HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS - NIGHTS
MARIE CURIE NURSING SERVICE – HAMBLETON & RICHMOND
£9.57 per hour plus enhancements
72 contracted hour per month and bank hours available
Marie Curie are here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Our Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
With experience of End of Life care, you're ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you're sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families - usually in their own homes. Working without close supervision, you'll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient's established care plan. You'll be required to carry out a range of duties including monitoring symptoms, helping to assist with medications, undertaking simple dressing and continence care, and keeping detailed records. You'll also help patients to meet their hygiene and dietary needs.
To join our dedicated, caring team, you'll need an S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma and relevant experience – ideally within a care setting. Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support. We expect you to have a talent for forging strong empathetic relationships with all kinds of people, whilst providing palliative care. Due to the nature of the role a flexible approach including the ability to work nights is essential, access and use of a car is essential and access to a computer and the internet.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an excessive amount of applications.
Marie Curie is not a NHS Employer, however successful candidates can continue with their NHS Pension Contributions.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE STATE ON YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BANK WORK OR CONTRACTED HOURS.