Nursing Assistant (Band 2)

Contract: 25 hours per week
Salary: Band 2 (£18,546-£19,918)
Location: Fair Havens Hospice
Closing Date: Jul 17, 2022

We are currently recruiting a Nursing Assistant to join our established In-Patient Unit, to deliver patient centred and holistic care. The successful applicant will be pivotal in caring for patients and their families.

The main responsibilities for this role include:

  • To work under the direction of the nurse in charge to participate in the delivery of the highest quality of nursing care.
  • To help create a welcoming, caring, safe and supportive environment for patients and families.
  • To co-ordinate the care of named patients during the working shift.
  • To act as key worker in liaison with the named nurse.
  • To assist the registered nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care in conjunction with the patient / family.

Candidates will have:

  • Proven experience in a healthcare environment
  • GCSE level or equivalent in maths and English
  • Intermediate keyboard and IT skills, working with Word, Excel and outlook, powerpoint
  • Numeracy skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills

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 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.

We are now offering £500 upon appointment and £500 upon completion of probation for all Nurse and Healthcare Assistant roles. 
Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To work under the direction of the nurse in charge to participate in the delivery of the highest quality of nursing care.
  • To help create a welcoming, caring, safe and supportive environment for patients and families.
  • To co-ordinate the care of named patients during the working shift.
  • To act as key worker in liaison with the named nurse.
  • To assist the registered nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care in conjunction with the patient / family.

Key benefits:

  • 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)