Health Care Assistant Overnight

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

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Job summary

As a Health Care Assistant with Rennie Grove in the Overnight team, you'll support the Overnight team by:

  • Visiting and spending time with patients and their families in their own homes.
  • Responding to telephone calls and requests for patient visits.
  • Working effectively with Primary Healthcare Teams.

Rennie Grove Band 3 £18,921 - £22,333 pa (pro rata)

Hours: 1 - 4 nights per week

Closing: 18 July 2022 at 12 noon

Interviews: w/c 25 July 2022

Main duties of the job

Visit and spend time with patients and families in their own homes. You'll therefore need:

  • NVQ level 2 as a Health Care Assistant (you will be required to complete NVQ level 3 within the first year of employment)
  • recent experience within a care setting
  • relevant experience in assisting patients with their personal hygiene
  • proven experience of working effectively in a team
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • good decision making skills
  • ability to work effectively in an emotionally demanding environment
  • a caring and empathetic approach
  • ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of the team
  • ability to maintain confidentiality.

About us

At Rennie Grove Hospice Care, we're all about making every moment matter for our patients and families, and you can play your part in that. We provide care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness, and their families, visiting day and night. It's important work and, to make it all happen, we need talented and passionate people.

We can offer:

  • a supportive environment
  • personal development
  • flexible working
  • opportunities to sustain your NHS pension
  • opportunities to volunteer
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • NMC registration fees paid
  • passionate team with quality at the heart of what we do.

If successful, you'll join on the first working day of the month so we can best support you with our structured induction programme.

We encourage and strongly recommend our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Date posted

09 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£18,921 to £22,333 a year Rennie Grove Band 3 £18,921 - £22,333 per annum (pro rata)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0346-22-2675

Job locations

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Icknield Way

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP234JX


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Visit and spend time with patients and families in their own homes.
  • Work overnight with patients and their families in the home environment, alongside a trained Nurse at all times.
  • Respond to all telephone calls and requests for patient visits received via Bucks Urgent Care.
  • Work effectively together and build relationships with specified Primary Healthcare Teams.
  • Promote the Rennie Grove mission and values within the local community.
  • Work within the Rennie Grove Competency and NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

For the full job description please read the supporting documents.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Visit and spend time with patients and families in their own homes.
  • Work overnight with patients and their families in the home environment, alongside a trained Nurse at all times.
  • Respond to all telephone calls and requests for patient visits received via Bucks Urgent Care.
  • Work effectively together and build relationships with specified Primary Healthcare Teams.
  • Promote the Rennie Grove mission and values within the local community.
  • Work within the Rennie Grove Competency and NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

For the full job description please read the supporting documents.

Person Specification

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • IT literate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appropriate standard of English for Rennie Grove Band 3 level. Good decision making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in an emotionally demanding environment.
  • Ability to assess patients for changes in their condition.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ Level 2 as a Health Care Assistant (You will be required to complete your NVQ Level 3 within the first year of your employment)

Desirable

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Personal qualities/other

Essential

  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships within a small team.
  • Caring and empathetic approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure.
  • Uses initiative.
  • Commitment to Rennie Grove mission and aims.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience within a care setting.
  • Relevant experience in assisting patients with their personal hygiene.
  • Proven experience of working effectively in a team.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a specialist palliative care setting.
  • Experience of working within a community setting.
Person Specification

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • IT literate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appropriate standard of English for Rennie Grove Band 3 level. Good decision making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in an emotionally demanding environment.
  • Ability to assess patients for changes in their condition.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ Level 2 as a Health Care Assistant (You will be required to complete your NVQ Level 3 within the first year of your employment)

Desirable

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Personal qualities/other

Essential

  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships within a small team.
  • Caring and empathetic approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure.
  • Uses initiative.
  • Commitment to Rennie Grove mission and aims.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience within a care setting.
  • Relevant experience in assisting patients with their personal hygiene.
  • Proven experience of working effectively in a team.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a specialist palliative care setting.
  • Experience of working within a community setting.

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.

Additional information

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

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Address

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Icknield Way

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP234JX


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Address

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Icknield Way

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP234JX


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

09 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£18,921 to £22,333 a year Rennie Grove Band 3 £18,921 - £22,333 per annum (pro rata)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0346-22-2675

Job locations

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Icknield Way

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP234JX


Supporting documents