New Specialist Paramedic recruited to our Community Team

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The new paramedic role will expand the expertise in our highly trained specialist community care team
A picture of Jack Squires
Published on: Friday 10 Dec 2021 at 16:00
We are growing the expertise of our Community Palliative Care team with a new Specialist Paramedic role. We have recently recruited Jack Squires to this role and are one of few hospices in the UK looking to use paramedic skills to help end of life patients in the local community.
 
Jack joined St Clare Hospice in Autumn 2021. He has brought his paramedic skills with him from having worked at the London Ambulance Service for 12 years.
 
Although new to the Hospice sector, Jack has previous knowledge and experience of palliative care. He had done a placement in the Inpatient Unit at St Clare Hospice when he was completing his paramedic training. He also volunteered in the role of End of Life Co-ordinator for the North East Sector London Ambulance Service.

Jack’s ability to work as an autonomous clinician has prepared him well in his new role at St Clare Hospice. As part of his role, Jack is assessing patients and supporting them to access the right end of life care. He is also liaising with professionals in other organisations.

“St Clare Hospice provides a vital service to patients and families of West Essex,” explains Jack. “Working here gives me such a humble feeling that I am a piece of that vital service which gives me great job satisfaction.

“It’s a very special job, and not like any other – you only get one chance to get it right,” says Jack.
“St Clare Hospice is a unique place to work. I can tell that my colleagues really care when they are dealing with patients. It’s the patient-centred care that pulls through everything. It’s such a natural fit for me and I already feel as though I’m well and truly part of the furniture! I can honestly say that everyone at the hospice, not just the clinical team, have been so welcoming.”
 
Jack explains that for him, it was the perfect opportunity for him to progress in his career. “For some paramedics and other allied health professionals palliative care may not be on the career agenda. But St Clare Hospice has offered me opportunities to progress in my role. The role also makes use of my already acquired clinical skills and ability to work autonomously. I would recommend the palliative care sector as one of the most rewarding, job satisfying and evolving sectors of healthcare to work in.”
For more information about current roles available at St Clare Hospice, visit our Jobs pages.
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