Healthcare Assistant - Nights - Somerset

England | Avon & Somerset

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England | Avon & Somerset
Somerset (Somerton, Taunton, Yeovil, Frome)
Job function
Community Nursing & Care
£9.71 per hour

Permanent positions available: 
18 hours per week (2 nights) 
27 hours per week (3 nights) 
36 hours per week (4nights) 

Closing Date: 12 January 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants to join our Team of Marie Curie Nurses and Healthcare Assistants in Somerset. You will deliver care and support to people with terminal illnesses whilst also offering vital emotional support for their families.

Our Night services and shifts run from 10pm - 7am, delivering care on a 1:1 basis to support patients and families with palliative diagnosis in their own homes.

Flexible Bank contracts are also available. Please specify on your application the hours you are seeking. 

The roles are permanent, a car and being a confident driver is essential as you will work with your base location being home, working within a 25mile radius from your home address. 

Our Rates of pay: 
£9.71 per hour basic day rate 
£11.65 per hour Weekday Nights 
£12.62 Weekend nights and bank holidays 

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. You'll be required to carry out a range of duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records. A good basic understanding on symptom control is essential. 

To join our dedicated, caring team, you'll need relevant community experience, an S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma. Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are both crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support. Due to the nature of the role the ability to work nights is essential, as is access and use of a car. Access to a computer and the internet is required in order to meet mandatory training requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact Clinical Nurse Manager Charlotte Holland on 07515 135233. 

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.