Nursing Assistant - Palliative Care - Inpatient Unit

Job details
Posting date: 17 March 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £8.80 - £9.59p/h plus enhancements and Benefits
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 April 2021
Location: Moggerhanger, MK44 3RJ
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: J105-SDNAIPUSTJ02

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Nursing Assistant – Palliative Care - In-Patient Unit

St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RJ
37.5 hours per week on a shift rotation basis (inc nights & weekends)
£8.72 - £9.40 per hour (depending upon experience) plus enhancements & benefits

You are invited to join us at Sue Ryder St John's Hospice, rated as outstanding by the CQC.

We have excellent opportunities for experienced carers to join our team on the in-patient unit at St John’s Hospice. If you are an enthusiastic and committed carer who is interested in a rewarding career within palliative care we'd like to hear from you!

St John’s is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. We’re here for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. We offer a range of support to communities across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, from inpatient care in our 15 bed hospice to day services which help people stay at home longer and offer respite to carers.

As one of our Nursing Assistants you will:

• Implement the agreed care plan to help individuals to be cared for and remain at home safely and independently
• Communicate effectively and appropriately with individuals and their families
• Assist individuals with administration of their medication according to policy guidelines
• Carry out any essential domestic duties as agreed in the care plan
• Encourage/support mobility and abide by moving and handling guidelines
• Assist with nutritional needs, as per the nutritional assessment
• Be able to provide observation of temperature and urinalysis. Collection and deliver of specimens for pathological testing
• Work to ensure the standard of infection prevention and control are followed at all times

To join us as a Nursing Assistant, you’ll need:

• An NVQ and/or QCF Level 2 qualification (or the willingness to gain this)
• Experience of working in a team
• Strong IT skills, including proficiency in MS Word, the internet and email
• Strong communication skills and an empathetic approach

• **Competitive enhanced pay for nights (30%), weekends (45%) and public holidays (60%)**
• *Continuation of NHS pension*
• Company pension scheme
• 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Enhanced sick pay
• Paid qualifications
• Corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services
• Staff discount of 15% on new goods online at
• Season ticket loan
• Cash referral bonus scheme
• Salary sacrifice car scheme
• Online Wellbeing Centre
• Free Will writing service
• Staff finance loans
• Free onsite parking
• Free uniform
• Carers leave policy
• Subsidised onsite meals and drinks
• Structured induction programme and learning and development opportunities

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

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