Palliative care assistant wanted, GBP12.50 Per/Hour

Recruiter
Innovative Recruitment Limited
Location
Kent
Salary
12.50 GBP Hourly
Posted
04 Apr 2017
Closes
24 Apr 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Youll provide healthcare support to patients who are in the last months or days of their lives, making sure that theyre as comfortable as possible.

Youll also monitor changes to the patients condition and make sure you keep other health professionals informed.

Youll give emotional support to the patients families.

Your day-to-day duties might include:

applying simple wound dressings
giving medication
changing medical equipment like catheters, when required
making sure equipment is cleaned and stored correctly
caring for the person's body after death
Youll also provide personal care and support to patients, like:

helping with washing, hair and oral care
helping with dressing and undressing
applying lotions and creams
help with toileting
eye care, for example administering eye drops
preparing light meals and drinks
providing social contact and encouraging the family to to get involved
taking patients out, if theyre well enough

You'll need:

excellent communication skills
the ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds
team working skills
the ability to work on your own initiative

Youll usually work around 37.5 hours a week on a shift or rota system. This will include nights, bank holidays and weekends.

You may be based in the community, travelling between patients homes. Youll need a driving licence and access to a car.

You might also work in a hospital or hospice.