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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is a local charity dedicated to providing free, high-quality compassionate care and support for people with all terminal illnesses, their families and their carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. We care for over 2,500 people each year at home, in care homes, in the Hospice, in Day Hospice, and in hospital. We employ over 170 staff and have support from over 500 volunteers, and are continuing to develop our services. 

We currently have the following vacancies:

PART TIME PHYSIOTHERAPIST

BANK CHEF

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE BANK

BANK CATERING ASSISTANTS

BANK DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPERS

BANK HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

BANK STAFF NURSES

BANK VAN DRIVER

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PART TIME PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Salary: AfC Band 6

Hours: 22.5 - 30hrs per week, negotiable. Plus excellent benefits package.

Would you like to join our rehabilitation team to help provide a high standard physiotherapy service to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice? Your focus will be on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with a broad range of terminal illnesses who are accessing Hospice services in our inpatient unit, day hospice, outpatient clinics and in their own homes.  You will work with other members of the multi-professional team and provide physiotherapy interventions which aim to improve/maintain quality of life for the people we serve.  

The Hospice is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Physiotherapist who wants to make a difference to people facing terminal illness. Having recently commissioned a new rehabilitation gym and following a review of day hospice, the service is evolving and this has created an exciting new opportunity for another part time physiotherapist to join our team. 

The Hospice’s Benefits Package includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance, starting at 27 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days plus bank holidays with service
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members or a defined contribution Pension scheme with up to 7% company contribution
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Training and development to support continuous professional development
  • Subsidised meals
  • Free parking

For a formal visit or further information about this vacancy please contact: Amy Stoian, Physiotherapist, or Alex Robb, Clinical Administrator, on 020 8312 2244.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 22 October 2017

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK CHEF

Salary: Hospice Band 3, up to £11.65phr

Hours: ‘As and When required’

This post is responsible for the preparation and service of meals for patients, visitors and staff, there may also be functions that will require catering. 

The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to catering and nutritional requirements of patients. They must also be able to lead and work well as part of a team. The successful applicant must have a  City and Guilds 706/1 certificate and a current Food Hygiene certificate. Maintenance of high standards of Food Hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen is critical in this post.

Previous experience of working in a hospice or care environment would be advantageous but is not essential.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2017

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Amanda Aichen, Human Resources Adminstrator, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or email amandaaichen@gbch.org.uk

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CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST IN PALLIATIVE CARE BANK

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7

Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5, including weekend work and on-call rota

Varied depending on hours required

Are you passionate about nursing? Do you thrive on teamwork? Are you keen to further develop your palliative care skills and knowledge? Do you enjoy the multi-disciplinary approach to meeting people’s needs? If you answer “yes” to all of these, then why not consider taking this exciting opportunity to make it happen?

We are now recruiting to our community bank nursing service, based at the Hospice in Abbey Wood, which provides specialist palliative care advice and support to patients with life limiting illness their families at home, and also to professionals working in the community, care homes and hospitals in Greenwich and Bexley.

We are looking for a registered nurse, experienced in palliative care, who is a reflective practitioner with sound communication and interpersonal skills, to join our specialist community team. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, as well as integrating successfully into the team. We are developing a new nurse bank to support our present team of specialist nurses, to cover staff sickness and during recruitment.

You must be a car driver/owner and be available for duties at weekends and for the overnight on-call advisory service on a rota basis.

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 we also offer clinical supervision. 

If you think this could be you, please get in touch to find out more!

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members.

For more details or to arrange an informal visit, Ali McCarthy, Lead for Specialist Community Services, on 020 8320 5837 (option 2), during office hours, or alisonmccarthy@gbch.org.uk  

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK CATERING ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change band 2

Salary Range: £9.68 to £10.70 per hour

We are pleased to advertise ‘Bank’ opportunities to join the Catering Team at the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, providing a catering service to patients, staff and visitors to the Hospice.

Working with the catering team at the Hospice, this post is responsible for assisting our Chef in the provision of catering for patients, staff and visitors, ‘as and when’ required.

Previous experience of working within food preparation is advantageous for this post. 

Maintenance of high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen is critical in this post, and a Food Hygiene Certificate is essential on application. 

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPERS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 2

We are seeking Domestic Housekeepers who are interested in joining the Hospice Bank Register. The successful candidates will be responsible for maintaining the high standard of cleanliness required at the Hospice, including emptying of bins, sweeping, mopping floors, vacuuming, polishing, cleaning toilets, restocking toilet/washroom paper products and the provision of a laundry service to meet the needs of the Hospice. 

Working as part of our housekeeping team, it is essential that the successful candidate is able to work using their own initiative to ensure that the standards expected at the Hospice are met and exceeded.

Successful candidates will be required to take on shifts to cover at short notice on an ‘As & When’ basis.

A working knowledge of health and safety, with previous cleaning experience, ideally in a health care environment, would be advantageous.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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BANK HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 3

We are pleased to be advertise opportunities for Bank Health Care Assistants to join the Hospice bank register.

The successful candidates will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering care, as assessed by the registered nurses, in the community in patients’ homes, as well as on both our Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice. 

The successful candidates will hold an NVQ 3 in Health/Social care or equivalent, alongside relevant care experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients. 

With a sound understanding of health and safety 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.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or email dhruteeshiyani@gbch.org.uk

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BANK STAFF NURSES

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5

We are seeking Registered Nurses who are interested in joining the Hospice bank register. You will be passionate about nursing, and want to make a difference to patients, to join the multi-disciplinary team in both the Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice.

Sound communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this post, as is the ability to work using your own initiative in prioritising the clinical case load, providing clear instruction and support to the team of health care assistants and student nurses on placement within the unit.

A reflective practitioner with a commitment to the provision of excellent specialist palliative care, this post offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a specialist setting.

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of staff and has excellent educational links with Higher Education institutions in the local area, alongside internal training provision.

Job description

Application form and supporting information

For more information, please contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8312 2244 ext 421 or dhruteeshiyani@gbch.org.uk

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BANK VAN DRIVER

Salary:  Agenda for Change Band 2

Hours: ‘As and When’ to cover periods of annual leave and sickness absence Monday to Saturday

We are looking for friendly, flexible team players to join our bank team to support the Van Delivery service for our busy charity shop network.

While driving our vans, the duties of the post holder include the collection and delivery of new and second hand goods from the public, and moving stock within our network of retail shops within defined timescales. 

A full driving licence is necessary for this post, and experience of driving a 3.5 tonne Luton Van is desirable, combined with excellent customer service skills as the role is customer facing, representing the Hospice in the communities we serve. Good communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of health and safety in the workplace. 

The work will involve moving heavy loads, including furniture and large electrical items, and regular manual handling will be a vital part of the post. Full training on manual handling will be provided to the successful candidate, along with the assistance of a driver’s mate where
necessary. 

Job description

Application form and supporting information

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if the Queen needed the Hospice she wouldn't get any better treatment than my husband did

Mrs U, Bexleyheath


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