Status: various options permanent to bank, full or part time hours
Salary: WTE: £18,546 to £19,918 – band 2
Closing Date: 21/11/2021
Are you a highly motivated team player? Would you like to develop your skills in palliative care?
If so, come and make a difference at St Elizabeth Hospice.
Rated ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive or life-limiting 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 seeking permanent or bank Healthcare Assistants with an interest in palliative care to work within our multi-disciplinary team who provide physical, psycho-social and spiritual care to patients and their families in the 18 bed Inpatient Unit in Ipswich.
Our permanent roles can be flexible, with full time or part time hours available. As a bank Healthcare Assistant, we will call you to offer occasional shifts, this may be planned or at short notice, for a full shift or as ad hoc additional hours, so flexibility and commitment is essential.
The ideal candidate will be a committed, motivated and highly flexible individual with NVQ Level II in direct care or equivalent.
Why working at St Elizabeth Hospice is so special:
St Elizabeth Hospice offers the unique opportunity to work alongside our outstanding multi-disciplinary team, providing planned and reactive or urgent care to patients and support to their loved ones.
Every patient and family member is valued and we pride ourselves in giving dedicated time to care for patients, whether it is in a patient’s home, on the telephone through OneCall or at the Inpatient Unit in Ipswich.
As well as joining our rewarding and well-respected organisation, St Elizabeth Hospice is here to support your career, with progression and training opportunities available to enhance your skills and development.
St Elizabeth Hospice is an innovative and compassionate organisation. Hear from the nursing staff themselves on why working at St Elizabeth Hospice is so special:
“Joining the hospice is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can’t imagine working anywhere else, it’s a very special place to be and to work.”
“Many people have said it must be very sad to work at the hospice, which it can be, but it is also the most uplifting and positive place that I have ever worked.”
“I wouldn’t change my job for the world. Being able to continue supporting people during difficult times in their lives, has been one of the most rewarding and proudest moments in my career.”
“People often assume working at the hospice is dark, gloomy and sad, but this is not the case. We work with the living and help make a difference to people during very difficult times in their lives. It is a real privilege to be a part of an organisation that provides this special care and I have felt this same feeling ever since I joined.”
“I have seen the best of people when they are in their hardest times and to be able to use my skills and experience to help these people is very important to me.”
For more information please contact Sharon Cave, IPU Sister on 01473 727776, Sharon.Cave@stelizabethhospice.org.uk to arrange an informal meeting/tour of the hospice and to discuss opportunities. Also, please see the job description and person specification.
Interview date: to be confirmed
Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.