Senior Healthcare Assistant-Hospice Outreach Discharge Service (HODS) - Nottinghamshire Hospice
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Senior Healthcare Assistant- Hospice Outreach Discharge Service (HODS)


£25,605 pro rata based on 40 hours


40 hours/ 32 hours/ 24 hours contracts available

7 day rota Monday – Sunday with weekend and bank holiday working between the hours of 8am – 4.30pm

Close date

Mid-day 13 December 2023


Week commencing 18 December 2023

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The role

Have you ever considered working at Nottinghamshire Hospice but you don’t have experience in palliative care?

Time to think again!!

Nottinghamshire Hospice offers staff the unique privilege to walk alongside patients and their families on this final journey while providing care and support. We deliver high-quality, excellent palliative care for patients across Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire Hospice provides care and support for those living with a life-limiting condition while caring for families and friends as well, both before and after death.

People are cared for in their own home. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives, in ways that are important to THEM. This care may sometimes include the patient coming into the Hospice as part of our wellbeing and reablement offer.

You will work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team, in a professional service making a real difference in the lives of patients and their families. In an environment where the patient is truly the centre of care. You are part of a supportive and fun team where everyone is valued for their unique skills and experience. You do not need palliative care experience (although that would be great) as we offer a comprehensive induction package.

Our Hospice Outreach Discharge Support (HODS) Team provides care to people in their own homes during the day primarily through planned visits. You will work mainly in teams of two and the shifts run from 8am until 4.30pm 7 days per week. You will be expected to work on a rota basis throughout the week including weekends and bank holidays.

You must possess a full UK driving license and be able to drive a Hospice vehicle, which will include driving around a wide geographical area.

What’s in it for you?

  • Time to care for your patients.
  • Making a real difference for the patient and family.
  • Work in an environment where the patient is truly the centre of care.
  • The opportunity to work in the patient’s home and with other professionals.
  • You are part of a supportive and fun team where everyone is valued for their unique skills and experience.
  • You do not need to have Palliative care experience.
  • Full and part time opportunities are available.

You must have Health Care Assistant experience and possess a minimum of NVQ 3 or equivalent. Support will be given to the postholder to develop their career ambitions.    

Why you’ll love working here

Nottinghamshire Hospice is a great place to work!

As a charity we’re able to be creative, fleet of foot and inspiring in our approach to our services and how we work together.

Our CARE values are embedded throughout –Care, Acceptance, Resilience and Empathy.

We’re the leading Nottinghamshire provider and influencer of community-based palliative and end of life care, with ambitions to make a real difference to all those diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness. We have been established for 40 years and are at the heart of our communities who rely on our care and support.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to work for a local charity and be part of a great CARE movement then this is the opportunity for you.

How to apply

Download the application form. Please submit your completed application on the upload form below.

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Nottinghamshire Hospice is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

All job offers are subject to DBS checks, satisfactory references, occupational health assessment, proof of relevant professional qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK.

If you require special arrangements at any stage of the recruitment process, we will try to meet those requirements.

Nottinghamshire Hospice is fully committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion best practice within our workforce, as well as with our patients and supporters. We warmly welcome those from all backgrounds – this diversity is important for our journey and values and enriches the services we offer.

We particularly welcome applicants from minoritised ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ communities, applicants under the age of 40, applicants with disabilities, and male applicants for clinical roles, as they are currently under-represented within our workforce.

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