As a Dorothy House nurse, you will be an integral part of our clinical team, rated as ‘Outstanding’ by CQC. We have roles based out in the community or on our inpatient unit. You will use a patient-centred approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. As well as co-ordinating care, you will provide emotional and psychological support to patients and carers.
Elaine Kynaston, a carer in our Hospice at Home team, shares what working within the Dorothy House community is like
Q: What made you want to work in end of life care?
I had worked in care for more than 20 years, and then my husband died from cancer. The end of life care he received was fantastic, and such a support to me. When I saw what the team at Dorothy House can do for their patients and families, it made me want to help others in the same way. There is a real depth to end of life and palliative care – you see people at their worst and best, and witness the incredible love friends and families have for each other.
What made you want to work for Dorothy House?
The Hospice has such an outstanding reputation locally, renowned for their standard of care. The values and aims of the Hospice are clear and there is a feeling of everyone working towards a common, incredibly worthwhile goal.
What is the best thing about your job?
The patients. Looking after them and supporting their families is incredible. There is a real focus on making the time patients have meaningful, adding as much life as possible to their days. Being able to offer reassurance to families, and ensure patients are comfortable is so rewarding.
What would you say to someone considering working for Dorothy House?
Don’t think twice! There are opportunities to progress and develop, and I have never worked anywhere which allows me the time to really offer patients and their families the support they require. I get home some days and really don’t feel like I have been to ‘work’ – the job is so fulfilling. I have enormous pride in the care we offer, which in turn gives me huge job satisfaction.