Hospice at Home Health Care Assistant

Hospice at Home Health Care Assistant (Job Reference No: 21515)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

We are currently seeking to recruit a full time Health Care Assistant working predominantly within the community. The post holder is required to provide nursing care and support to patients and carers, working independently in patient’s homes as well as in our In Patient Unit. The post involves predominantly lone working and flexibility is required to work 12 hour shifts with a combination of days, nights and weekends on a rolling shift pattern.

The Health Care Assistant will liaise closely with all other agencies involved in the care of patients with life threatening illnesses and must have the ability to build and maintain good relationships with patients, families, colleagues and the wider multi-disciplinary team. Team members will be trained and supported by St Richard’s Hospice.

Individuals will need to demonstrate their ability to work both alone and as a member of a team and have a flexible approach to the variety of jobs they will need to undertake.  Previous demonstrable experience of working within a care environment is essential and palliative care and community experience would be desirable. Applicants should have a minimum Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification and be willing to work towards Level 3.

Closing date: 25th March 2015

Starting Salary £17,000 p.a. increasing to £19,000 on completion of training.  No unsocial hours are payable for this post.

For further information please email Amanda Walford, HR Manager or to apply, please complete and return the application formto Amanda Walford.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.