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Health Care Assistants, Hospice at Home/Continuing Healthcare

National Health Service

Letchworth Garden City, HC
3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, HC
3 days ago

Health Care Assistants, Hospice at Home/Continuing Healthcare

Garden House Hospice Care

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

Working as part of a wider team, you will visit patients in their homes in and around North Hertfordshire to provide basic nursing and personal care support. Our aim is to ensure patients with life limiting illnesses, and those who matter to them, are at the centre of the care we provide whilst enabling them to be comfortable and remain in their own homes.

The role will at times be demanding but also very rewarding. Our service is operational 7 days a week - 8.00 am to 9.30 pm each day. You will need to be able to work flexibly, have access to a car and a UK driving licence.

Main duties of the job

Garden House Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for patients who are facing life limiting illnesses enabling them to have the best possible quality of life.

You will be an experienced Health Care Assistant and possess (or be working towards) an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health Care. Ideally you will have experience of working in the community and be able to demonstrate excellent caring, communication and team working skills.

About us

Our benefits include 27 days annual leave, pension, unsocial hours payments in line with Agenda for Change and business mileage. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Health Care Assistant Hospice at Home / Continuing Health Care

Accountable to: Director of Patient Services

Reporting to: Sister/Senior Sister Hospice at Home

Band: 2/3

Overall aim

To participate in the delivery of a high standard of basic nursing care, to the level, experience and assessed competence he/she has acquired to patients in their homes. To offer support to patients and families To work within the care plan and support the Primary Care Team and key worker

1. Clinical Function

The post holder shall:

1.1 assist the patient in all aspects of personal care, following the individualised care plans prescribed, maintaining privacy and dignity

1.2 promote open and sensitive dialogue in order to support the patient and family

1.3 assist in the establishment of caring relationships with patients and their families, including those with challenging behaviours, those with communication difficulties and those whose first language is not English, using a diverse, appropriate and intuitive range of compassionate communication skills.

1.4 communicate and liaise with the key worker, reporting any change in the patients condition

1.5 maintain confidentiality at all times.

1.6 practice within Garden House Hospice policies and procedures, for the care of patients in their own homes

1.7 maintain accurate nursing records and data and ensure the continuity of care through verbal, written and electronic handover to Senior Nurse, other team members and other members of the multi professional team, where appropriate.

1.7 undertake other duties commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may include working in other areas of the hospice service

1.8 support equality and value diversity

1.9 participate in audit

1.10 assist in maintaining a safe clinical environment

1.11 ensure that resources are used appropriately and effectively and that all supplies are used safely and economically.

2. Health and Safety Function

The post holder shall:

2.1 take all measures to maintain the safety and well being of patients, relatives and staff in accordance with the Health and Safety Act and Hospice Health and Safety Policy.

2.2 become familiar with procedures for dealing with incidents such as accidents or fire and report and escalate any accidents, incidents to Sister/Senior Sister.

2.3 attend fire lectures annually and take part in maintaining fire safety within the building.

2.4 attend moving and handling and other mandatory training annually and undertake e-learning as required.

2.5 comply with the lone worker policy at all times

2.6 attend mandatory training annually and undertake e-learning as required

3. Education Function The post holder shall:

3.1 maintain and improve own competence and skills by attending Hospice education programme, or external courses as appropriate.

3.2 attend and take part in reflective supervision sessions.

3.3 take part in annual appraisals, six monthly reviews and regular monthly one to one meetings with allocated supervisor.

3.4 develop competency in designated clinical skills.

3.5 help promote hospice and palliative care philosophy inside and outside the Hospice

6.0 Additional Responsibilities

6.1 There is a requirement to comply with all the hospice policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Health & Safety, confidentiality and the Data Protection Act, as required by Information Governance.

6.2 Each member of the hospice team has a responsibility to contribute to the clinical governance programme.

6.3 Each team member to take appropriate action to maintain the highest level of infection prevention and control.

7.0 Purpose and core values

All Hospice staff are expected to work in line with Garden House Hospice Care Purpose and Core Values as these act as a value base which directly influences how all work activities are undertaken. The ethos of the Hospice should be apparent in the behaviours and attitudes of all employees as the work they undertake, whether it is direct or indirect care, is ultimately for the benefit of patients. The Purpose and Core Values are an integral part of all job descriptions, recruitment, the probationary period and performance and development reviews.

