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Senior Nursing Assistants & Nursing Assistants - Hospice at Home

You will receive an excellent personalised training programme making this a wonderful opportunity to develop your skills as a Nursing Assistant in the specialist field of palliative care.

As we expand our current Hospice at Home Service, we are looking for enthusiastic Nursing Assistants to work alongside Registered Nurses to help ensure that our patients and their families experience the best possible care in their own homes. (At times you may be required to cover absence on our in-patient unit within our Leckhampton Hospice building in Cheltenham).

To join us as a Nursing Assistant you will ideally have an NVQ level 2 or be working towards one and some experience of working in a community setting is also preferred. To join us as a Senior Nursing Assistant you must have an NVQ level 3 and community experience.

A full UK driving license with insurance cover that allows business use is required for both positions. Various hours are available on a rota that covers the 24 hour period. Flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of our patients. Night sitting is optional.

**In return you will receive excellent training and employee benefits including**

• £15,269 - £17,648 (DOE)
• £7.83ph - £9.05ph (DOE)
• Paid mileage at 45p per mile
• Competitive enhancements: weekends 45%, nights 30% and public holidays 60%
• Company pension scheme
• 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays
• Option to buy and sell up to five days holiday
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Enhanced sick pay
• Paid qualifications
• Corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services
• Staff discount of 15% on new goods online at shop.sueryder.org
• Cash referral bonus scheme up to £1000
• Salary sacrifice car scheme
• Online Wellbeing Centre
• Free Will writing service
• Staff finance loans
• Free uniform
• Carers leave policy
• Subsidised onsite meals and drinks
• Structured induction programme and learning and development opportunities

Please apply today as we will be reviewing applications as we receive them or for an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit to Leckhampton Hospice please call Andrea Sharam on 01242 230199.

Job offers dependent upon satisfactory DBS clearance.

Other organisations may call this role Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Trainee Care Worker, Health & Social Care Worker, Social Care Worker, or Carer.

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.


Vacancy info

  • Organisation:Sue Ryder
  • Location:Cheltenham
  • Job type:Permanent
  • Occupational group:Charity sector
  • Service type:Community
  • Job term:Various hours
  • We pay for travel time: Yes
  • Salary:£7.83ph - £9.05ph (DOE)
  • Create date:5th Feb 2019
  • End date:19th Mar 2019

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