Healthcare Assistant Planned Service - Lanarkshire

Scotland | Lanarkshire

This vacancy is now closed

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Scotland | Lanarkshire
Job function
Community Nursing & Care
£9.71 per hour

Hours:  As and When

Closing Date: 22nd September 2019

Interview Date: 2nd October 2019

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to cover the Lanarkshire area in Scotland.

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/or 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 to working shifts and access and use of a car is essential and access to a computer and the internet. 

For more information please review the full job description attached

Please note all new workers in a care at home service are required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You will therefore be required to register within six months of your joining date.

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.