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Healthcare Assistant

Full and part-time positions available, with the regular opportunity for additional shifts if desired


FTE Starting salary £18,823 p.a. up to FTE £20,065 p.a. (plus shift enhancements) depending on skills and performance.

Location: Carlisle

Eden Valley Hospice is a dynamic and responsive specialist care provider for people with palliative and end of life care needs. We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, flexible and committed Healthcare Assistants to join our friendly specialist palliative care team.

Based in Carlisle, we have a 10-bed inpatient unit, day hospice and children’s hospice.

Our preference would be for the post holder to work various shifts (mostly 12 hours) on rotation between days and nights.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and will assist in the delivery of outstanding care. Due to excellent staff to patient ratios, you will have time to care for and build relationships with patients and their families. We also work collaboratively across the county with strong links to other care providers.

The hospice’s vision is to provide excellence in specialist palliative care and to ensure patients receive consistently high standards of care in all care settings within the organisation. There is a culture of reflection, training, supporting and development for all staff, with access to regular clinical supervision and training. Eden Valley Hospice provides a creative and unique environment with many opportunities for personal and professional growth and pay progression. A willingness to advance skills is therefore essential.

Our clinical teams are at the heart of everything we do. We appreciate that, as a charity, we may appear to be a less stable option than other healthcare employers. However, we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year and plan to be around for many years to come. Whilst we can never be complacent about the scale of the fundraising challenge that we continually face, the success of our income generation efforts and our prudent approach to managing our resources will ensure that we remain financially secure.

For details of the benefits of working for the Hospice, click here.

For an informal chat about the positions available, please contact Suzanne Garbarino on 01228 817620.

To apply for the post, please complete an application form. For guidance on making an application, please click here.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 12th December 2022

Interviews will take place on Friday 16th December 2022.

Please note that this role is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list checks.

Job Description and Person Specification

Downloadable Application Form

Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw is an equal opportunity employer.

All posts are subject to recruitment checks.