Hospice at Home Care Worker

Sue Ryder
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
£Competitive Plus Benefits
26 May 2018
23 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Hospice at Home Care Worker - Full/Part Time/Twilight Shifts/Night Shifts

South West and South East Oxfordshire with a base at Nettlebed Hospice, Henley-on-Thames.

Are you looking to embark on a rewarding career in healthcare as a Care Worker? Want to increase your skill-set and make a positive difference to people’s lives? If so, this is an amazing opportunity to take your next step with a nationally-renowned charity. 

This is a new and exciting service providing support to palliative patients in their own homes. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that provides excellent care to people in their last weeks of life.  

About Us: 

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care to people facing a life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to act as a safety net for our patients and their loved ones during the most difficult time of their lives.  

We’re a national charity and with the help of our 11,000 volunteers, 450 shops, our dedicated staff and supporters, we provided over 2.5 million hours of care last year.

We need the very best people, who share our vision, to join our team and help us to deliver more care to more people. Now, we’re looking for a number of Care Workers to join us on a full or part time basis. 

You’ll join the Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire community service, which delivers community and day services for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease.

Your Benefits: 

- 45% enhanced pay for weekend working 
- 60% enhanced pay for working public holidays 
- Outstanding training 
- Private pension scheme and employee assistance line 
- Free eye tests, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and travel ticket loan 
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay 
- Car sacrifice scheme 
- £500 refer a nurse bonus scheme 
- Carer’s leave policy and long service awards 
- Corporate discount scheme with hundreds of retailers and services 
- 25 days’ holiday rising with service (pro rata for part time) plus Bank Holidays 
- Option to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday 

We put personalisation at the heart of our care provision, our organisation, our people and in what we do. Every single member of our team is different, and we believe this variety is key to our success. 

As such, we recognise our people as individuals, and we’re committed to making Sue Ryder a great place to work for each and every one of our employees. 

We offer excellent development opportunities, as well as the chance to gain new skills and utilise your knowledge to help others perform to the best of their ability.   These posts are suitable for people wanting to be care assistance and develop skills in this area or to people looking to develop a career in nursing.

Many people believe that once you have a life-changing illness there’s little left. We don’t. If you agree, come and join the team.

Your Role: 

As a Care Worker, you’ll provide high quality, person-centred care and support to individuals using Sue Ryder’s Hospice at Home services. 

Working as a key member of the Health and Social Care Team, you will: 

- Understand and implement the agreed care plan to help individuals to be cared for and remain at home safely, effectively and compassionately. Offer service users choice and help to maintain their independence.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with individuals and their families and the multidisciplinary team.
- Carry out personal care tasks with individuals while preserving their privacy and dignity.
- Undertake simple dressings as required, according to the care plan.
- 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 and in individualised risk assessments.
- 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.
- Monitor syringe drivers, reporting any concerns.
- Promote Sue Ryder’s values, help to build morale and encourage others to perform to high standards
- Take part in training to further increase your abilities.
- Work to ensure the standard of infection prevention and control are followed at all times.

About You: 

To join us as a Care Worker, you’ll need: 

- Experience of working in a team 
- Strong IT skills, including proficiency in MS Word, the internet and email 
- An NVQ and/or QCF Level 2 qualification (or the willingness to gain this) 
- A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle 
- Strong communication skills and an empathetic approach 

Other organisations may call this role Care Assistant, Trainee Care Worker, Health & Social Care Worker, Social Care Worker, Carer or Healthcare Assistant.  

Shifts are flexible and you can work on a full time or part time basis. Twilight shifts are also available and there are opportunities for night shifts. Shifts will be spread over seven days. We aim to be flexible and are happy to discuss your needs and requirements at interview.