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Healthcare Assistant – Inpatient Unit

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Healthcare Assistant to join our Specialist Palliative Care Inpatient Unit.  Experience of Palliative Care would be ideal, but a passion for learning and holistic approach to patient centred care is essential.

Contact us now if you:

…have a care certificate / NVQ qualified level 2 or evidence of working at equivalent or apprenticeship standard in health or social care 

…have IT experience and willingness to input into an electronic record system following induction training

…have experience working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team

…can display willingness to assist patients in their day-to-day needs by providing holistic patient centred nursing care  

Job description

Proactively contribute to the delivery of high quality safe evidence-based care

• Deliver high quality Specialist Palliative and End of Life care as part of the Inpatient Unit multidisciplinary team

• Under the direction of a multi skilled team, support the assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient-centred care, ensuring a holistic approach that is sensitive and responsive to the patients’ ever changing needs

• To support the smooth running of a shift, ensuring staff and patients are safe

• As a member of the wider Peace Hospice Care staff, demonstrate delivery of Peace Hospice Care’s vision and values

Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.
Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’. These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview

Department: Clinical

Salary: £16,010 - £18,360pa full-time equivalent. pro rata to the hours worked

Closing date:

For more role details about this role please contact Caroline  Allen, Inpatient Unit Manager, on: 01923 335369

To apply please contact Human Resources on 01923 330 330 or email: recruitment@peacehospicecare.org.uk

Contact us now if you:

…have a care certificate / NVQ qualified level 2 or evidence of working at equivalent or apprenticeship standard in health or social care 

…have IT experience and willingness to input into an electronic record system following induction training

…have experience working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team

…can display willingness to assist patients in their day-to-day needs by providing holistic patient centred nursing care  

Job description

Proactively contribute to the delivery of high quality safe evidence-based care

• Deliver high quality Specialist Palliative and End of Life care as part of the Inpatient Unit multidisciplinary team

• Under the direction of a multi skilled team, support the assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient-centred care, ensuring a holistic approach that is sensitive and responsive to the patients’ ever changing needs

• To support the smooth running of a shift, ensuring staff and patients are safe

• As a member of the wider Peace Hospice Care staff, demonstrate delivery of Peace Hospice Care’s vision and values

Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.
Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’. These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview