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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2020.

Healthcare Assistant Band 3

Job Reference: J181-A-20-48047

Employer:
Central Advertising - Social Enterprises
Department:
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Location:
Fenland
Salary:
£19,737-£21,142 plus enhancements

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with life-limiting illnesses and advance conditions. Our positive and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We have been secured a funding from the CCG on an exciting development of our Hospice at Home services across the whole of Cambridgeshire, so more end of life patients can receive the care and support throughout the county.The enhanced services will enable one point of access for patients, bring in a 24hour advice service as well as a rapid response service to avoid patients/carers going into crisis mode.

We are currently starting a significant increase in staff, beginning in the Fenland and East of Cambridgeshire area, therefore, if you have a relevant healthcare experience and would like to undertake an NVQ 3 in Health and Social care, then please do not hesitate, we would like to hear from you!

As part of the Hospice at Home Team, based at Alan Hudson Day Centre in Wisbech, you will work with patients, carers and registered nurses in the delivery of end of life care.

You will provide safe, effective and responsive care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of patients and their families/carers. You will work directly and alone with patients and families in their own homes, on a shift basis (between 8am-10pm). There might be possible work with other care agency staff or in residential/nursing homes as well.

The successful candidates will have experience of working independently, ability to emphatise with the needs of the clients and to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations.

Previous care experience as a Nursing Auxiliary or equivalent with palliative patients will be required.

For more details please see the job description and person specification

 

At Arthur Rank Hospice, we value our staff and offer a range of benefits: Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, access to Occupational Health Services, flexible working, ongoing training, Payroll Giving option, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards, social events, Christmas savings scheme and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.

Hours:Full-time and part-time

Band / Salary:Band 3 / £19,737-£21,142 per annum (plus out of hours and weekend enhancements)

Contract:permanent

Unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks from closing date. Candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Arthur Rank Hospice is committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 9th April 2020

Interviews: w/c 20th and 27thApril

If you have any questions related to this role, please do not hesitate to contact Kasia Fau, HR Administrator on: 01223 675865 or by email: careers@arhc.org.uk




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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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