Job Title: Palliative Care Assistant 

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 busy community service as a Palliative Care 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 Palliative Care Assistant

  • Be the eyes and ears for the Registered Professionals who hold responsibility for the patient's care.
  • Use excellent communication and listening skills to enhance patients' psychological wellbeing
  • Gather information to support holistic assessments for patients and those important to enable the team to plan care accordingly
  • Work with Trinity clinical professionals to provide specialist palliative care, support, and rehab, this may include joint or independent community visits
  • Advocate for the patient and those important to them within multidisciplinary team discussions
  • Recognise when patients' conditions change and report this to the relevant member of the specialist MDT.
  • Recognise the needs of grieving people including identifying bereavement risks and respond and refer appropriately

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
  • 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

Benefits

  • 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 Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)
  • Career development training
  • Store discount
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • London Living Wage employer

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience that we are 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: Friday 10 December 2021

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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.