Together for Short Lives
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Organisation
Rainbows Hospice
Post date
12 April 2024
Closing date
26 April 2024
Location
Loughborough
Salary
£22,310
Hours
37.5
Contact email
emma.burton@rainbows.co.uk

Do you have experience working with babies, children, or young people with complex needs? Are you NVQ qualified or do you hold a care certificate? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same?

If yes, then this role could be for you!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Hospice Care Assistant (HCA) to join our valued members of the clinical care team. You will join a unique and vibrant team providing 1:1 care to babies, children and young people who have complex needs or who are palliative and at the end of life.

This will involve shift duties which cover the 24-hour period, 7 days per week.

Benefits of working at Rainbows:

  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Training and support in palliative care.
  • Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.
  • Bupa Cashback plan.
  • Life Assurance.
  • 27 days holiday.
  • Plus, bank holiday allowance but expectation to work bank holidays in this role.
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to occupational health.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Subsidised meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Shift enhancements.

About the role:

As an HCA you will work under the direction of a shift coordinator, providing family centred care for babies, children and young people who have a range of complex needs or who are palliative and at the end of life. You will assist in all aspects of personal care, supporting the implementation of care plans as well as organise and participate in hydrotherapy, music therapy or art therapy sessions. You will also work alongside families, supporting siblings during sibling events and whilst resident at the Hospice, participating in outings or activities.

Further responsibilities in the role of a HCA at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.

About you:

As the ideal candidate, you will already be an experienced HCA or have a relevant background in caring for others within a school, community, or health care setting. It is desirable for you to have experience working with babies, children, or young people with complex needs and to understand the high standard of clinical care needed for those who are palliative and at the end of life.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team is essential. It is desirable for you to understand safeguarding as well as professional boundaries as this will be assessed at interview stage.

Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

For further information about this role and the responsibilities please contact Zena Barrett (Lead Nurse Clinical Operations) on zena.barratt@rainbows.co.uk

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ to complete an online application form. If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the people team at recruitment@rainbows.co.uk

This role is subject to an Enhanced/Basic DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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