8.0 Data Security & Protection All Hospice staff are required to comply with legislation pertaining to Data Security and Protection which incorporates Information Governance and General Data Protection Regulations. Staff are expected to familiarise themselves with the content of the Data Security and Protection policy and comply with these requirements. Any breach of this policy must be raised to the Data Protection and Security responsible officer following the correct reporting procedure outlined in the policy.

9.0 Enablement To support patients in a way that gives them choice, autonomy, maximises their function and wellbeing and enables them to live as independently as possible within the limitations of illness wherever Garden House Hospice Care support is given.

10.0 Additional information

10.1 This job description sets out the key tasks and responsibilities. It is not intended to be comprehensive. It is essential that it should be regarded with a degree of flexibility so that the changing needs of the organisation can be met.

10.2 This job description will be reviewed with the post holder annually as part of the appraisal process. Any proposed amendments will be with the agreement of the appropriate member of the Senior Leadership Team. "team" refers to all members of staff including volunteers

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 2 Qualification in Adult Health
  • and Social Care, including the Care
  • Certificate or working towards this
  • qualification.
  • Good standard of general education

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate:
  • Experience of caring for ill
  • people

Desirable

  • Working with or as a volunteer

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Garden House Hospice Care

Address

Gillison Close

Letchworth Garden City

Hertfordshire

SG6 1QU


Employer's website

https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/

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Healthcare Assistant - Pool

National Health Service

Luton, HC
1 day ago
Luton, HC
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
1 day ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 418-HCA5678-PN

Employer:
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Luton
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 pa (pro rata)

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Day HCA Pool which offers many advantages including flexibility and development. Working for the Pool will enable you to work more flexibly giving you the opportunity to choose your start times, hours and shifts per week. The shift patterns would be Monday to Friday day shifts, weekend day shifts will be negotiated at interview.

You will be able to self-roster your agreed contracted hours over a four week rota. Once your shifts are booked you will be allocated to a ward in advance or in some instances on arrival for duty. The flexibility to work in any given ward is part of the contractual commitment you will sign up to, giving you the benefit of increasing your clinical knowledge and skills across a variety of clinical areas.

Over a twelve hour day shift from 07.00 – 19.30 you can book a minimum of six hours, at a start time that suits you. Ideally you would be able to work between 24 hours and 150 hours over a 4 week rota period (you will need to be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week). In return we will offer you training and development opportunities and the benefits of a substantive member of staff.

The Day Pool will be a substantive position and managed by the Matron for Workforce, you will need to have completed the Care Certificate and have relevant experience in an acute hospital.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blenda Correya

agnes.correya@ldh.nhs.uk

Naana Owusu

naana.owusu@ldh.nhs.uk



Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

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Healthcare Assistant - Generic

National Health Service

Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, HC
5 days ago
Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, HC
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
5 days ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 418-HCA0285-DC-V

Employer:
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Trustwide
Location:
Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, Luton
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.


We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individuals who are committed to delivering a high standard of patient care on our busy but friendly wards. As a healthcare assistant you will be a valued member of the team and support our nurses to look after our patients. You will be involved in a variety of duties such as bathing, toileting and the monitoring of patient observations.

As a vital member of our team, we know that you are often the first person our patients talk with and trust. We want to be able to support you in this role and help you develop. As such, we are offering you development and support through your care certificate and an apprenticeship qualification. You will be expected to complete the National Care Certificate within 12 weeks of commencement (if full time) and if you do not hold a Level 2 or higher qualification in Health & Social Care you will need to complete the Clinical Apprenticeship in General Health.

If you are 18 or over and can show empathy and understanding whilst maintaining patients self-respect and dignity, we would like to hear from you, previous experience of working in a health care setting would be an advantage but not essential.

PLEASE NOTE:

You will be expected to be able to work a variety of shifts, including long days, long nights, weekends and public holidays.

When you come for assessment you will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test. This test is necessary in order to ensure you meet the requirements of apprenticeship study at a later date. The test can be challenging and we recommend that you review your English and Maths knowledge prior to completing this. You are allowed to bring in a calculator for the numeracy assessment, we do suggest that you go onto "google" and type in "Numeracy and Literacy" NHS tests and use these to practice in readiness for the assessment on the day. There are free samples to use and there are some you have to pay for. A couple of free websites to use are: "Developing your Potential Recruitment" and "Practice Tests - Edexcel".

