In Patient Unit Host/Hostess

About the role

1 day per week, worked 7.45am – 8.30pm on a Wednesday; with occasional annual leave cover available 

Circa £10.50 per hour 

A rewarding opportunity for a compassionate and caring individual to join our IPU Host/Hostess team on the In-Patient Unit. 

Under the direction of the nurse in charge and as part of the multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of dietary requirements to patients. Duties will also include assisting with patient menu choices, ordering and distributing of meals, feeding patients where necessary, maintaining patient laundry supplies and preparing patient rooms for admissions. 

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate a positive, flexible attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. 

Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. In addition to our 15 bed In-Patient unit and Community Nursing provision, we have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Spiritual Care and a new Living Well Centre. 

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-  

  • To join a supportive and caring team   
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)   
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice   
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme  
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision 
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development 
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)    
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities   
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme   

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

Closing Date: 14 August 2023 

Please note this advert will close early if a high number of applications are received.  

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