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For over 25 years Mary Ann Evans Hospice have provided outstanding end of life care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across North Warwickshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our community. At Mary Ann we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and support to patients and their families, and constantly strive to ensure we reach as many people as possible, whenever and wherever they may need us. The hospice serves a population of approximately 190,000 people covering Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and the surrounding villages in northern Warwickshire. We are a registered charity and company, with our community at the heart of our services.

Senior Care Support Worker

Salary: AfC Band 3

37.5 hours per week (08.30 – 16.30, 5 days over a 7 day week) 

This is an exciting time to join Mary Ann as we extend our community services to reach more patients and their families throughout North Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do. Mary Ann provides a wide range of multi-disciplinary services, created and designed to support individual needs, which include a virtual day hospice, complementary therapies, community services nursing team, 24hr Rapid Response team and a family support (including bereavement) service. We also provide expert secondary lymphoedema care and treatments. 

To continue to provide our outstanding care services we need talented and committed people to join us. If you are passionate about palliative and end of life care, we want to hear from you!

The clinical services provided by Mary Ann aim to provide assessment, intervention and monitoring of patients with progressive and life limiting illnesses enabling them to remain at home. This includes patients in residential, nursing homes and other long stay settings for as long as possible according to their individual preferences.

About the Role:

The post holder is responsible for supporting the delivery of palliative and end of life care as part of the Mary Ann clinical services team, providing care interventions and on-going assessment under the direct clinical leadership of the staff nurses and team leads.

The post holder will work independently, to assess and report the current patient status, support patients and carers and initiate and deliver specific interventions as required, in accordance with the supporting practice competencies.

The post holder will support patients and carers in their own homes, including residential/nursing homes and other long stay settings for as long as possible, according to their individual preferences.

About you:

The post holder will hold a Care Certificate Qualification and NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, they will be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and a willingness to complete further studies.

The post holder will be committed to developing their clinical skills and experience to benefit patients and will have recent palliative and end of life care experience gained whilst working in a care setting.

The post holder will possess strong communication skills to enable them to build effective working relationships with their patients, carers and other healthcare professions at all levels across the healthcare sector, including good IT skills, and be able to demonstrate commitment to ensuring the patients right to be involved in decision making in relation to their health care. The post holder will be able to work independently as well as working as a member of Mary Ann’s professional healthcare team.

The post holder will hold a current driving licence and have the use of a vehicle for duties associated with this role.

What we offer:

  • As an NHS Partner, we will continue to make contributions to your Pension Scheme, subject to meeting qualifying conditions. Further advice can be found by contacting our Payroll Officer in our Business Support Team.
  • Agenda for Change pay scale and NHS length of service for annual leave
  • Sickness pay as per Mary Ann policy 
  • Excellent Training and Development opportunities
  • Enhanced DBS clearance provided by Mary Ann
  • Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)
  • Free Parking on site

For further detail please contact: Thom Allison, Head of Practice and Development, 02476 865440, or email thomas.allison@geh.nhs.uk 

Deadline: 8am (GMT) Monday 2nd November 2020