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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2020.

Macmillan Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 208-452393-20-1

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan Health Care Service
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

We’re a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt ‘best practice’ so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values; kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them

The Macmillan health Care Service has an established team with a long history and was expanded in 2013. National evidence suggests that patients would prefer to die in their own homes than in hospitals. This service provides a robust and consistent package of care for the patient and families seven days a week and 24 hours a day. Successful bids have enabled the service to include night and afternoon sits over 7-days to patients and families.

Around 1 in 3 deaths occur in patients over 80 years of age. The profile is changing with a large amount of deaths occurring following a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer or strokes. The Macmillan Health Care Service is a central point of referral for End of life services. The team works in collaboration with the District Nurses, therapist, General practitioners and Macmillan Nurses. The Health Cares are passionate about the service they provide and established a philosophy that underpins their service.

‘We are privileged to care for patients who are at the end of their life journey and choose to remain at home. With compassion, we support those who are rapidly deteriorating and sensitively support the family. We nurture independence where ever possible so that the patient preserves their sense of control and pride and we adapt to their choices. We care for the individual physically with respect and promote dignity to the end. We recognise that letting go of this life is an emotional journey and we offer no judgement, only honesty when approached and kindness in response. We respect the individual’s wishes and secure consent for our activities. We will act in a professional way at all times, not only with patients and families but also to the colleagues we work alongside by being open to questions, courteous, mindful of our responses and respectful of religion. We are motivated to provide a high standard of care, adaptable to the individual and family’s needs, resourceful when needed. We take pride in our work. We want to get it right the first time and leave heart-warming memories in each home we visit.

If this philosophy inspires you and you want rewarding employment then please apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Inglis, Team Leader


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