Bank Healthcare Assistant for Hospice@Home Team

Location: Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood, SE2 0GB

Salary: Band 2 & Band 3

Hours per week: ‘As and When’

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Job Summary:

At the Hospice, we have an excellent Hospice@Home Team and are recruiting to a band 2 or band 3 AfC Health Care Assistant. This service provides care and support to people in the borough of Greenwich at the end of their lives, supporting them in their own homes. We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring Health Care Assistant to join the Hospice’s team.


The successful candidate will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, primarily delivering care in Patients’ homes under the direction of the team leader, this post also requires flexibility to work within our Inpatient Unit if required.


These post offers the opportunity to work alongside and learn from colleagues with palliative care expertise providing support to our patients on an ‘as & when’ basis.


The successful candidates will need to have some experience of caring in either a paid for voluntary capacity, and will demonstrate a commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients.


With a sound understanding of health and safety, nutrition and hydration and infection control, candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to meet patients’ physical, social and psychological needs appropriately as they approach end of life. A current driving license and access to a car for business use is essential for this post. This post requires the Hospice to carry out DBS checks on new recruits.


The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all its staff, so there are excellent opportunities for professional development. We have educational links with local higher education institutions and have a great track record of career progression within the organisation.

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members, generous stakeholder pension scheme for all other staff and generous annual leave entitlement.

If you are interested in applying, please do so by applying via our online system:

 Click here to apply 

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to inclusion. We celebrate and embrace diversity and thus encourage applications from a variety of backgrounds, perspective, knowledge and skills

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The above post requires the hospice to carry out a DBS check on new recruits.

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