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Hospice to Home Multiskilled Healthcare Assistant

We want to provide outstanding care and support to everyone in North Devon who is impacted by a life limiting illness and together we can make this happen.  Everyone is a story and the ending matters.  We are proud to support and care for patients and their families at their most vulnerable time.  We want to make it possible for more people, who wish to stay at home, to be cared for in familiar surrounds and with friends and family around them.

We are developing our Hospice to Home Service to be more responsive and flexible to meet the needs of people who wish to remain at home. We have a great opportunity for experienced healthcare assistants to join our team and provide expert care to people across North Devon who need our support at end of life.  Our care is delivered during the day and at night so that people who need us can feel safe and supported in their own home.

You should already be an experienced healthcare worker with a qualification at level 3 in a health care topic and experience of working in a health or social care setting.  Previous experience of working in palliative or end of life care is not essential for this role, but a passion and commitment to work with patients and families at this time of life is.  We will support you to develop specialist skills in palliative and end of life care.

The Hospice to Home service is a 24/7 service and it is essential that you can flexibly work day and night shifts as the needs of the service require.  The role will involve working as part of the wider hospice services and collaboratively with district nursing teams to deliver individualised care to patients in their own homes.  As this post is based out in the community applicants must be able to travel across the North Devon area.

 The benefits of working for North Devon Hospice include:

  • An excellent working environment & beautiful outside areas
  • Free on-site parking
  • Personal pension scheme (continuation of NHS pension also possible)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Hospice Health cash Plan

We are there for all the family, do you want to be there too?

If you are interested in working in this very rewarding area of healthcare we would love to hear from you.  Informal discussion welcomed.  Please contact Lin Walkey, Community Palliative Care Team Lead, on 01271 344248.

This post is subject to Enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The closing date for this post is: 12 noon on 22nd August 2022

Interview date: 1st September 2022

Please submit your application at the earliest convenience.

It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals.  We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.

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