Health Care Assistant

12 month fixed term contract x 2 positions

37.5 hours a week, internal rotation (3 long days per week plus 1 additional shift per month)

£18,525 – £21,000 per annum, plus a 16% shift allowance

A highly rewarding and exciting opportunity has arisen for two self-motivated Health Care Assistants to join our In-Patient Unit team at this exciting time as we develop and expand our Hospice site.

Here at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes we offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease. You will be caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes.

We are welcoming candidates looking for truly rewarding position, who want to deliver the highest quality of care and who embody our Hospice Values, who are keen to join a caring, compassionate and diverse multi-disciplinary team delivering care of the highest quality.

Working alongside and in support of the multi-disciplinary team, responsibilities will include assisting in giving direct care to our patients and providing support to the IPU Lead Nurse, Deputy Lead Nurses and Registered Nurses.

The ideal applicant should hold a Care Certificate, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of the palliative needs of our patients and demonstrate a commitment to providing a high standard of care.

In return for your skills we offer generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays), free onsite parking, contributory pension scheme including continued membership of the NHS pension scheme where appropriate, enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision and excellent catering facilities onsite at the Hospice.

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

To apply please complete the application form and email it to:

Please note that we will be running this as a rolling recruitment and selection process therefore please submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

Closing Date: Thursday 2 February 2023

Interview Date: Thursday 9 February 2023

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We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.