Health Care Assistant, Hospice at Home

Job Ref: 1936DS

Hours per week: 15

Type of Contract: Permanent

Pay Group: 12

Salary: £17,040 to £20,053 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: 27 May 2019

Interview date: to be confirmed

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to join the Hospice, working within our Hospice at Home team. The Hospice at Home service takes the specialist skills of Farleigh Hospice into an individual’s home, enabling people to have more choice over their place of care.

The Hospice at Home ([email protected]) service offers time limited interventions at times of crisis in order to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, alleviate carer fatigue, facilitate discharge from hospice/hospital and support those patients who wish to die at home.

We are looking for staff that have had varied care experience and are passionate about delivering care of the highest standard. Experience of working in palliative care and community settings are desirable but not essential.

You will be required to;

  • Maintain a high standard of holistic nursing care in the community, recognising the importance of physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of care
  • Be flexible and creative in the care of the patient and family
  • Work unsupervised in the patient’s home work alongside the patients carer/s (personal and professional)
  • Work a variable shift pattern between the hours of 08.00 and 20.00 over 7 days. You will receive an unsocial hour’s enhancement for weekend and bank holiday working.
  • Have a full driving license and have access to a carIn return for your commitment Farleigh Hospice offers:
  • A friendly, team orientated work environment
  • A good pension scheme with the option to continue any existing NHS pension scheme membership
  • 27 days annual leave  rising to 33 with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Subsidised meals
  • Structured induction programme
  • Clinical supervision and a proactive education department to support with learning and development
  • Free Parking at the Hospice (subject to availability)
  • Employee Assistance Programme

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Jackie Cochrane, Team Leader, Response Team via email to [email protected] on 01245 457419


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Farleigh Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Farleigh Hospice operates a three month probation period. Positions may be subject to DBS Disclosure. Charity Registration No: 284670

All applications must be made via the NHS jobs website.

Farleigh Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Farleigh Hospice operates a three month probation period. Positions may be subject to DBS Disclosure. Charity Registration No: 284670

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