Healthcare Assistants/Senior Healthcare Assistants – In-Patient Unit

Categories: Care.

Hours: Full/Part-time/Bank

Salary: £16,051 – £18,751 p.a. pro rata / Equivalent to AfC Band 2 or £17,584 – £20,434 p.a. pro rata / Equivalent to AfC Band 3 depending on qualifications and experience

Princess Alice Hospice is one of the top ten hospices in the UK providing specialist palliative care and support to a community of more than a million people living in Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Our superb Hospice building houses our Day Services and a purpose-built In-Patient Unit with the capacity to care for 24 highly complex patients at any one time, offering those who need to stay with us a private, ensuite room with large doors that open out onto our garden, courtyard or decking area.

Working alongside other members of the hospice multi-professional team, our healthcare assistants take pride in delivering care of an extremely high standard with a ‘can do’ attitude. As a new member of our nursing team you will be fully supported, whilst gaining essential knowledge and skills in specialist palliative care in a challenging but uplifting environment. You will also have the opportunity to gain an extensive range of generic clinical nursing skills.

We can offer:

  • High staff/patient ratios          
  • Structured induction and strong mentorship
  • Excellent training and development opportunities     
  • Flexibility with regard to shift patterns
  • Excellent staff support           
  • Excellent staff facilities and environment

We are looking for motivated Healthcare Assistants who have excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and a passion for delivering high quality, compassionate patient and family focused care.

Health care assistants should possess a good standard of general education and have some experience of delivering nursing care, preferably on a ward, in the Community or care home.

Senior healthcare assistants should possess relevant NVQ/QCF qualifications and have experience of nursing palliative care patients

Interviews will be held at the hospice on 29 January 2016 and 1 February 2016.

For further information or an application pack please contact the HR Department, stating which vacancy you are applying for, on 01372 461852 (24 hr answerphone) or e-mail:

Online applications can also be made via the Princess Alice website.

Closing Date: 15 February 2016

Interview Dates: 29 January 2016 & 1 February 2016

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