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Job summary

We are looking for two enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants to join the Marie Curie team covering our West Glamorgan Dementia Respite Service.

Main duties of the job

You will deliver care and support to patients with a diagnosis of Dementia in the last year of life whilst also offering vital emotional support for their families.

About us

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Title:Healthcare Assistant

Salary:Marie Curie Clinical Payscale Band 2 – £22,720 per annum

Hours:Full Time – 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday between 8am to 10pm)

Contract Type:Permanent

Based:West Glamorgan Dementia Respite Service

Closing date:20th September 2023

Interview date:TBC

What we are looking for:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to join our Dementia Respite service in West Glamorgan. You will deliver care and support to patients with a diagnosis of Dementia in the last year of life whilst also offering vital emotional support for their families.

With experience of End-of-Life care, you’re ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you’re sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families in their own homes. Working without close supervision, you’ll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient’s established care plan. You’ll be required to carry out a range of care duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records and emotional support to the patient and their families.

The ability to drive with access to a vehicle insured for business use is essential for this role.

Whats in it for you:

  • Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
  • Continuous development
  • Industry leading training programmes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Working

Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.

We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.

This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory criminal record check and requires driving.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Health and Social Care OR an equivalent alternative Level 2 Qualification i.e. NCFE level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services, BTEC level 2 Health and Social Care.
  • Functional skills at level 2 in numeracy and literacy or equivalent

Desirable

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • Level 3 in Health and Social Care OR an acceptable, alternative Level 3 Qualification
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • 6 Months experience (current) in a Health or Social Care Environment.
  • Recent experience of providing care and caring for dying patients.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a specialist palliative care setting
  • Experience of working Hospice / community setting
  • Experience of quality improvement, clinical audit, practice development and how this is used to improve care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Marie Curie

Address

Community Based

Swansea Bay

SA2 0AT

Employer’s website

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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