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Healthcare Assistant, Band 2 (In-Patient Unit)

14 May 2019

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are confronting life-limiting illnesses. Our positive and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on. 

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We have entered an exciting phase with the opening of additional beds on our In-Patient Unit, therefore, we are seeking to recruit part-time Healthcare Assistant. 

You will work as part of a friendly and passionate multi-disciplinary team of specialists, led by a Ward Matron. As a Healthcare Assistant you will assist in the delivery of nursing and specialist palliative care, ensuring the highest possible standards of care are received by patients while in the hospice under the supervision of a Registered Nurse

The successful candidate will have experience as a Nursing Assistant, or equivalent, in a hospice or community setting, caring and understanding attitude and empathy as well as be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Previous experience within palliative/terminal care setting will be an advantage.


At Arthur Rank Hospice, we value our staff and offer a range of benefits: Personal Pension Plan  (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Cycle to Work scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), generous holiday entitlement, Staff survey and Staff forum, access to Occupational Health services, Flexible working, ongoing training, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.


We welcome informal enquiries and/or pre-arranged visits to the unit prior to application, so that you can see, for yourself, the wonderful environment that our patients and staff experience.

Hours: Part-time (15.5 p/w)

Salary: £17,652 - £19,020 per annum pro rata plus enhancements for working during: nights, weekends and bank holidays 

All staff are expected to work an internal shift rotation including days, nights and weekends. 

Shift times are: Earlys 07:30 – 15:30, Lates 13:30 – 21:30, Nights 19:30 – 08:00 or Long Days 07:30 – 20:00


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Enhanced DBS check is required

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Previous applicants need not apply