Healthcare Assistant Band 2 (Hospice at Home, South Cambs)

  • Closing date
  • Thursday 23rd September 2021

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We are significantly increasing the number of our staff across the whole of Cambridgeshire. Even if you don’t have the relevant healthcare experience but are passionate about it, we would love to hear from you!

As part of the Hospice at Home Team, based at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, you will work with patients, carers and registered nurses in the delivery of end-of-life care in patients’ homes.

You will assist in the delivery of nursing and specialist palliative care (end of life), ensuring the highest possible standards of care are received by patients and their carers, under the direction of a Registered Nurse and with the support of Band 3 Healthcare Assistants on a shift basis (between 8am-10pm).

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate caring, understanding attitude, have the ability to empathise with the needs of the clients and the ability to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations.

if you have very little experience or none but have an aspiration/passion of becoming a Healthcare Assistant ,and providing this vital palliative care to our patients in the Cambridgeshire area, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters.

We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Us:
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with life-limiting illnesses and advance conditions. 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 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 know we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our amazing staff, so we offer a range of benefits including:

Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, 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, Payroll Giving option, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards, Social events, Christmas savings scheme and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.


Unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks from closing date.

If you have any questions related to this role, please do not hesitate to contact Kasia Fau, Recruitment Advisor on: 01223 675865 or by email:


Hospice at Home nurse comforts patient in their own home

Job details

Full time and Part time
£18,005 - £19,337 (plus enhancements)
Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridge
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