Healthcare Assistant, IPU

Location Chelmsford
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £21,989 - £24,781
Contact name: Lynn Mollan

Contact email:
Job ref: 001883
Published: 2 months ago

Are you a motivated, forward thinking, talented individual interested in delivering excellent specialist palliative care within a multidisciplinary team to patients and their families within mid Essex? 


Farleigh Hospice is the leading specialist palliative care provider in mid Essex, providing specialist support to patients and their families in both the community via our multidisciplinary locality care teams, and our inpatient unit.  


We are now looking for Health Care Assistants to meet the increasing complexities of patient needs in our 10-bed Inpatient unit. The unit provides holistic care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant life limiting illnesses and support for their families/carers. This will include excellent symptom control, psycho-social and spiritual support for patients who are admitted for symptom control, specialist palliative rehabilitation and end of life care. We aspire to provide care for patients with complex nursing needs such as non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy care. 


As an organisation with a strong social purpose, we understand the strength we gain from having and supporting diverse teams. The different skills and experiences that colleagues from different backgrounds bring to us allow us to make better decisions, consider different views and be an altogether more interesting and cohesive place to work. We welcome applications from everyone.  


 We are actively recruiting to the following role:  

*        Health Care Assistant (salary scale £21,989 - £24,781) 


The post will provide an opportunity for individuals with excellent communication skills, clinical knowledge and leadership skills to act as team role models and be part of developing new ways of working, alongside quality improvement.    


For the full job description, please click here


As an organisation keen to develop and retain our staff, we will provide successful candidates at all levels with: 


*      Bespoke induction  

*      Monthly paid clinical supervision with either an internal or external supervisor  

*      Principles of Palliative Care course  

*      Access to educational opportunities provided by our internal Education Team  

*      Opportunities for community specialist palliative care experience  

*      Access to external study days and conferences 


If you require further information please view the job description or contact the recruiting manager; Lynn Mollan via email for an informal chat.

Please note we are unable to accept CV’s emailed direct – please apply via the Farleigh website – thank you. 


If we receive a high number of applications we will close the vacancy before the closing date.


Farleigh Hospice is committed to creating an inclusive working environment where diversity is recognised and celebrated.  To achieve this we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Farleigh Hospice operates a three-month probation period. Positions may be subject to DBS Disclosure. Charity Registration No: 284670