Healthcare Assistant (Agenda for Change – Band 3)

2x Full Time Vacancies

Royal Trinity Hospice is developing a new team caseload approach to patient care called ‘Team Around the Patient’ (TAP) in response to increasing demand for specialist palliative care services. A team of clinical professionals including specialist palliative care nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a social worker/counsellor will together manage a shared caseload of patients.

The Healthcare Assistant is a critical role within the TAP team, providing care and support to patients in a variety of community settings under the guidance of the team’s clinical professionals. The HCA’s role involves maintaining relationships with patients, carers and families, collecting information that assists care planning, providing direct care when required and completing tasks on behalf of the team.

We know that effective care depends on quality staff. Do you have a:

  • Willingness to learn coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude?
  • Strong desire to improve the experience of patients and their families?
  • Keen interest in palliative and end of life care?
  • Aptitude for team work and collaboration?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Rates of Pay (Agenda for Change)
  • 27 days holiday entitlement rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Hospice Pension scheme which contributes of up to 7.5%.
  • Career Development Training
  • Store Discount
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers

If you have any questions about the role, team and/or Hospice please get in touch with Helen Brewerton, Head of Community services on [email protected] or telephone on 0207 787 1017.

Applications may be submitted via a CV and supporting statement/covering letter or by completing an application form and sending to [email protected].

We anticipate a high volume of interest for these posts and reserve the right to close applications early once sufficient applications have been received.

Job Description

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Closing Date: Wednesday 27th June 5pm                 Interview Date: 12th and 13th July 2018