East Lancashire Hospice

Health Care Assistant - Supportive Palliative Care (Hospice at Home)

Job Title:  Health Care Assistant – Supportive Palliative Care (Hospice at Home)  
Responsible to:  Clinical Lead 
Hours:  Negotiable (minimum of 20 hours maximum 35 hours worked on a rota basis over 7 days inclusive of nights, days, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays)   
Contract type:  Permanent subject to 6 month probationary period                                      
Salary:  £10.78 per hour 
Closing Date:  Will close as soon as number of suitable applications received Interview Date:   To be confirmed.­ 
Job summary: 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in our developing Hospice at Home service providing support in the community for individuals with life limiting illness. Check out the Job description and person specifi­cation attached. Preference for nights? Chat to us – permanent nights available. Do you meet the essential skills we require for this post?  If so, we would love to hear from you.  
You will work supporting patients and families in their own homes, delivering high standards of holistic care to the patient and their families. Whilst promoting independence and quality of life and engaging in activity that is meaningful to patients and those that matter to them, you will support individuals to remain in their own home environment preventing avoidable admissions to hospital. You will work without direct supervision in accordance with care plans provided by registered practi­ti­oners.  
Our service cover the communities of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and the ability to travel across these areas is essential. Applicants must be aware that the nature of this work means a commitment and ability to undertake a significant amount of night duty.  
You will be required to positively engage with oppor­tuni­ties for development and maintenance of skills and knowledge including rotational placement within other clinical areas including for example the Inpatient Unit and Support and Wellbeing Service.  In return, East Lancashire Hospice provides an excellent working environment with regular oppor­tuni­ties for support and development 

All enquiries and any further information regarding the above can be obtained from:
Carol Swindells – Clinical Lead Support and Wellbeing -
Carol.Swindells@eastlancshospice.org.uk  / Telephone 01254 287025
Application forms and Job descriptions are available to download from our website:  www.­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk alter­natively these documents can be obtained from the general admi­nis­tra­tion team on 01254 287016  

Please download: 

- Job description 

- Application form