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Job summary

The HealthCare Assistant is a key member of the care team that supports Registered Nurses and other health professionals in the delivery of high standards of palliative and supportive care for patients, families and loved ones. Bank staff play a vital role in helping the hospice maintain these high standards of care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder may work across the In-Patient, Hospice at Home, Fast Track, Day and Therapeutic Services, providing palliative and supportive care to patients living with advancing illness. The role involves contact on a physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional level with patients and their families. The post holder will undertake a range of care and support activities under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse. This post is subject to unsocial working conditions i.e. 24 hour shift rota (day and night shifts, week days and weekends, bank holidays). It may include lone working as a Night Sitter or in delivering Day Respite Care in patients homes. The post holder will work according to the Code of Conduct for Assistant/Associate Practitioners and Healthcare Support Workers (2011, AP Coordinator Network), and Hospice policies and procedures.

About us

St Marys Hospice provides care and comfort for patients living with any life shortening illness or long-term condition and their family. We support people from the moment of diagnosis and their families for longer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Healthcare Assistant

Full/Part time

£12.16 – £13.69 based on qualifications

Are you a kind, caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistant with experience of providing palliative and end of life care?

We are seeking Healthcare Assistants to join our hospice, working on our In-patient Unit and Fast Track Home Care Services.

Come and join our supportive & friendly team. You will receive full preparation and mentorship for the role.

Join the hospice and make a real difference to patients and families at end of life.

You can bring your NHS Pension with you.

Closing Date 12th July 2024

Interviews 26th July 2024



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