Healthcare Assistants Band 3 (Nights)

  • Closing date
  • Thursday 28th October 2021

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We are proud to offer a Hospice at Home service which is part of our Community Team. This compassionate and experienced team of nurses and healthcare assistants remain with someone who is dying in their own home, providing direct hands on care and support between the hours of 10pm and 7am. The team works in partnership with the wider health system, particularly District Nurses and GPs, the wider Hospice team and other specialists.

We would love to grow our night time team to be able to offer this vital specialist care to more patients, therefore, we are looking for more Healthcare Assistants to join our Hospice at Home department.

In this role you will provide safe, effective and responsive nursing 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.

The ideal candidate will have relevant NVQ2/3 or Care qualification, significant previous care experience, ability to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations. You must have a good understanding of English language (spoken and written) as well as be a car driver (we will pay the mileage).

Hours: Part and full-time available

Salary: £20,330 – £21,777 plus night time enhancements as below:

  • Time plus 36% – All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 am
  • Time plus 72% – All time on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)

Please note that, this role is subject to a DBS check.

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 2021 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in 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.


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: 

Job details

Full and part-time available
£20,330 - 321,777 plus enhancements
Base: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge CB22 3FB or Alan Hudson Centre in Wisbech PE13 3AB
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