Healthcare Assistant- West Cornwall

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England | Cornwall
West Cornwall
Job function
Community Nursing & Care
£9.71 per hour

CHC Fast Track End of Life Service – West Cornwall 

Various Contracts available

Closing Date: 15th May 2019

Interview Date: TBC

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.

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.

About Us

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.

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