Salary: AfC Band 3 £24,938 - £26,385 (inclusive of HCA) dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our Wandsworth End of Life Care Coordination Service (WEoLCCS) as a Community Healthcare Assistant

If you are looking for a new opportunity and are a kind and caring individual who is committed to delivering high quality person-centred care to patients approaching the end of life; and you want to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts providing Specialist Palliative Care, then this could be the role for you.

Responsibilities of a Community Healthcare Assistant

  • Demonstrate empathy and provide compassionate care and support to patients and those close to them treating each with dignity and respect
  • Carry out personal care to patients referred to WEoLCCS as part of a team of carers
  • Recognise changes in patients’ condition and notify the Registered Nurse in the service
  • Collect information to assist the team in planning care
  • Care for the body after death and support family and friends appropriately
  • Recognise the needs of grieving people including recognising potential bereavement risks and escalate appropriately
  • Gather information to support holistic assessments of patients and those close to them to support care planning

Skills and experience required

  • Knowledge and experience of the delivery of health and or social care
  • Awareness of the role of Trinity’s community palliative care service and the wider work of the hospice
  • An understanding of the challenges of working with people with life-limiting illnesses and those important to them
  • An understanding of the need to adapt care and respond appropriately to changes in the patient’s condition
  • Possession of the Care Certificate or be willing to complete within 6 months of appointment
  • Ability to undertake a range of routine assessment and interventions in a community setting but willing to carry out new interventions following appropriate training.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to communicate with patients, families, and professionals from all backgrounds
  • Able to use electronic databases, or willingness to learn to record information following patient related interactions

Benefits

  • We match Agenda for Change/NHS terms and conditions for maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • Length of service for those joining directly from another CQC regulated organisation (NHS, social care, hospice) is recognised in annual leave, maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • A pension scheme is offered with employer contributions of up to 7.5% or a continuation of your existing NHS pension
  • A generous 27 days annual leave increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus bank holidays (any bank holidays worked will be given back in lieu)
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans available
  • Free eyesight test for DSE users and a contribution towards the cost of glasses
  • 25% store discount in Trinity shops
  • Life assurance cover
  • Lots of opportunities to attend exciting and high-profile events e.g. a staff lottery to attend our regular biannual Gala dinner; participating in Royal visits, and the annual summer garden party
  • Regular ballots for donated free tickets and prizes
  • Access to courses of free counselling on the phone or face to face

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Everyone at Trinity is treated fairly with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, nationality, race, religion or belief. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation that encourages and supports fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) in all its forms. 

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience, we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal chat or visit please contact Helen Brewerton or Isatta Sisay, Joint Heads of Community Services on 0207 787 1062.

Closing Date: Sunday 3 July 2022

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All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.