Please ensure that you complete your supporting statement in full in order to evident your interest in the role of a healthcare assistant.

Assessments will be held on Saturday 13th March 2021. Successful candidates will be invited for a remote interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blenda Correya

agnes.correya@ldh.nhs.uk

Naana Owusu

naana.owusu@ldh.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blenda Correya

agnes.correya@ldh.nhs.uk

Naana Owusu

naana.owusu@ldh.nhs.uk



Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

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Health Care Assistant

National Health Service

Warren Court, HC
1 day ago
Warren Court, HC
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year
1 day ago
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year

Job Reference: 367-LD&F-3784-B

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Health Care Assistant
Location:
Warren Court, Woodside Road, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0HT, Abbots Langely
Salary:
£19,737- £21,142 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


HPFT is an ever expanding exciting trust aspiring to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
We have an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality. Currently we are rated as 'OUTSTANDING' for quality of service provision by the CQC and are consistently in the top 10% of medium secure services.
We currently have vacancies within Herts Secure Services; we are looking for experienced Healthcare Assistants with at least NVQ level 3 or welling to undertake the course, to work in our Medium Secure Forensic Services.
If you are highly motivated, looking for a challenge and enjoy working within a clinical team to deliver high standards of care to service users with acute mental health needs, you are the person we need to join our team.
We offer a comprehensive induction programme with excellent personal development opportunities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Denford Chifamba on 01923 682062



About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

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Community Healthcare Assistant - Thame ACHT

National Health Service

Thame Annex, HC
3 days ago
Thame Annex, HC
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year
3 days ago
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year

Job Reference: 434-IEC2971052

Employer:
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
ACHT
Location:
Thame Annex, Thame work within the community
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 pa

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

The Thame Adult Community Health Care Team (ACHT) based in Thame Annex is delighted to announce a new opportunity for a part Time Band 3 Community Health Care Assistant.
The ACHT reflects an integrated approach that has been designed in response to the changing needs of the local population, with a special emphasis being placed on the proactive vision of care for patients in the community setting.
The post will involve working in the community, supporting the community nurses and promoting independence in the patient’s home environment.
This is an exciting and innovative service. Candidates need to be experienced carers and be able to demonstrate having experience or knowledge of supporting patients in their own homes. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a range of health professionals and informal carers. The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable, being able to respond to need at short notice.
In order to respond to the healthcare needs of the local population, the services covers a 7 days a week rota which therefore includes weekends and bank holidays
Ideally the candidate should hold a NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, on appointment the post will be attached to an apprenticeship.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Denise Newland, Advanced Case Practitioner

Email address : dnewland@nhs.net

Telephone number : 01844 210868



We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note the monitoring and safeguarding sections are not made visible to the shortlisting panel. The safeguarding section may be made visible to the interview panel but that is dependent on the role being recruited into.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the Government UK visas and immigration website.

The Trust is a NO SMOKING environment. Smoking in all areas of the building and premises is prohibited.

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Bank Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Letchworth Garden City, HC
5 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, HC
5 days ago

Bank Healthcare Assistant

Garden House Hospice Care

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

We are recruiting Bank Health Care Assistants to work alongside the qualified nursing staff, providing care for our patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

You will be an experienced Health Care Assistant and possess (or be working towards) an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health Care. Ideally you will have experience of working in the community and be able to demonstrate excellent caring, communication and team working skills. The role will at times be demanding but also very rewarding.

About us

Garden House Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for patients facing life limiting illnesses, their families and carers, to enable them to have the best possible quality of life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Bank Health Care Assistant

Accountable to: Director of Patient Services

Reporting to: Senior Sister

Grade: Band 2

Overall Aim

To work within the multidisciplinary team in the provision of holistic care for patients and their families.

1. Clinical Function The post holder will:

1.1 take part in the admission of patients to the in-patient unit, including welcoming of relatives.

1.2 be involved in the assessment of patients and planning of care and in the implementation and evaluation of care.

1.3 be involved in the care of the dying patient and their relatives and friends

1.4 take part in the care of bereaved relatives

1.5 take part in handover reports and multidisciplinary meetings.

2. Management Function The post holder will:

2.1 assist in maintaining a safe clinical environment.

2.2 become familiar with procedures for dealing with incidents such as accidents or fire.

2.3 be aware of the use of resources within the clinical area.

