Hello, we are Mary Ann Evans Hospice. We are working in partnership on several projects and believe we provide a great place to work and hope that by looking through our vacancy information you will agree. Thank you for having a look at one of our adverts.

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is the local community hospice in North Warwickshire whose aim is to provide specialised care, support and advice to patients and their families when living with a life limiting illness. The Hospice also provides expert secondary Lymphoedema care and treatments. The Hospice believes everyone in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and the surrounding villages in Northern Warwickshire should be offered the choice of quality palliative and end of life care. The Hospice services are delivered free of charge by a team of staff and volunteers who place great emphasis on choice, dignity, respect, compassion and enablement.

The first thing you will notice about the Hospice is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

The Hospice values focus on providing services which are supportive, comforting, safe and personalised and have an ethos for staff known as “IMatter”

Individual Matter, important Appreciated Trusted Time invested Engagement Respected

Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

Key about the role:

As an integral member (bank) of the Day Hospice and Hospice at Home Team, you will be responsible for providing support to the Clinical Services Team Lead (CSTL) and Clinical Services Staff Nurses (RN) in relation to day to day Hospice clinical activities, providing patient care within agreed policies and procedures and agreed levels of service delivery, contributing to the daily provision of care services; including supporting staff and volunteers.

The Senior Care Support Worker (SCSW) will provide support to the CSTL and RN’s in maintaining high quality palliative and end of life care to patients in the hospice and their own homes, and support to their families. Under the supervision of the RN, the SCSW will assess, plan, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate care to meet patient’s care needs encouraging re-ablement and well-being models of care. At all times the post holder will ensure patients and their carers receive the right hospice care, at the right time and in the right place, optimising patient and carer satisfaction by always facilitating individual’s preferences and a personalised care approach.

The SCSW will support the CSTL and RN’s by providing specialised palliative and end of life care which is safe, caring, responsive, effective and well-led supporting the Hospice’s compliance with all aspects of Care Quality Commission (CQC) national standards and related legislation.

The posts are to become part of our valued ‘bank’ team and so flexible hours of assorted shifts are available. Successful candidates will need to be able to work across each day or night of the week, including Bank Holidays.

You will have a Care Certificate or equivalent i.e. NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care for adults, a Level 3 Diploma/NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care for adults, a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent certificate in palliative/end of life care and have received training for communication skills relevant to palliative/end of life care.

You will need a minimum of 2 years care experience with palliative/end of life patients (any setting) and be able to work autonomously and as part of team, be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience of supervising/supporting team members. Car driver is essential.

You will have a caring and compassionate nature with the ability to think and operate within the ethos of the Hospice.

The Hospice is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, this will be updated 3 yearly.

For further details / informal visits please contact: Jess Emery/Rachel Vowles/Ayesha Anwar, Clinical Services Staff Nurses, Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Tel: 02476 865440 or Bernadette Evans, Senior Care Support Worker – bernadette.evans@geh.nhs.uk , Tel: 02476 865440

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