Bank Nursing Assistant – Palliative Care - In-Patient Unit
St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RJ £8.72 - £8.80 per hour (depending upon experience) plus enhancements Bank hours (ad hoc) including nights & weekends
You are invited to join us at Sue Ryder St John's Hospice, rated as outstanding by the CQC.
Are you looking for flexibility around your working hours/additional hours?
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
Benefits **Competitive enhanced pay for nights (30%), weekends (45%) and public holidays (60%)** • Company pension scheme • Paid qualifications • Corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services • Staff discount of 15% on new goods online at shop.sueryder.org • Cash referral bonus scheme • Online Wellbeing Centre • Free Will writing service • Free onsite parking • Free uniform • 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.