Hospice at Home Nursing Assistants

Contract: Full or Part Time
Location: Within the community, based at Little Havens
Closing Date: Jan 9, 2022

Band 2

We are currently recruiting for three Nursing Assistants to join our established Hospice at Home team, to provide physical, social, emotional and spiritual care.

Candidates will have:

  • Experience in relevant care work.
  • Proven awareness of the possible needs of patients and families under the care of the hospice.
  • Knowledge of illness as a carer and the ability to recognise when a person has physical, social, psychological or spiritual needs.
  • The commitment and understanding of the hospice/palliative care philosophy.
  • Full valid UK Driving Licence/Car Owner.

The successful applicant will be a Hospice employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable people and carers, they may certainly come into contact with those who are caring for vulnerable people and or their carers. It is necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In order to comply with our duty of care, Havens Hospices require all our staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless a medical evidenced exemption applies.

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To work as a member of the Hospice at Home team and be part of the wider Community Hospice service.
  • To provide physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in the home in agreement with the patient and the family co-ordinated by Hospice at Home.

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)