2.4 provide availability to work

2.5 attend bank nurse meetings

3. Health and Safety Function

The post holder will:

3.1 maintain the safety and well being of patients, relatives and staff in accordance with the Health and Safety Act.

3.2 attend fire lectures annually and take part in maintaining fire safety within the building.

3.3 attend manual handling training annually.

4. Professional Development The post holder will:

4.1 attend study days and Hospice education programme

4.2 take part in reflection sessions and annual appraisal.

4.3 develop competency in designated clinical skills.

5. Additional Responsibilities

5.1 There is a requirement to comply with all the hospice policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Health & Safety, confidentiality and the Data Protection Act, as required by Information Governance.

5.2 Each member of the hospice team has a responsibility to contribute to the clinical governance programme.

5.3 Each team member to take appropriate action to maintain the highest level of infection prevention and control.

6. Additional information

6.1 This job description sets out the key tasks and responsibilities. It is not intended to be comprehensive. It is essential that it should be regarded with a degree of flexibility so that the changing needs of the organisation can be met.

6.2 This job description will be reviewed with the post holder annually as part of the appraisal process. Any proposed amendments will be with the agreement of the appropriate member of the Hospice Management Team.

7. Values

7.1 All Hospice staff are expected to work in line with Garden House Hospice Care Purpose and Core Values as these act as a value base which directly influences how all work activities are undertaken. The ethos of the Hospice should be apparent in the behaviours and attitudes of all employees as the work they undertake, whether it is direct or indirect care, is ultimately for the benefit of patients. The Purpose and Core Values are an integral part of all job descriptions, recruitment, the probationary period and performance and development reviews.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good standard of general education

Desirable

  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in Adult and Social
  • Care or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate:
  • Experience of caring for ill
  • people

Desirable

  • Working with or as a volunteer

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Garden House Hospice Care

Address

Gillison Close

Letchworth Garden City

Hertfordshire

SG6 1QU


Employer's website

https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/

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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Berkhamsted, HC
Today
Berkhamsted, HC
Today

Healthcare Assistant

The Hospice of St Francis

The closing date is 05 April 2021

Job overview

Full Time, Part Time & Bank roles available

Are you seeking a rewarding and supportive role? Our roles on the IPU will offer you this, and lots more. Previous experience is not essential as we are seeking the right candidates to join our highly regarded team. To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate compassion and a desire to care.

IfYES, we would love you to join us for our HealthCare Assistant Recruitment Virtual Open Day on Thursday 11th March at 2.00pm to meet some of our Nursing Team, learn more about us, the job opportunities we have on offer, and how we can support your career. To take part on the day, simply click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88253250203?pwd=MHpBWWdrWkFlNWNsMCt3WGcxVlJzQT09

Our Inpatient unit is core to the success of The Hospice of St Francis and, a highly valued and cherished service to our patients, their relatives and visitors & our dedicated team of volunteers.

Main duties of the job

  • Compassionate with a caring attitude and excellent listening skills
  • Flexibility to deliver care & support in a team working 24/7 - 365 days a year to include nights
  • A willingness to learn, to develop new skills and a team player who support others
  • The successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced level DBS check.

About us

Our HealthCare Assistants work as part of our dedicated, welcoming and supportive team, providing holistic, patient focused care on our small, well-equipped 10 to 12 bed Inpatient Unit (IPU).

You will carry out duties according to the philosophy of the Hospice, complying at all times with policies relating to safe guarding of vulnerable adults and children whilst, maintaining confidentiality of patients and their families.

What we offer:

  • Structured induction and strong mentorship
  • High staff to patient ratio
  • Supportive team environment with clinical supervision
  • 27 days annual leave- Free onsite parking
  • Free DBS check
  • Free uniform
  • On-going education programme
  • Non-contributory pension scheme or ability to transfer existing NHS pension
  • On-site home cooked food served at a reasonable rate in our bistro

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Clark, Head of IPU on 01442 869550. To contact HR please email recruitment@stfrancis.org.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overall job purpose:

To work mainly within IPU with a degree of flexibility to support community as and when required

Work alongside professionals to provide exceptional standards of individualised physical, psychological and spiritual care to patients in IPU and at home, as directed by Registered Nurse.

Carry out duties according to the philosophy of the Hospice complying at all times with policies relating to safe guarding of vulnerable adults and children whilst, maintaining confidentiality of patients and their families.

