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Job details
Posting date: 28 June 2024
Salary: £22,383.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22383.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 July 2024
Location: Newcastle, NE1 5DL
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: B0516-24-0156

Due to service growth in the North East we are looking for Full Time, Part Time or Bank Health care Assistants to join our Community Based teams in Newcastle and Gateshead. Apply today for a rewarding career where you can really make a difference when it matters most.

 

Main duties of the job

With experience of End of Life care, you’re ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you’re sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families – usually in their own homes. Working without close supervision, you’ll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient’s established care plan.

 

About us

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Salary:Marie Curie Clinical Pay Scale, aligned with AFC BAND 2 £22,383 per annum pro rata + Enhancements

Hours: Full Time / Part Time / As & When (Nights)

Contract Type:Permanent

Location:Community Based North East of England

Closing date:15th July 2024

Interview date:TBC

As a Health care Assistant you will deliver care and support to people with terminal illnesses whilst also offering vital emotional support for their families.

With experience of End of Life care, you’re ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you’re sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families – usually in their own homes. Working without close supervision, you’ll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient’s established care plan.

As this is a community based role candidates are required to have a valid driving license to drive in the UK and access to a vehicle which can be insured for business use.

Marie Curie Benefits Package:

  • Season ticket loan for travelling to and from work
  • Defined contribution schemes for Pension
  • Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
  • Introduce a friend scheme
  • Help with childcare cost (T & C’s apply)
  • Entitled to Marie Curie Blue Light Card
  • Entitled to Benefit Hub Discount Scheme
  • Life assurance for all employees
  • Eye care (under Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations, Marie Curie will pay towards sight tests if you use computer screens and other displays as part of your job)
  • Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme

What’s in it for you

  • Annual leave allowance – 27 days plus 8 public holidays (pro rata)
  • Annual leave aligned to NHS (subject to eligibility, which must be most recent continuous service immediately prior to joining MC with no breaks of service)
  • Competitive Policy for parental/sick Leave
  • Continuous Professional development (Marie Curie supports and encourages personal and professional development)
  • Industry leading training programmes
  • Flexible Working
  • Free DBS
  • Free Uniform
  • Generous enhancements:
    • 41% x your basic salary per hour paid for Saturdays & weekday night duty (8pm to 6am)
    • 83% x your basic salary per hour paid for Sundays and Public Bank Holidays

What we are looking for:

  • Community based Health & Social Care or Palliative Care experience
  • S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma.
  • Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support.
  • Driving license allowing you to drive in the UK and access to a vehicle insured for business use are essential.

You’ll be required to carry out a range of care duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records and providing emotional support to the patient and their families.

Please ensure you upload both a CV and covering letter which explains how you meet the essential criteria on our Person Specification which can be found via the Job Description link below and your motivation to apply.

Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.

We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences. If you require any reasonable adjustments to our application or recruitment process please contact recruitment@mariecurie.org.uk.

This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory Enhanced criminal record check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Health and Social Care OR an equivalent alternative Level 2 Qualification i.e. NCFE level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services, BTEC level 2 Health and
  • Social Care.
  • Functional skills at level 2 in numeracy and literacy or equivalent

Desirable

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 in Health and Social
  • Care OR an acceptable, alternative Level 3 Qualification
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • 6 Months care delivery experience (current) in a Health or Social Care Environment.

Desirable

  • Recent professional experience of providing care and caring for dying patients.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.