Senior Healthcare Assistant – Hospice at Home


Closing Date: 29th November, 2020

Interview Date: 8th December, 2020

22.5 hrs/week

£19,337 to £21,142 (pro rata) per annum depending on experience

Permanent

‘I am confident that I can spend as much time with a patient that is necessary’

Rowcroft Hospice is an independent charity that provides comfort, support and specialist care to over 2,000 patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year.  Our Vision is to make every day the best it can be for all patients, and their families, living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.

We are recruiting SHCAs to our expanding Hospice at Home team in order for us to be able to provide care for more patients and families.

The SHCA posts are primarily day shifts and provide care in patients homes giving emotional and practical support. Our SHCAs are able to spend long periods of time with the patient and family so really get to know the issues and help to provide the solutions.

Whilst our focus is the patient who wishes to die at home, we provide support and advice to the whole family, giving an opportunity to deliver holistic care to the whole household. The hospice at home team visited 440 patients at home last year, they provided symptom control, emotional, psychological and spiritual support whilst also providing hands on care.

The successful candidates would need to have significant experience in caring and have a QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care or the equivalent and be passionate about providing good quality palliative care to people in their own homes. They would need to have excellent communication skills, work well on their own but also work within a very supportive team.

The postholders would be working shifts to cover 7 days a week.

For an informal discussion, please contact Karenne Weaver (Hospice at Manager) on 01803 217638 or Victoria Bartlett (Deputy Director of Patient Care) on 01803 217428.

Previous applications need not apply

Rowcroft Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Rowcroft Hospice – Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd
Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LS
Registered Charity No. 282723

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