Healthcare Assistant Band 3 (Hospice at Home, North 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. If you have the relevant healthcare experience and are passionate about patient’s centered care, we would love to hear from you!

As part of the Hospice at Home Team, based at Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, you will work with patients, carers and registered nurses in the delivery of end of life care. You will be visiting our patients in Fenland, St Ives, St Neots and Huntingdonshire.

You will provide safe, effective and responsive care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of patients and their families/carers. You will work directly and alone with patients and families in their own homes, on a shift basis (between 8am-10pm).

There might be possible work with other care agency staff or in residential/nursing homes as well.

The successful candidate will have self-awareness relating to death and the dying process, ability to empathise with the needs of the clients and the ability to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations.

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 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 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.

Two nurses wearing dark blue uniforms and masks, either side of a red car outside the entrance of the Hospice

Job details

Hours:
Full and part-time available
Salary:
£20,330 - 21,777 per annum
Contract:
Permanent
Location:
Alan Hudson Centre in Wisbech PE13 3AB
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