Bank Health Care Assistant

  • Salary: £12 an hour Weekend and night supplement paid as extra
  • Contract: Bank
  • Hours: Full-time, Flexible working
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024

Would you like to join our hospice nursing team?

We have a vacancy to join Barnsley Hospice in a Bank Health Care Assistant role. This is a fantastic opportunity to support and assist registered nursing staff in delivering holistic care, in keeping with the needs and wished of patients and their loved ones.

Main duties of the role

  1. Help to deliver, monitor and evaluate individual care plans to patients, communicating effectively to the multi-disciplinary team and seeking advice and support from colleagues as necessary.
  2. Ensure that patient notes are updated accurately with relevant information on an ongoing basis.
  3. Report complaints or concerns promptly to the IPU Sister or a more senior member of staff.
  4. Follow hospice procedures and protocols in caring for patients at all times in order to minimise health and safety, infection and other risks and to maintain a high-quality service.
  5. Provide cover across hospice services as required.
  6. Participate in quality improvement, practice development and innovation activities in the team to provide best practice.
  7. Contribute to team learning and development activities to make improvements in practice.
  8. Maintain IT competency in order to make full use of equipment e.g. computers, tablets, e-mail, the internet and online training.
  9. Develop and maintain IT competency in the use of all Barnsley Hospice systems relevant to your role, including service specific systems.
  10. Recognise the purpose and roles of other professionals in own team and how to contribute as an effective team member.
  11. Develop good working relationships with other professionals whilst recognising boundaries of own role.
  12. Recognise how to access and utilise available support systems for self and others working in palliative care.

About us

Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative and end of life care to hundreds of local people and those close to them each year. Our main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for people living with a life-limiting illness, whilst supporting those close to them during the period of illness and bereavement. As a specialist care provider, the range of skills we offer include, pain and symptom management, emotional support and end of life care. The hospice currently employs about 100 people and has a team of volunteers, based both at the hospice and within our retail hub.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Barnsley Hospice.

For questions about the job, contact: Ward Sister Melanie Butcher melanie.butcher@barnsley-hospice.org – 01226 244 244

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