Represent the organisation and uphold the organisations reputation and values

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Competence to deliver direct and intimate personal care
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Excellent empathy skills
  • Good communicator
  • Compassionate and positive attitude
  • Excellent team player who supports others
  • Able to communicate information succinctly and clearly for others to understand
  • Sense of humour

Desirable

  • - Previous experience working in a Hospice or Palliative Care setting
  • - Care of dying patients and their families
  • - Experience of using electronic patent record systems
  • - Proven experience of working in diverse communities, understanding and overcoming the impact of discrimination
  • - Previous experience of rehabilitative care.
  • - Current driving licence, with use of own car
  • - Good time management
  • - Confident to make difficult judgements in prioritising own work load and able to explain the rationale for these decisions
  • - Ability to speak, write and/or sign more than one language relevant to the population served

Qualifications

Essential

  • - Evidence of good general education

Desirable

  • Care certificate / NVQ qualified level 2
  • Qualified by experience in a similar role working in a healthcare setting, or community care
  • Care certificate / NVQ qualified level 3 / NVQ 2/3 Health and Social Care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Employer details

Employer name

The Hospice of St Francis

Address

The Hospice Of St. Francis

Spring Garden Lane

Berkhamsted

Hertfordshire

HP4 3GW


Employer's website

https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/

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Healthcare Assistant - General Acute

National Health Service

Buckinghamshire, HC
3 days ago
Buckinghamshire, HC
3 days ago

Job Reference: J11-A-21-29158

Employer:
NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Department:
General Acute
Location:
Buckinghamshire
Salary:
Band 2

Buckinghamshire Healthcare are looking for Healthcare Assistants

NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS with approximately 120,000 nurses, doctors, administration and clerical and other healthcare professionals signed to its bank. We help our 54 NHS Trust clients implement tactical measures to improve workforce efficiency and productivity as part of an overall workforce strategy.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for talented and committed Healthcare Assistants to join the Bank at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The Trust has a dynamic and diverse team with a friendly and family style atmosphere; this role would consist of a mixture Day and Night duties for a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant.

Who you will be:

  • You are currently studying as a Student Nurse having completed 12 weeks’ clinical placement.
  • You have completed one of the following: a Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship Diploma in Health and Social Care, a level 2+ BTEC national diplomas in Health and Social Care or you have a Care Certificate from another NHS Organisation.
  • If you are not a student nurse and have one of the qualifications above, you will have a minimum of 3 months’ experience in the last 2 years in a hospital or hospice environment.

What you will get in return:

  • Access to 24-hour Service Centre and easy to use Online Booking & Shift Management Portal.
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension.
  • Paid annual leave, statutory maternity and paternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria).
  • Training and Development Opportunities.
  • Flexible working environment.
  • Competitive Weekly Pay Scheme and Incentives.

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.




Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.
We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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Healthcare Assistant - Generic

National Health Service

Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, HC
5 days ago
Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, HC
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
5 days ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 418-HCA0285-DC-V

Employer:
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Trustwide
Location:
Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital, Luton
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.


We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individuals who are committed to delivering a high standard of patient care on our busy but friendly wards. As a healthcare assistant you will be a valued member of the team and support our nurses to look after our patients. You will be involved in a variety of duties such as bathing, toileting and the monitoring of patient observations.

As a vital member of our team, we know that you are often the first person our patients talk with and trust. We want to be able to support you in this role and help you develop. As such, we are offering you development and support through your care certificate and an apprenticeship qualification. You will be expected to complete the National Care Certificate within 12 weeks of commencement (if full time) and if you do not hold a Level 2 or higher qualification in Health & Social Care you will need to complete the Clinical Apprenticeship in General Health.

If you are 18 or over and can show empathy and understanding whilst maintaining patients self-respect and dignity, we would like to hear from you, previous experience of working in a health care setting would be an advantage but not essential.

PLEASE NOTE:

You will be expected to be able to work a variety of shifts, including long days, long nights, weekends and public holidays.

When you come for assessment you will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test. This test is necessary in order to ensure you meet the requirements of apprenticeship study at a later date. The test can be challenging and we recommend that you review your English and Maths knowledge prior to completing this. You are allowed to bring in a calculator for the numeracy assessment, we do suggest that you go onto "google" and type in "Numeracy and Literacy" NHS tests and use these to practice in readiness for the assessment on the day. There are free samples to use and there are some you have to pay for. A couple of free websites to use are: "Developing your Potential Recruitment" and "Practice Tests - Edexcel".

