Healthcare Assistant- West Cornwall

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England | Cornwall
Job function
Community Nursing & Care

We are searching for people who are looking to join us in this exciting development:  the first of its kind in Cornwall, to build a new team of carers who will be entirely committed to providing End of Life Care.

The service is a 24/7 service and comprises of day and night shifts.

CHC Fast Track End of Life Service – West Cornwall 

Healthcare Assistants- Various Contracts available

£9.57 per hour plus enhancements and mileage

You need to live within reasonable travelling distance of Penwith or North and South Kerrier (radius of 25 miles ideally)

Marie Curie is a Lead ‘Hands On’ provider of end of life care in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity; it gives us the ability to offer one to one holistic care for people in their own homes, supporting them at a time of their greatest need, in the place they have chosen to be, right up until the end of their life.

The Marie Curie CHC Fast Track End of Life Service – West Cornwall is a brand-new community based end of life care service to be provided by Marie Curie.

This service will be able to respond quickly to support patients and their carers who are eligible for end of life care support in their own homes.

  • Ideally you will have some experience in this type of care and a real interest in offering exceptional end of life care for people.
  • A level two qualification in care or above is desirable but not essential. Your interest and commitment to this exceptional care is important, together with a willingness to learn and develop specialist skills in end of life care.
  • 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. 

In return for your commitment and hard work, Marie Curie will offer comprehensive training packages, specialist training for end of life care, enhancements for out of hours working and a mileage allowance for travel to and from patients homes if you use your own car.

Please note that Marie Curie is not a NHS Employer. However successful candidates who were recently previous NHS workers may be eligible to continue contributions into their NHS Pension Scheme.

For an informal chat about the roles please contact Sue Egerton, Clinical Nurse Manager on 07515 133223.

Closing Date: 18th February 2019

Interview Date: TBC

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