of St Barnabas care is provided, as people often prefer to die in their own homes surrounded by loved ones.

Due to local demand, St Barnabas staff in Louth and Skegness are now finding they are becoming more stretched when trying to deliver care to everyone who needs it. Therefore, the Hospice is recruiting for new staff members.

Marie Wootton, Hospice at Home Nurse in Louth, said:

“My role enables me to meet so many lovely people around the county, and I love the variety it offers. Sometimes one patient will take up my whole day if there aren’t any ‘just in case’ meds or if they need to be written up for a syringe driver. Other days, I can see three or four patients. It’s so important to manage my time wisely so that I’m always doing best by my patients.

“I wouldn’t change my team for the world. We look out for each other, we support each other, and everyone is just so lovely.

“My passion for hospice care definitely comes from Sue Carter, my first manager at St Barnabas. She has empowered me to better myself and I see her as such an inspiration. The whole ethos at St Barnabas is amazing. We have good practice, good communication, and our ability to support patients and families with life-limiting illnesses is second to none.”

The Clinical Service Manager vacancy is a full-time role with a salary of £30,006 to £35,336. The Staff Nurse vacancies are a mix of full time and part-time with a pro-rata salary of £23,144 to £29,014.

Applications for all vacancies close on Sunday 24th November. To view the roles and apply, please visit:

Clinical Service Manager – www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915823931

Staff Nurses – www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915824006

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