Inpatient Health Care Assistant Band 3 - AfC Points 6-12
Salary:  £24,938 - £26,385 pa
Hours: 37.5 per week

We’re looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Health Care Assistant who can drive forward Trinity’s vision and values and ensure safe, outstanding care for patients. Together, the inpatient unit (IPU) team at Trinity makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by serious long-term conditions and helps set the standard for specialist palliative and end of life care.

By coming to work at Trinity you’ll be joining a dedicated team with a shared ambition to provide the best quality care for our patients, helping them to make the best of every moment.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic we have worked hard to balance our two priorities of ensuring patients continue to receive the best care and providing a safe environment for our staff to work in. The successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that the entire IPU team continues to be effective, safe and resilient as the pandemic continues to generate new challenges.

In August 2019 the Care Quality Commission rated our care as Outstanding. We provide our people with the training, personal development and support that they need to do what they do best, to learn, and grow. Most of our team tells us that they feel proud, valued, respected and inspired working at Trinity. If you choose to apply to join us, we hope you will share our commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and development.

You will find more details in the rest of this pack and in the job description/person specification document. If you would like to know more or arrange and informal visit, please get in touch using the details at the back of the pack.

Responsibilities of a Royal Trinity Hospice Health Care Assistant

  • Help patients, and those important to them, to be in control of the care and support they receive, promoting self-care as much as possible.
  • Provide, under the guidance of registered nurse, high quality and compassionate physical, psychosocial and spiritual care for patients and the people important to them.  
  • Carry out a range of care and support procedures as specified in the patient’s plan of care
  • Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective and compassionate end of life care and support to patients and those important to them. Participate in ongoing training provided by Royal Trinity to achieve the competence required for the role.

Skills and experience required

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent (Band 3 HCA requirement)
  • Ability to work within the nursing and multi-professional team and to cope with the demands of working on the inpatient unit at the hospice
  • Experience of providing health care for patients in a health or social care setting and understanding the needs of a terminally ill patient
  • Able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the issues encountered both by people approaching the end of life and those close to them
  • Enjoy working as part of a nursing team
  • A passion for working with and supporting the needs of adults with a life-limiting condition, with a real commitment to delivering the highest level of care at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.


  • Competitive rates of pay - Trinity is not an NHS organisation but some NHS terms and conditions apply to clinical roles, such as the continuation of existing NHS pension and Agenda for Change equivalent pay scales.
  • Holiday entitlement - 27 days 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 enrol in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development - we have a dedicated Clinical Educator to support ongoing clinical professional development, including re-validation with the NMC.
  • 25% discount in Trinity shops
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer
  • Free eye tests
  • Life assurance scheme

How to apply

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

For more information, please download the documents below. For an informal chat please contact Mel Johnston, Head of Inpatient Services on 0207 787 1000.

Close Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Download the job pack

Apply online

Download HCA Band 3 job description and personal specification

Find out more about working for Trinity


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

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.