Community Healthcare Assistant

Salary: WTE: £17,460.00 to £18,702.00

Closing Date: 19/11/2018

Community Healthcare Assistant

Salary:             WTE: £17,460.00 to £18,702.00
Hours:             20 – 25 hours per week & bank

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk living with a progressive or terminal illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice. Through medicine and therapy we ease pain; we give life purpose and make life liveable.  We are well respected and praised for our responsiveness and expertise by people we serve.

St Elizabeth Hospice received an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating 2017. 

As a Community Healthcare Assistant at St Elizabeth Hospice you will provide end of life care for people in their own home. Most people do not choose hospital as the place to die, but sadly many people will die there. The hospice is working in partnership with the hospital, commissioners and other community teams in a new initiative to give patients more choices where they receive care at the end of life.

Providing care can mean a quicker discharge from hospital or prevent an inappropriate admission, therefore enabling a patient to remain at home with their loved ones.

As a member of the hospice team you will make a meaningful difference to patients and their loved ones.

“It is a privilege to be part of a dedicated team that can provide excellent care and support to patients on their own home”   Community Healthcare Assistant

We are looking for people who have experience of caring for patients at the end of life to join our growing team. You will need to have an NVQ2 or Care Certificate or be willing to work towards either of these.

We operate a rostered shift pattern between the hours of 8am -10pm, seven days a week including bank holidays. The length of the shift is usually 5 hours but flexibility is required with regard to start and finish times.

We offer a competitive salary, pay travel time, fuel costs, generous holiday allowance, pension (NHS pensions transferable) and other benefits.

For more details about this role please read the job description and person specification.

We are offering a unique opportunity for interested applicants to come to an Open Day at the hospice on 9th November 2018 to hear first-hand the rewards and fulfilment in working in an environment where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.  There will be two sessions during the day, 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm.  Please attend either session, no need to book.  For further details on the Open Day please contact Linda Wilder on 01473 707046 or

Closing Date:             19th November 2018
Interviews:                 tbc

Previous applicants need not apply.  Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.   Thank you for your interest in St Elizabeth Hospice.

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