HCA – Adult Community

Contract: Part time - 20 hours per week
Salary: Dependant on experience
Grade: NHS AfC: Band 2
Closing Date: 30th June 2024

  • Work in partnership with patients/ families, allowing them to guide routines of care.
  • Help create a caring, safe and supportive environment for patients in their own homes.
  • Follow a clearly written personalised care plan.
  • Work effectively under the direction of registered nurses to deliver high quality safe and effective care.
  • Communicate effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Liaise with other care staff and pass on information at changes of shift.
  • Be observant to changing conditions of patients and report to a registered practitioner.
  • Ensure patients nutritional needs are met.
  • Maintain accurate records of patient care according to Havens Hospices policies.
  • Perform the tasks relating to care of the recently deceased person, with tact, consideration and dignity.
  • Assist with the care of a patient after death, to provide bereavement support, assist with planning and liaising with funeral directors
  • Be aware of the needs of the whole family and to encourage trust and open communication, as well as offering emotional and practical support, especially to distressed relatives.
  • Ensure patients wellbeing is prioritised and appropriate referrals are made to relevant specialist services
  • Assist patients where required with the administration and recording of medication following appropriate policies and procedures, with a frequent requirement for concentration on this task