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Carer/Health Care Assistant

Organisation
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Post date
9 May 2022
Closing date
23 May 2022
Location
Bucks and west Herts
Salary
Rennie Grove Band 3 £9.51 to £11.23 per hour
Hours
37.5 - 44 hours per week
Contact email
jobs@renniegrove.org

Could you care for people nearing the end of their life and make a real difference at this important time?

Would you find it rewarding to support family members so that they can make every moment with their loved ones matter?

Are you looking for a job with flexible working opportunities offering a better work-life balance?

If you’ve answered yes to the questions above and you are passionate about helping people at the end of their lives to stay at home with their families, we would love to hear from you.

Due to the ongoing success of the Rapid Personalised Care Service, we continue to expand our service and are looking for new people to join our team. We welcome applications from applicants with a keen interest in caring for people and a passion for palliative care in the community – all training will be provided. We have a range of flexible contracts available between 37.5 – 44 hours per week.

As a Carer/Health Care Assistant in the RPCS you will provide personalised care and support for patients nearing the end of lives to keep them at home with their families and carers.

You will visit patients in their own homes across the Rennie Grove catchment area (Buckinghamshire or west Hertfordshire) so a car and driving licence will be essential.

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To be successful in the role you’ll need:

  • a caring and empathetic approach
  • the ability to work effectively in an emotionally demanding environment
  • to be able to observe and report changes in patients’ conditions
  • to work autonomously and as an effective member of our team

The following will be particularly helpful:

  • care certificate / NVQ qualification level 2
  • experience of working within a care setting
  • relevant experience in assisting patients with their personal hygiene

We offer development, flexible working, opportunity to sustain your NHS pension, opportunities to volunteer and 27 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).

At Rennie Grove Hospice Care, we’re all about making every moment matter for our patients and families, and you can play your part in that. We provide care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness, and their families. It’s important work and, to make it all happen, we need talented and passionate people.

Are you ready to make a difference? Click here to apply on NHS Jobs

For an informal chat about this role contact Kim Ward, Clinical Education & Quality Lead – RPCS on 07984 427414.

If successful, you’ll join on the first working day of the month so we can best support you with our structured induction programme.

We encourage and strongly recommend our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applications will be reviewed and inivted to interview as received. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we find a successful applicant.

Interviews: TBC

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