Please ensure that you complete your supporting statement in full in order to evident your interest in the role of a healthcare assistant.

Assessments will be held on Saturday 13th March 2021. Successful candidates will be invited for a remote interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blenda Correya

agnes.correya@ldh.nhs.uk

Naana Owusu

naana.owusu@ldh.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

Blenda Correya

agnes.correya@ldh.nhs.uk

Naana Owusu

naana.owusu@ldh.nhs.uk



Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

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HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

Westminster Homecare

Aylesbury, HC
8 days ago
Aylesbury, HC
8 days ago

Westminster Homecare New Starter Bonus!

We want YOU to join our team!

To give you that extra reason to come over to Westminster Homecare we are offering a £500 joining bonus!

Join us and get a £500 bonus in your first pay!* (T's & C's apply)

This is a great opportunity to work at the weekends as a Health Care Assistant with Westminster Homecare. To become one of the best, no previous experience is required.

To join as a Health Care Assistant at he weekends, you'll need the right values, behaviours and attitudes. We look for people who are dedicated and compassionate so that we can continue to deliver the very best care available.

Join our growing team of Health Care Assistants and you'll take on a varied and rewarding role. Meet our service users and you'll be developing rich, new experiences with people who value your work.

Health Care Assistant Requirements

No previous experience is required. Your training is fully funded. We look for people who share our values.

  • Committed to delivering the highest standards of care
  • Work together as a team to achieve the highest quality service at all times
  • Respect and preserve the dignity of our services users
  • Enable and encourage our service users to remain as independent as possible

If you feel you have these qualities, then please Apply or contact us.

Care in the community services we provide:

Typical services include:

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Support
  • Meal Preparation
  • Domestic assistance
  • Emotional and Social support
  • Additional tasks as required

What we offer each Health Care Assistant

This is a great package for the right Care Assistant who wants to work at weekends:

  • Career Development
  • WHC Discount Benefit Scheme - Blue Light Card
  • Fully funded training and development - NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and more specialist training
  • Fully paid training
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive pay rate
  • Mileage
  • Bank Holiday Pay, Paid Annual Leave, Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Pension
  • Refer a Friend Incentive
  • Hastee Pay - financial wellbeing benefit

*Get paid a £500 bonus in your first pay when you join us, but you have to stay with us a minimum of 6 months.

Clawback Clause - if you leave within 6 months £500 must be returned to Westminster Homecare

Our Recruitment Process

As a CQC regulated employer, Westminster Homecare is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced disclosure among other checks. Professional and character references will be requested only at the time of a conditional offer of employment.

About Westminster Homecare

We started delivering personalised care and support to people of all ages and abilities during 1999.

Today, we provide over 2 million hours of support each year to over 3000 people through a network of 19 branches. We work in partnership with some 40 Local Authorities & CCGs.

With a team of over 2,000 compassionate, dedicated and highly skilled Care Practitioners, we enable those we support to continue living independently in their own homes.

Health and Safety

At Westminster Homecare, we take your safety seriously. We ensure that we meet all Government guidelines when it comes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The safety of our staff and service users is paramount.

Job Type

full-time

Posted

3 days ago

Description

Health Care Assistants, Hospice at Home/Continuing Healthcare

Garden House Hospice Care

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

Working as part of a wider team, you will visit patients in their homes in and around North Hertfordshire to provide basic nursing and personal care support. Our aim is to ensure patients with life limiting illnesses, and those who matter to them, are at the centre of the care we provide whilst enabling them to be comfortable and remain in their own homes.

The role will at times be demanding but also very rewarding. Our service is operational 7 days a week - 8.00 am to 9.30 pm each day. You will need to be able to work flexibly, have access to a car and a UK driving licence.

Main duties of the job

Garden House Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for patients who are facing life limiting illnesses enabling them to have the best possible quality of life.

You will be an experienced Health Care Assistant and possess (or be working towards) an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health Care. Ideally you will have experience of working in the community and be able to demonstrate excellent caring, communication and team working skills.

