Healthcare Assistant Kirklees & Greater Huddersfield

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Bradford

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant Multi Visit Service

Based: Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield areas

Hours/Contract Type: 144 hours per month working Days (24 shifts per month)

Will consider Part Time Hours

Salary: £10.19 per hr plus 20% enhancements for night work (22:00 to 07:00) 30% for B/H weekends

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021

Interview date: TBC

As a Healthcare Assistant with Marie Curie, you'll be there for people in their time of greatest need. We provide free specialist support and care to patients with terminal illnesses whilst offering vital emotional support for their families. It's all about giving them the best possible quality of life. The support we offer is tailored to meet individuals' medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

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 duties including monitoring symptoms, helping to assist with medications, undertaking simple dressing and continence care, and keeping detailed records. You'll also help patients to meet their hygiene and dietary needs.

You must be able to drive and have access and use of a car with Business insurance

What we are looking for:

  • NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma and relevant up to date experience in the palliative care setting.
  • Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A flexible approach is essential

What’s 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

For an informal chat about this role please contact Nigel Taylor on 07469 376540 or [email protected]

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 Enhanced Adult criminal record check.

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

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


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