Senior Healthcare Assistant – Hospice at Home


Closing Date: 24th September, 2018

Interview Date: 5th October, 2018

22.5 hours per week: Predominately 9 hour night shifts – alternating two nights a week and three nights a week

£17,787 – £20,448 (Pro Rata)

Permanent Contract

Rowcroft Hospice at Home service cares for patients, and their families, helping them to achieve their preference to be cared for at home in the final days of life.  We provide care and advice 24 hours a day across the 300 square miles of South Devon.

To provide around the clock care we are looking to recruit more staff to help us provide our service throughout South Devon. The role of the Rowcroft Hospice at Home Senior Healthcare Assistants is to help provide 24 hour nursing care and support to patients, and their families and carers, in the last two weeks of life. This care is usually delivered in the patient’s own home or residential home.

The successful candidate will have a QCF (NVQ) level 3 in Health and Social Care with significant experience as a Health Care Assistant in a health care environment. In addition they will have some experience of working in palliative care or the community setting.

Ability to travel throughout South Devon is required.

Previous experience in End of Life Care would be an advantage but equally important is a passion for quality in care and the belief that the patient and their family are at the centre of everything we do.

There is an expectation that the post holders will work flexibly within the Rowcroft Hospice at Home team in regards to shift patterns, according to the needs of the service. There will also be the opportunity to work on the Inpatient Unit to enhance skill development.

If you want to know more about this post, please contact Bev Stevenson, Rowcroft Hospice at Home Manager, on 01803 217620.

Please apply now or alternatively, you may contact the Human Resources Department on 01803 210860 or email [email protected].

Please note:  This vacancy will be closed once 50 applications have been received.  If we haven’t contacted you within two weeks of the closing date you will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Rowcroft Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Rowcroft Hospice – Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd
Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LS
Registered Charity No. 282723

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