About us

Our benefits include 27 days annual leave, pension, unsocial hours payments in line with Agenda for Change and business mileage. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Health Care Assistant Hospice at Home / Continuing Health Care

Accountable to: Director of Patient Services

Reporting to: Sister/Senior Sister Hospice at Home

Band: 2/3

Overall aim

To participate in the delivery of a high standard of basic nursing care, to the level, experience and assessed competence he/she has acquired to patients in their homes. To offer support to patients and families To work within the care plan and support the Primary Care Team and key worker

1. Clinical Function

The post holder shall:

1.1 assist the patient in all aspects of personal care, following the individualised care plans prescribed, maintaining privacy and dignity

1.2 promote open and sensitive dialogue in order to support the patient and family

1.3 assist in the establishment of caring relationships with patients and their families, including those with challenging behaviours, those with communication difficulties and those whose first language is not English, using a diverse, appropriate and intuitive range of compassionate communication skills.

1.4 communicate and liaise with the key worker, reporting any change in the patients condition

1.5 maintain confidentiality at all times.

1.6 practice within Garden House Hospice policies and procedures, for the care of patients in their own homes

1.7 maintain accurate nursing records and data and ensure the continuity of care through verbal, written and electronic handover to Senior Nurse, other team members and other members of the multi professional team, where appropriate.

1.7 undertake other duties commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may include working in other areas of the hospice service

1.8 support equality and value diversity

1.9 participate in audit

1.10 assist in maintaining a safe clinical environment

1.11 ensure that resources are used appropriately and effectively and that all supplies are used safely and economically.

2. Health and Safety Function

The post holder shall:

2.1 take all measures to maintain the safety and well being of patients, relatives and staff in accordance with the Health and Safety Act and Hospice Health and Safety Policy.

2.2 become familiar with procedures for dealing with incidents such as accidents or fire and report and escalate any accidents, incidents to Sister/Senior Sister.

2.3 attend fire lectures annually and take part in maintaining fire safety within the building.

2.4 attend moving and handling and other mandatory training annually and undertake e-learning as required.

2.5 comply with the lone worker policy at all times

2.6 attend mandatory training annually and undertake e-learning as required

3. Education Function The post holder shall:

3.1 maintain and improve own competence and skills by attending Hospice education programme, or external courses as appropriate.

3.2 attend and take part in reflective supervision sessions.

3.3 take part in annual appraisals, six monthly reviews and regular monthly one to one meetings with allocated supervisor.

3.4 develop competency in designated clinical skills.

3.5 help promote hospice and palliative care philosophy inside and outside the Hospice

6.0 Additional Responsibilities

6.1 There is a requirement to comply with all the hospice policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Health & Safety, confidentiality and the Data Protection Act, as required by Information Governance.

6.2 Each member of the hospice team has a responsibility to contribute to the clinical governance programme.

6.3 Each team member to take appropriate action to maintain the highest level of infection prevention and control.

7.0 Purpose and core values

All Hospice staff are expected to work in line with Garden House Hospice Care Purpose and Core Values as these act as a value base which directly influences how all work activities are undertaken. The ethos of the Hospice should be apparent in the behaviours and attitudes of all employees as the work they undertake, whether it is direct or indirect care, is ultimately for the benefit of patients. The Purpose and Core Values are an integral part of all job descriptions, recruitment, the probationary period and performance and development reviews.

8.0 Data Security & Protection All Hospice staff are required to comply with legislation pertaining to Data Security and Protection which incorporates Information Governance and General Data Protection Regulations. Staff are expected to familiarise themselves with the content of the Data Security and Protection policy and comply with these requirements. Any breach of this policy must be raised to the Data Protection and Security responsible officer following the correct reporting procedure outlined in the policy.

9.0 Enablement To support patients in a way that gives them choice, autonomy, maximises their function and wellbeing and enables them to live as independently as possible within the limitations of illness wherever Garden House Hospice Care support is given.

10.0 Additional information

10.1 This job description sets out the key tasks and responsibilities. It is not intended to be comprehensive. It is essential that it should be regarded with a degree of flexibility so that the changing needs of the organisation can be met.

10.2 This job description will be reviewed with the post holder annually as part of the appraisal process. Any proposed amendments will be with the agreement of the appropriate member of the Senior Leadership Team. "team" refers to all members of staff including volunteers

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 2 Qualification in Adult Health
  • and Social Care, including the Care
  • Certificate or working towards this
  • qualification.
  • Good standard of general education

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate:
  • Experience of caring for ill
  • people

Desirable

  • Working with or as a volunteer

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Garden House Hospice Care

Address

Gillison Close

Letchworth Garden City

Hertfordshire

SG6 1QU


Employer's website

https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/